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Fire damages two homes in Hegeler

HEGELER - No one was injured this morning in a fire that damaged two houses on Arlington Drive in Hegeler, south of Danville.

The Westville fire department was called out around 11 a.m. today to a fire at 42 Arlington Drive and 44 Arlington Drive, Hegeler.

Sexual abuse reported at Forbes Hall

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois police are investigating a reported sexual abuse at 10:55 a.m. Monday in a fourth floor bathroom at Forbes Hall, 101 E. Gregory Drive, C.

According to a police report, a woman told UI police officers that a man entered the shower area and sexually abused her.

'Fab Lab' drawing variety of users

URBANA – Call it a community workshop.

Metalworker Dean Rose came to create templates for making bells. University of Illinois freshmen came to put together a 3-D printer. A young mother came to design items for small kids. And youngsters from the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club came to assemble tin-can robots.

Nominees for redistricting panel getting mostly positive reviews

URBANA – The nominees for an 11-member Champaign County Redistricting Commission are receiving generally positive remarks from county board members who will review the appointments Tuesday night.

Champaign council to review draft of comprehensive plan update

CHAMPAIGN – City planners this week will present an outline of how they see the city developing during the next 20 years.

The city council will review a draft of the comprehensive plan, a document used to guide long-range decisions that could affect the city in 2030, when it meets on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of Illinois Terminal, 45 E. University Ave.

Seven neighborhood groups in Danville teaming up for food drive

DANVILLE – Several years ago, only a handful of neighborhood associations existed in Danville.

Now there are more than 20, and several of them are joining forces this week to help people throughout the city.

Neighborhood association dropoff locations

You can drop off nonperishable food items or monetary donations at the following sites from 9 a.m. to Noon Nov. 13. If your neighborhood doesn't have an association or your association isn't participating, you can still drop off items at any of the locations:

– Meadowlawn Area Neighborhood Association, 511 Meadowlawn

DACC trustees to examine athletic programs

DANVILLE – Danville Area Community College trustees on Tuesday will take a closer look at the college's athletic programs, including one that had been put on the chopping block recently.

Trustees will examine the men's soccer program, as well as DACC's eight other sports, and their impact on the college's finances at a special study session.

Nobody hurt in mobile home fire in Rantoul

RANTOUL — Investigators from the Rantoul Fire Department spent Sunday morning at the scene of a fire that damaged a mobile home Saturday night.

According to a Rantoul Fire Department report, firefighters were called to a mobile home at 333 North Drive, Lot 8 in Rantoul at 9:08 p.m. Saturday.

Landfill has separate state pollution case

The Clinton Landfill also has a case pending with the Illinois Pollution Control Board regarding "offensive and malodorous emissions of landfill gas."