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Two injured in two-vehicle accident in Tolono

TOLONO — Two people were injured in a collision on the north side of Tolono early Friday.

Champaign County sheriff’s deputy Brandon Reifsteck said a Matthew Horton, 17, of Philo was driving a pickup truck west on County Road 900 N approaching 1200 E about 7:25 a.m.

Horton made a left turn in front of an eastbound car driven by John Sheets, 30, of Tolono.

One injured in accident at intersection in rural Champaign County

ST. JOSEPH — One woman was taken to an area hospital following a two-vehicle collision in eastern Champaign County Friday afternoon.

Champaign County sheriff’s deputy Eric Shumate said the accident happened about 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of county roads 2200 E (the Sidney Slab) and 1450 N, (the Homer Lake Road.)

Man mugged in Rantoul Thursday night

RANTOUL — Rantoul police are looking for two men who mugged a man late Thursday night on the village’s east side.

Rantoul police Sgt. Marcus Beach said a 66-year-old man was walking to his vehicle in the 1400 block of Harper Drive about 10:20 p.m. when he was approached by two men.

4-H seeking volunteers for project to 'adopt' military families

CHAMPAIGN – The local 4-H is looking for volunteers to a military initiative here.

April has been the "Month of the Military Child" since 1986, as a way to recognize the sacrifices made by the children of the nation's military personnel.

A neighborhood goes in search of a park

CHAMPAIGN – Beside Church of Christ-Northside in the Dobbins Downs neighborhood sits what would otherwise be an empty lot if it weren't for a few trees.

But residents of the northwest Champaign neighborhood see more – a jungle gym, slides and a swing set for the kids, and benches and picnic tables for the adults.

Volunteers sought to help get rid of training wheels

DANVILLE – The David S. Palmer Arena is gearing up to host Danville's fifth annual "Lose the Training Wheels" camp June 7 through 11.

The camp is an adaptive bicycle program that teaches students with varying disabilities how to ride two-wheel bicycles without the aid of training wheels.

Illini ATV World expanding services at new location

TILTON - Illini ATV World has moved into a former furniture store building on Georgetown Road, and the owners plan to expand their business into boats and boating supplies and repairs.

Students get together to learn about making a difference

DANVILLE – When groups of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders were asked to draw a picture of an ideal community, one drew trees, parks and recycling bins, and another drew a big red heart with the word "love."

Another drew Planet Earth and made a list of things they didn't want: terrorists, drugs, poverty, sickness, criticism, racism, pollution, war.

Want to help walk all over Peoria, Quad Cities?

CHAMPAIGN – Wanted: Hundreds of Champaign County walkers and runners with a competitive spirit.

Objectives: Fun, fitness and not getting trounced by a bunch of try-and-beat-us walkers in Peoria and the Quad Cities.

Start: Right now!

The Andersons plans to purchase O'Malley Grain

The Andersons has signed a letter of intent to purchase O'Malley Grain, which has facilities in Mansfield and Fairmont, Neb.

O'Malley president and chief executive officer Rob O'Malley said he was planning to retire but would stick around for a while to help with the transition.

The purchase price was not disclosed.