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Testimony from commission on Illinois admissions

CHICAGO -- The commission investigating admissions at the University of Illinois has finished for the day, with testimony from two of the three scheduled witnesses.

Semi rolls over, spilling sticky substance on road

FOOSLAND — A Mount Vernon truck driver was not seriously hurt when his semi-trailer rolled over late Monday night in northern Champaign County, spilling adhesive on the road.

Gibson City Bonus Bucks working better than expected

GIBSON CITY – Mayor Daniel Dickey the Gibson City Bonus Bucks program is working better than expected to bring business to town.

He told the city council Monday that $1.3 million in car sales has accrued over the two months the program has been in operation, meaning car buyers have received $13,000 worth of Gibson City Bonus Bucks to spend at participating Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce businesses.

Do Good Consulting hosting open house Wednesday

URBANA – Free ice cream will be offered at Do Good Consulting's third-anniversary open house Wednesday in Urbana.

The open house will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the firm's office, 201 W. Green St., U.

Rural Tolono man picked as interim ACES leader

A rural Tolono man has been named as the interim dean designate of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois.

Interim Provost Designate Robert A. Easter announced on Tuesday that Robert J. Hauser has been selected for the position.

Traffic to be restricted by work on Voorhees

DANVILLE - The westbound lane of Voorhees Street will be closed from Vermilion Street to Walnut Street, beginning Tuesday.

The lane will close at noon so crews can replace pavement. The lane will be closed until completion of the project, which is expected to be by 4 p.m. Friday, weather permitting. All local traffic will have access. Contact the Danville Public Works at 431-2382 for more information.

Homer board OKs plat for proposed subdivision

HOMER – After a year and a half of revisions and recalculations, the final plat for the proposed Heritage Ranch subdivision has been approved.

The revised plan will allow for the development of seven lots – from 11,000 to 13,500 square feet each – along Church St., with one additional out-lot being reserved for a future street.

Oakwood resident told to report illicit burning

OAWOOD – Trustees heard Monday from a concerned citizen regarding the misuse of the village's burn ordinance.

Becky Low told trustees that the ordinance was being broken by people burning products other than yard waste in their barrels. She said she even saw garbage being burned, and the offending odors drove her inside.

Rantoul board sets attendance goals for students

RANTOUL – Kindergarten through fifth-grade students will need to cut down on absences to earn attendance points toward promotion, the Rantoul City Schools board has decided.

Beginning in August, students will earn one point if they are in school at least 80 percent of the time they are enrolled in the district, and a second point if they are present at least 85 percent of the time.

Paxton council refuses request to move mobile home

PAXTON – The city council voted not to allow a resident of the trailer park that is closing to move her trailer adjacent to another trailer park on the east side of town.

Monday night the council voted 5-3 against the recommendation of the Plan Commission to rezone a lot and a half at 251 E. Spruce from multiple residential to motor home. Sharon Myers, who moved to Paxton three years ago from Salem after she retired, now has to move from the Prairie City Trailer Park on the west edge of town because a Rantoul developer has purchased the park in hopes of the city creating a tax increment financing district there bordering Interstate 57, after which he hopes to develop that land. Trailer park residents must leave by next year. Myers said she doesn't know what she will do now. She doesn't want to leave Paxton.