FLATVILLE — It was always about people.
That's what made Darius Harms tick, whether it was evident with his family, his faith or farm life.
URBANA — The Grammy-nominated Diamond Rio, a Nashville-based country music band that has sold more than 10 million albums, will be the headline act Aug. 26, the first night of the 41st annual Urbana Sweetcorn Festival.
Kickin' It Country this evening at Kennekuk County Park near Danville is such a big event Presence Health Foundation does it only every other year. The event is at 5:30 p.m.
URBANA — The 164th annual Champaign County Fair is doing a few new things this year, among them a fundraiser tonight before the fair officially opens Friday.
MAHOMET — A proposal before the village board would lower the speed limit in residential areas of Mahomet by five miles per hour.
"Just about all of our major neighborhoods have expressed concerns about speeds," Village Administrator Patrick Brown said, citing petitions and public input from Thornewood, Sandy Ridge and Country Ridge in recent years.
CHAMPAIGN — Due to the state elimination of funding to Illinois county fairs, the Champaign County Fair will open early — for a fundraiser — from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Themed "blue jeans and country dreams," the 86th Farmer City/Dewitt County Fair kicks off today.
The five-day fair is dedicated to Darlene Maiden, who worked for the fair board for more than 40 years. Before tonight's pageant, there will be a special recognition for Maiden, who passed away in May 2015.
Selected events at local libraries
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.
RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.