KoFusion planning to move in to former PNC Bank by Nov. 1

CHAMPAIGN — Workers from Earth Services have been busy tearing down the drive-thru on the former PNC Bank this week in downtown Champaign.

It won't be needed once sushi restaurant KoFusion moves into the first floor of the 109-year-old building.

Housing authority to take applications for Hayes Homes starting June 3

URBANA — The Housing Authority of Champaign County is set to begin accepting preliminary applications for a waiting list for its Hayes Homes for older adults in need of rental assistance.

The list for one-bedroom apartments at 401 E. High St., U, will open at 12:01 a.m. June 3 and remain open until the end of the day July 31.

MTD sets meetings May 30, June 6 for public input on service, route changes

URBANA — The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District plans to hold two meetings to hear comments from the public about its service and share information about planned route changes.

The first meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. May 30 in the city council chambers at the Urbana City Building, 400 S. Vine St.

UPDATE: tornado watch expires

New 5:14 p.m. Friday:

Guide to Memorial Day services

Memorial Day services in our area:



— Lincoln's Challenge Academy, Rantoul: Services, 3:30 p.m. in the academy field house.

Saturday through Monday


Street closures listing

Here is a list of street closures and road construction in East Central Illinois, provided by public works offices (If your public works department wants to send one, submit it via email to breaking@news-gazette.com):

Whoa Nelly: Was concert too loud?

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Clergy Corner, May 24, 2019

It's among Vermilion County's most beloved holiday traditions — the live Nativity at Muncie First Baptist Church, complete with camels, donkeys and lambs.

If you've seen it, you may have recognized one of the Three Wise Men: the Rev. DAVE GARVER, the church pastor.

UI panel to recommend sexual-harassment policy less tied to legal standards

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CHAMPAIGN — A sexual-harassment policy less tied to legal standards and more focused on prohibiting any kind of unwanted sexual behavior is expected to be one of the draft recommendations this month from a University of Illinois committee.