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Rose, Ammons back accord on Clinton Landfill

CHAMPAIGN — Two state legislators, including one who has been working to keep hazardous wastes out of the Clinton Landfill for close to a decade, are endorsing a proposed consent decree that settles a lawsuit filed by local governments against the landfill's owners.

Trustees chair speaks on recent UI events

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Growth of video gaming likely limited in Rantoul

RANTOUL — Mayor Chuck Smith called video gaming in the village "a challenge for us" due to limited access.

Cost study OK'd for animal shelter

CLINTON — The DeWitt County board authorized a $3,000 expense to perform a cost study at the animal shelter, along with a $3,480 expense for fencing there.

The cost study will aim to set pricing for the various services offered by the animal shelter. But at the meeting, there was no list of current costs available to board members.

Summer summary

Monday was the last day of meteorological summer (June 1 to Aug. 31). Here's how it stacked up locally:

90-degree days: seven (one in June, four in July and two in August)

There were just three 90-degree days in the same period last year, 13 in 2013, but 55 in 2012.

Agency holds drive for Haitian ministry

CHAMPAIGN — Orphans Treasure Box will sponsor a diaper drive at its used bookstore at 826 Pioneer Drive from Thursday through Saturday to benefit God's Littlest Angels Haitian Baby Ministry.

Donors are asked to drop off diapers of any size or money donations at the store from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the other two days.

This day in history, Sept. 1, 2015

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2015.

There are 121 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On Sept. 1, 1715, following a reign of 72 years, King Louis XIV of France died four days before his 77th birthday.

On this date:

Area history, Sept. 1, 2015

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1915: Members of the Champaign City Council's fire apparatus committee departed last night by way of the Big Four Railroad for Cincinnati, where they will view the many makes of motor fire apparatus to be exhibited there.

AT&T brings reinforcements for Illini game

CHAMPAIGN — If you're an AT&T wireless customer and planning to attend any Illinois home football games, you're going to get some extra support as you text, post and call from the stands of Memorial Stadium.

AT&T said Monday it will bring in a COW — short for cell tower on wheels — to boost network support to keep customers connected in the stadium.

Consultant to improve Ford courtroom sound

PAXTON — The Ford County Public Building Commission voted to spend up to $10,500 to address sound issues in the main courtroom in the Ford County Courthouse.

Commissioners voted 4-0 to hire Todd McNutt of Gibson City-based McNutt Consulting Services (MCS) to adjust the courtroom's speaker system to fix the sound issues.