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Sadorus may replace scoreboard

SADORUS — Village officials are discussing replacing the scoreboard at Sadorus Community Park's ball diamonds.

Village Trustee Jim Thompson, who heads up the village board's parks committee, told fellow board members this week that the scoreboard's motherboard is not working. Because the scoreboard is over 30 years old, replacement parts can't be found, according to Thompson.


Fourth of July by the (census) numbers

On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.


Bee colonies on upswing in Illinois

FAIRMOUNT — If every beekeeper started out like David Burns did nearly 20 years ago, Illinois likely would not be enjoying its current upswing in honeybee colonies.


Construction expected this summer for wind farm

KEMPTON — Construction of a proposed 199-turbine wind farm encompassing portions of Ford, Iroquois and Kankakee counties is expected to begin by early August, the project's developer said.


Danville looks for solutions in wake of shootings

Monday's shooting was at least seventh in city since March

DANVILLE — Growing up on Kentucky Avenue in Danville, 61-year-old Alyce Marion remembers sleeping on the front porch in the summer months and playing with other kids in the neighborhood until the street lights came on, a sign it was time to get home.


Ebert still bringing people together

Dozens visit Virginia for dedication ceremony

CHAMPAIGN — Boy Scout Steven Green went to the Virginia Theatre on Thursday afternoon, expecting to hand out flags and programs at the "Ice Cream and Independence" event.

He ended up doing something he felt was more important.


GOP leaders will address vacancy

FAIRBURY — Republican leaders in five central Illinois counties will meet Sunday in Fairbury to begin developing a plan to replace state Rep. Josh Harms, R-Watseka, on the November general election ballot.

Harms, a freshman lawmaker, announced earlier this week that he was pulling out of the 106th House District race against Democrat William Nutter for unspecified family reasons.


Champaign schools seek alums for video

CHAMPAIGN — If you've ever attended Champaign schools you can share your favorite school memory as part of a new video.

The school district will tape messages from alumni next week for a back-to-school video for faculty and staff.

Alumni will be asked to talk about their favorite school memory, or a teacher or staff member who made a difference in their lives.


Pension reform may be 'back to square one'

Expert: Justices' decision good for UI employees, bad for school's financial future

An Illinois Supreme Court ruling on state health insurance premiums could spell doom for the state's recent pension reform law, many court watchers agree.


Quinn to sign bill on storm relief in Gifford

GIFFORD — Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to be in Gifford at noon Monday to sign legislation to help businesses rebuild after damaging tornadoes, such as the storm that ripped through the town last November.


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