Residency rule complicates Public Health successor choice in Vermilion County

DANVILLE – Less than four months after a controversial employee residency policy was passed by the Vermilion County board, the residency requirement may be waived when a new administrator is hired at the Vermilion County Health Department later this year.

Burning rules for Danville

Leaf-burning guidelines for the city of Danville

1. Burning must be leaves only and must not include twigs, branches, limbs, brush, paper, refuse.

2. Burning must be between sunrise and sunset.

3. Burning cannot be on any public street, alley or sidewalk.

4. A responsible person above the age of 16 must be in constant attendance.

Sheriff candidate in Champaign County 'very comfortable' seeking ballot spot as independent

SIDNEY – Jerommie Smith of Sidney hopes to be not only the first independent candidate in Champaign County since 1992, but the first-ever independent candidate elected sheriff.

He said he considered running before but was motivated recently after watching a television news story about funding problems in the sheriff's office.

UI grad wins Outer Critics Circle Award for Tony-nominated performance

University of Illinois graduate Jon Michael Hill, who is up for a Tony Award for outstanding featured actor in a play, on Monday won the Outer Critics Circle Award in that category, for his performance in "Superior Donuts" by Tracy Letts.

Three Champaign businesses first to be certified green by state association

CHAMPAIGN – An office, retail store and salon are the first three organizations to earn green business certification from the Illinois Green Business Association.

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MICHIGAN: Culinary collection gets boost from donation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – The University of Michigan's culinary collection is being transformed into an even more extensive scholarly resource on the subject of American food, cooking and rituals.

Danville prepared to write tickets for violations of burning rules

DANVILLE – The Danville Fire Department responded last year to 100 illegal burnings in the city.

But none of the offenders was issued a notice to appear in municipal court where a $150 to $1,000 fine could have been leveled.

This year, that will likely change.

Bridge work to restrict traffic on Illinois 49

HOMER — A portion of Illinois 49 south of Homer will be restricted to a single lane for the next two weeks while a bridge is being repaired.

Work on the bridge carrying Illinois 49 over a tributary to the Little Vermilion River about four miles south of Homer will begin on Tuesday, according to a written release from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Lane of Green Street to be closed for sign replacement work

CHAMPAIGN — One lane of Green Street will be closed on Wednesday while a sign is being replaced at Pizza Hut, 411 E. Green St.

The eastbound lane of Green Street in front of the restaurant will be closed for approximately a half day, weather permitting.

First Street to be closed between Stadium Drive and Gregory Drive

CHAMPAIGN — First Street in Champaign will be closed between Stadium Drive and Gregory Drive for about three weeks while utility work is completed.

The street is expected to re-open on June 4.