WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose sharply this week, making home-buying slightly less affordable.
AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press
DANVILLE — Keon Clark's most recent drunk-driving conviction, stemming from an Aug. 4 accident in Danville, sent him back to the Illinois penitentiary on Wednesday.
But shortly before he was sentenced to 8 years in prison on that charge and a weapons charge in a 2012 case, the former NBA player said the accident, just a block from his home, was also a wake-up call.
TOLONO — Village officials have decided to move forward with the Tolono Fire Protection District's request for funds from Tolono's tax-increment-financing revenue.
The fire department has asked for $250,000 upfront and $125,000 per year to build a new fire station on Tolono's east side.
Chris Miller with the National Weather Service in Lincoln previews the winter storm that is expected to hit Illinois on Thursday and Friday.
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The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Coles, Edgar and Shelby counties in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday.
School board confirms request for tax increase will wait till fall, defines its search criteria
CHAMPAIGN — After years of debate, the site selection for a new Central High School will take place Monday night.
The much-anticipated announcement will not.
Champaign County emergency dispatchers will call Champaign Fire Chief Doug Forsman's name for the last time today (Thursday, Dec. 5) as he ends a 50-year career in fire service.
When Forsman was 5 years old he told his father, a fireman himself, that he thought he'd be a fire chief when he grew up.
CHAMPAIGN — A grand opening celebration for the new Eden Supportive Living community in downtown Champaign is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served, tours will be given and entertainment will be provided by the Illini Musical Group and New Orleans Jazz Machine.
CHAMPAIGN — Interstate Drive in Champaign was closed at Boardwalk Drive for more than four hours on Wednesday evening following an accident.
Police said officers were called to a two-vehicle accident at that location at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
No information was available about whether anybody was injured.
Interstate Drive remained closed until 10:10 p.m., according to police.