Chuck Knox of Villa Grove, who has served on the Douglas County Board for 12 years, will not seek re-election in the fall.
CHAMPAIGN — They're not all called Unofficial St. Patrick's Day, but the debauchery is far from unique to the University of Illinois.
Students at other schools have their own alcohol-infused signature events, and the authorities on each campus have their own ways of dealing with it.
Today is Friday, March 7, the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
10 things to know about Unofficial St. Patrick's Day
1 Now in its 18th year, Unofficial started as a bar promotion in the 1990s to attract the St. Patrick's Day crowds they typically miss out on because March 17 usually falls on spring break.
Today is Friday, March 7, 2014. News reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago on this date:
Before the NCAA tournament pairings are announced, get ready for an onslaught of college basketball. Turn to most channels, and you are bound to see a game from some tiny conference you didn't know existed. To T.O.T.M., there is another word for this: heaven.
GIFFORD — Officials in Gifford are hoping to get a share of the $45 million relief fund for tornado-ravaged communities that has been assembled by Gov. Pat Quinn's administration.
PAXTON — The Paxton City Council will consider next week a redevelopment agreement with Shields Automart, the first business in the city's tax-increment financing district to seek reimbursement for improvement costs.
MONTICELLO — What will a new library look like in Monticello? The Allerton Public Library Board may find out by early summer. That is when Apace Design of Peoria will likely deliver the first design drawings for a new building to be constructed on Green Apple Lane.
TOLONO — The village board approved reimbursing $850,000 from its tax increment financing district to help the fire department build a new station on the village's east side, where the Tolono Primary School once stood.
The village will give the fire department $250,000 in July and $50,000 every year through the end of the TIF district, 2026.