There's still time to toss your Christmas tree to the curb and have it picked up free of charge.
The 30-footer in downtown Champaign comes down this morning. Unlike yours, it requires a crew of at least three to dismantle.
"Putting it up takes at least a day," Champaign forestry supervisor Andrew Lamoreux said. "We can take it down and get it stored in about six hours."
Rantoul's Reggie Jones is better off today thanks to a Good Samaritan and the editor of the local newspaper.
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Her jaw is wired shut, her cheerleading career is on hold and her return to classes at Oakwood High might be delayed. But 15-year-old Haven Harrison isn’t entirely bummed out to start 2016. The freshman has family, friends and even rivals to thank for that.
A few hours after many of his customers ring in the New Year, Toby Herges will open the doors — as he does every morning — to the bar he runs in Champaign.
Just don’t expect Tumble Inn to be hoppin’ at 7 a.m. Friday.
I asked Ann Rhoton, host of “Standard Time” on WDWS 1400-AM (6 a.m. Sundays), for five must-listen songs on New Year’s Eve. She went overboard.
At 6:20 p.m., it was reported that both westbound lanes on Interstate 72 at Milepost 159 near Monticello are open for traffic.
At 5:20 p.m., Illinois State Police said one westbound lane of I-72 at Milepost 159 had been re-opened to traffic. Both lanes should be open within an hour.
Champaign’s Chris Rapier spent most of a rainy Monday in his office at Morgan Stanley.