Pet of the Week Victor Gato


l-r-Gato and Victor are 5 month old domestic short hair cats.Victor is a neutered orange tabby and Gato is a spayed Tortie . They are very friendly and playful and They would love to stay together.  available at the Champaign County Humane Society.

Ten things to know about Farm Progress Show

One of the biggest farm shows around will swing into Decatur this year, with the latest tractors and agricultural products on display, tilling and combining demonstrations in the fields, and a country music concert.

The 2011 Farm Progress Show kicks off on Tuesday on grounds near Richland Community College.

It's Your Business: Music school doubles space in Champaign

The Champaign School of Music is expanding and moving to larger space on the west side of Champaign.

The school will reopen Monday at its new location, 1712 S. Duncan Road, Suite A, right behind the County Market store at Duncan and Kirby Avenue.

Irish's Gymnastics headed to Gilman

RANTOUL — Championship banners line the west wall of the Irish's Gymnastics facility, trumpeting a long string of excellence.

Since owner Danny Irish opened it in 1997 at the Rantoul Plaza shopping center, he's moved it three times in the plaza to get more room.

He's moving again, but this time the move is more dramatic.

Champaign teacher brings insight back from U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

CHAMPAIGN — Usually thousands of people crowd the halls of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

But Franklin Middle School teacher Trina Wetzel found herself in a much smaller, tranquil group — sometimes she was alone among the austere displays of artifacts left behind by those who did not survive the genocide.

State agency has concerns over events on Rantoul airport grounds

RANTOUL — The director of the Illinois Division of Aeronautics said she has safety concerns about the Half Century of Progress Show being held at the Rantoul airport.

The four-day agricultural show was expected to attract tens of thousands of spectators. It was to end Sunday (Aug. 28).

Some governments fight Clinton landfill PCB proposal

CLINTON — Champaign County Board member Alan Kurtz walks out, hands in pockets, onto the expanse of a broad, black stretch of plastic laid in what would otherwise be just a dusty, hilly field of dirt and clay.

Bridge work will close lanes on I-74 through C-U

Interstate 74 will be reduced to a single lane in each direction in Champaign-Urbana on weekday nights over the next two weeks while bridge decks are being sealed.

The work will be done on bridge decks on I-74 from the University Avenue exit in Urbana to the I-57 interchange in Champaign, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday, beginning Aug. 29.

Background on PCBs

What are PCBs?

Polychlorinated biphenyl materials were banned by the EPA in 1979, but the products had been in production for about 50 years before that and are still being thrown away.

2011 Urbana Sweetcorn Festvial

A video look at the Sweetcorn Festival from UI College of Communications student Amy Harwath.