CHAMPAIGN — A bit of stormy weather could dampen the tail end of some Labor Day celebrations.
The National Weather Service says scattered thunderstorms will develop ahead of a cold front Monday night. Severe weather is not expected, but the service is calling for a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in portions of central and East Central Illinois.
Planning to join Unit 4 officials on a guided tour of Champaign's two public high schools between 9 and 10 a.m. Tuesday? You may want to pack a sweat towel, ear plugs and an extra dose of any medication you take for claustrophobia. Parts of what you're about to see could be hazardous to one's health. The tours will be held on Tuesday mornings between now and Nov.
URBANA — A Rantoul man has been charged with driving under the influence after a rollover crash north of Urbana injured six people, two of them seriously.
The crash happened about 7:56 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 45 just north of Leverett Road, which is about halfway between Urbana and Thomasboro.
DANVILLE — And the survey says: City residents would prefer a roundabout to a traditional four-way stop at one of Danville's most problematic intersections.
From tackling the NFL draft in 'Draft Day' to jamming at the roller rink with the Twin City Derby Girls, staff writer Tim Mitchell's recommendations for the week ahead:
The overcrowding problems at Champaign Central and Centennial high schools have piled up over the years. Here's a small sample:
Central's band room: Room for 45. But 192? 'It's crazy.'
Built in 1956 as an addition to the school, Central's band room comfortably holds about 45 students. And that's without instruments, bands Director John Currey notes.
Update at 3:45 p.m. Monday:
LeROY — Authorities on Monday identfied a man who was found early Sunday on the side of the road and later pronounced dead as 26-year-old Blaine B. Umstattd, of Holder.
Preliminary autopsy findings show that Umstattd likely died of head injuries suffered after being hit by a vehicle.
For 120 years, Labor Day has been a recognized national holiday.
The U.S. Department of Labor says the day "is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country."
LeROY — Police are investigating a fatality that happened early Sunday morning in rural LeRoy.
According to authorities, the McLean County Sheriff’s Office, LeRoy police and the LeRoy Fire Department were called to a report of a man lying on the side of the LeRoy-Lexington Blacktop, also known as County Road 2600 East, near County Road 1000 North, at 2:50 a.m. Sunday.
URBANA — A Rantoul man has been charged with driving under the influence after a rollover crash north of Urbana injured six people Saturday night, two of them seriously.
The crash happened about 7:40 p.m. on U.S. 45 just north of Leverett Road, which is about halfway between Urbana and Thomasboro.