SPRINGFIELD – The Lincoln's Challenge Academy program at the former Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul is facing state budget cuts that will, at the least, delay its scheduled reopening on July 1, the Illinois National Guard said Wednesday.
URBANA — Annual passes for riding local buses will be cheaper starting next month.
CHAMPAIGN – Champaign police are investigating a mugging in that city early Tuesday morning.
Deputy Chief Troy Daniels said a 21-year-old Champaign man was walking near Fourth and White streets about 2 a.m. when he was attacked by at least one man.
URBANA – Shellee Fuss had just sat down at her desk and fired up her computer about 8 a.m. Wednesday when she got a jolt without the benefit of caffeine.
"The ceiling fell," said the secretary in the state's attorney's office on the second floor of the Champaign County Courthouse.
FISHER — A Mahomet man remained hospitalized Wednesday evening with serious injuries he received in a two-vehicle collision at an unmarked intersection south of Fisher Tuesday evening.
URBANA – Champaign County Democrats seem poised to authorize – somewhat reluctantly – the 1 percent school sales tax that county voters approved April 7.
The sales tax for planning, land acquisition, construction and reconstruction of school facilities in the county will go into effect Jan. 1. It will apply to all purchases except automobiles, boats and farm equipment, plus food, drugs and certain medical equipment.
The 2009 Taste of Champaign-Urbana is this weekend at West Side Park.
URBANA — An Urbana woman was treated and released from Carle Hospital Tuesday after her car rolled over in east Urbana.
Champaign County sheriff's Sgt. Brian Mennenga said Sandra Grein Buck, 67, was driving east in the 2300 block of Perkins Road just east of the Urbana Township shed when her car left the south side of the road.
We asked our readers if their fathers were great cooks, and we learned there are many fantastic men out there who are wizards at the grill and stove. Their children and wives have sent us recipes for some great main dishes, appetizers, salads and desserts. Some of these recipes you might want to clip and save.
As you read the recipes and the little notes about why these men are special, you'll realize the old saying about food being the way to the heart is true. There's sentimentality attached to these recipes for chicken wings and upside down cakes and all the others – Special memories of dads in the kitchen. Write down your own – and enjoy a happy Father's Day on Sunday.
URBANA – Catherine Novak believes in the power of herbs – and not just because they're tasty.
In her herbal medicine chest classes – taught at Novak's store, Beads N Botanicals, in Urbana – the Hoopeston woman teaches students how to look at the plants for healing and health properties as well.