Bunge supports program on farm safety

DANVILLE – Organizers of the Vermilion County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program are very pleased with Bunge North America's decision to double its investment in that program.

Fire in Rantoul started in two places

RANTOUL - Rantoul Fire Department investigators believe a fire that heavily damaged a duplex early Thursday morning was intentionally set.

Rantoul Fire Chief Ken Waters said firefighters were called to a fire at 1105 and 1107 Eastview Drive at 12:48 a.m.

Bonds for Urbana schools work get lower interest

URBANA – If you're an Urbana homeowner, you won't pay a penny in additional property taxes for $17.5 million worth of improvements to Urbana school facilities.

But that's not even the best news.

How to donate to Urbana athletic gateway

URBANA – The Urbana Alumni Assocation is supporting the renovations at the Urbana athletic complex by selling commemorative bricks for the gateway to the complex.

Anyone interested can buy a brick and designate an inscription. A 4-inch by 8-inch paver costs $150, and a 12-inch square paver costs $500.

Work on Urbana athletic fields to start this month

URBANA – Demolition work is scheduled to begin later this month at Urbana High School's football stadium, the first step in renovating its athletic fields into a state-of-the-art complex.

Merchants pitch in to bring 'snowfall' to downtown Danville

DANVILLE – The forecast for tonight in downtown Danville, specifically along North Vermilion Street between Main and Harrison streets, calls for very heavy snowfall after dark.

Cause may remain unknown in Broadlands fire

BROADLANDS – The names of two little girls who died Thursday morning in a house fire were released Friday.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Riley Johnston, 2, and Angela Johnston, 1, were pronounced dead at the scene of the 2:21 a.m. fire at 103 S. Logan St. on the west side of Broadlands.

Fire claims lives in Broadlands

BROADLANDS - The two youngest members of a Broadlands family were killed in an early morning house fire in that village today.

Champaign County sheriff's Lt. Ed Ogle confirmed that two children, ages 1 and 2, died in a fire at 103 Logan Street that started about 2 a.m. Firefighters were called at 2:21 a.m.

Men force way into Urbana home, rob occupant

URBANA — Urbana police investigators are looking for three men who forced their way into a home in that city late Tuesday looking for drugs.

Exonerated men say funding for DNA testing is critical

CHAMPAIGN – Kirk Noble Bloodsworth says he never gave up hope after he was sent to death row for the 1984 rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl in Maryland– a crime he did not commit.