Camargo man grateful to young friend for alert actions

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.

At least half of $300,000 loan to Vermilion County Health Department may soon be paid back

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.

Parts of Neil, John streets in Champaign to close Tuesday for several weeks

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.

Riders on cross-country journey to stop in C-U on 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 council to discuss changing public notice of meetings

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.

Grand juries to be eliminated in latest cost-cutting effort

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.

Sidewalk near David Kinley Hall to be closed

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.

One lane of part of University Avenue to be closed for 2 days

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.

Lasting, legitimate legacy: Ikenberry 'perfect guy for the job'

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.

Gallery: Fourth of July in CU 2010

A look at parades and other events in CU on the Fourth of July 2010.