Stadium Drive closed for another day

A major water main break forced the closure of Stadium Drive just east of Neil Street for a second day today and raised concerns about silt flowing into the Boneyard Creek.

IYB sneak peek: BK remodel about done

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Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office

SARA BURNETT, Associated Press

Sprinkler head activates at Bottenfield

CHAMPAIGN - Classes will start on time at Bottentfield Elementary School in Champaign as firefighters continue to investigate what tripped a sprinkler head there early Friday.

Area history, Oct. 31, 2014

Today is Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Jamaica, Catlin voters get their say on consolidation

For years, the Catlin and Jamaica school districts have struggled to provide their students with an optimal education in the face of declining enrollments, state funding reductions and ever-increasing expenses.

Now voters in these two small, rural districts in southern Vermilion County are days away from deciding whether a consolidation could improve the situation.

If only squirrels could read ... and obey

DELAND — Squirrels in DeLand, you are warned: Stay out of grain stored in tubes at the local elevator.

"We just wanted to decorate the bag a little," Dale Allen joked of the painted sign that reads "Attn All Squirrels: Please Continue to Dine In the Park. Thank You, Mgmt."

No hurry to fill Mahomet administrator position

MAHOMET — The office of the Mahomet village administrator is empty right now.

This day in history: Oct. 31, 2014

Today is Friday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2014. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween.

Today's Highlight in History:

Foster, Jenkins seek Vermilion clerk post

DANVILLE — The long-serving trio of Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn, Treasurer Sue Stine and Clerk Lynn Foster have a combined 68 years in office heading into Tuesday's election, when Hartshorn and Foster will be seeking their seventh four-year terms and Stine her sixth.