Pet of the Week Flynn

This week's featured pet is Flynn, a six month old black and tan Hound mix dog. Flynn is a neutered male, friendly and energetic, loves to play with toys and other dogs. 

Champaign council considers dismantling cable commission

CHAMPAIGN — Council members will be asked Tuesday to dismantle the community's 35-year-old cable television and communications commission, approve an agreement for installation of a Virginia Theatre marquee and dedication pavers, and appoint a deputy to newly elected Mayor Don Gerard.

Park Street near Carle to close Tuesday and Wednesday

URBANA — Park Street in Urbana will be closed from Coler Avenue to Busey Avenue from noon Tuesday until 5 p.m. Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony for Carle Foundation Hospital.

Access to the emergency room will continue to be available from Coler Avenue by way of University Avenue.

Reports to police

In crimes reported to area police:


— 1200 block of North Lincoln Avenue: Vehicle entered Friday but nothing taken.

— Home Run Food Mart, 1509 E. Washington Ave.: Drugs and cash stolen from vehicle Wednesday; reported Friday.

I-74 clear after two-vehicle accident

CHAMPAIGN  -- Illinois State Police at Pesotum report a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 74 westbound near the interchange with I-57 has been cleared.

The accident occurred about 4:50 p.m. and had traffic backed up on 74 for about 2 miles for almost an hour.

Police said there were no serious injuries. 



UI graduation speaker urges global interaction

CHAMPAIGN — Gray skies, drizzle and prairie winds did little to dampen the spirits of University of Illinois graduates Sunday.

At mid-day, they were lined up about two dozen deep in front of the Alma Mater at Wright and Green streets to have their picture taken in caps and gowns.

One Hundred Fortieth Commencement at the University of Illinois

The University of Illinois conducted the One Hundred Fortieth Commencement at the Assembly Hall on Sunday May 15 2011.

It's Your Business: New bar opens in downtown Champaign

Downtown Champaign recently welcomed a new watering hole to its lineup of bars.

The long-vacant Lox Stock & Bagel space at Neil and Chester streets is now home to Quality, a place where people can choose from more than 100 different beers, including many microbrews from around the U.S. It opened April 30.

Concert honoring veterans set for Thursday

Danville High School's 15th annual Salute to Veterans Concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 19 in the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, 202 E. Fairchild St., Danville.

It is free and open to the public. All veterans and servicemen and women and their families are encouraged to attend.

Brothers, both Vietnam veterans, to get high school diplomas

DANVILLE — A couple of years after the United States officially entered the Vietnam War, brothers Albert  "John" and Everett Pate answered the call of duty, even though that meant leaving Danville High School a few months shy of graduating.