DANVILLE – Some employees and visitors at the Vermilion County Courthouse Annex are getting exercise this week walking up and down stairs, because the four-story building's elevator is out of order and will be for several weeks.
Maintenance employees discovered last week that the nearly 50-year-old elevator was leaking hydraulic fluid, so it's been shut down while county officials seek bids for its repair or replacement, according to Vermilion County Board Chairman Jim McMahon.
SPRINGFIELD – Robert Easter will serve as both interim chancellor and provost in Urbana, if the University of Illinois Board of Trustees approves the promotion Thursday.
URBANA – Judge Heidi Ladd sentenced a Champaign man on Monday to 16 years in prison for the aggravated robbery of a convenience store.
Phillip James, 38, whose last known address was in the 200 block of North Randolph Street, C., had pleaded guilty in September to holding up a clerk at the Circle K, 1501 N. Lincoln Ave., U., at 6:40 a.m. on Feb. 8.
CHAMPAIGN – A portion of Clover Lane will be closed for two weeks for sanitary sewer work. The 1900 and 2000 blocks will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. Wednesday through 4:30 p.m. Nov. 25.
In addition, street parking will be restricted in the 1900 block of Clover Lane during the project.
URBANA – An Urbana man who admitted he had been drinking before he ran over a bicyclist who fell into traffic has been sentenced to 180 days in the county jail.
Champaign County Judge Jeff Ford on Monday also sentenced Herman M. Wilson, 49, who listed an address in the 1800 block of Summit Drive, Urbana, to 24 months of conditional discharge, 100 hours of public service and 180 days in jail.
URBANA — An Urbana man who admitted he had been drinking before he ran over a bicyclist who fell into traffic has been sentenced to 180 days in the county jail.
URBANA — The University of Illinois’ graduate teaching and research assistants could be going on strike for the first time.
CHAMPAIGN — A portion of Clover Lane in Champaign will be closed for two weeks for sanitary sewer work.
DANVILLE – The Danville Family YMCA will start kindergarten basketball Nov. 21 for children ages 5 and 6.
A half-hour practice is held at 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings with a half-hour game following practice. The co-ed league focu- ses on learning to play the game. Each child will receive a T-shirt and participation trophy.
DANVILLE – The Danville Public Library is hosting teen activity evenings in November.
Old School Retro Board Games Night, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, will feature Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly and Clue. Movie Night, from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17, will feature a showing of "The Goonies."