VILLA GROVE – Myron Scott of Camargo finds it hard to express his gratitude to his young neighbor Joel Jarboe.
Scott is home recovering after suffering a stroke June 3. He is still struggling to regain the ability to speak, but he was able to say how much he appreciated his friend's actions.
DANVILLE – Vermilion County Health Department officials hope to pay back very soon at least half of the $300,000 loan that the county has continued to carry since the fall of last year.
CHAMPAIGN – Portions of Neil and John streets will be closed beginning Tuesday while a work crew begins the John Street drainage improvement project.
Both sides of Neil will be reduced to one lane between Green Street and John starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
CHAMPAIGN – A group of exceptional bicycle riders, many of whom are wounded Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, will be in Champaign-Urbana this week as part of a 3,696-mile tour.
CHAMPAIGN – The city council this week will discuss new guidelines for public notices of open meetings and decide whether to spend $30,000 on a multi-agency mosquito control program.
URBANA – Champaign County's judicial system is doing away with its grand jury system in an attempt to save a few more dollars each year.
"The bake sale didn't go over too well," deadpanned Presiding Judge Tom Difanis about the need for even more belt tightening.
URBANA – The sidewalk south of David Kinley Hall, 1407 W. Gregory Drive, U, on the University of Ilinois campus is expected to be closed Tuesday and Wednesday while a crane is used to bring materials into the building.
The sidewalk will be closed from 7 a.m. Tuesday to about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
URBANA — One lane of a portion of University Avenue in Urbana will be closed for two days.
The eastbound outside lane will be closed in the 1100 block of East University Avenue beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday while Duce Construction constructs a driveway entrance at 1101 E. University Ave.
The inside eastbound lane of University Avenue will remain open.
URBANA – Ten men and women made it to the finalist stage for the University of Illinois presidency this spring, and during the interviews each was given a chance to make an opening statement.