MONTICELLO — Ward 1 Alderman Larry Stoner was appointed mayor of Monticello at Monday night's city council meeting.
PAXTON — Unless the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district can raise enough funds through donations from local businesses to fully fund a new scoreboard and large HD TV for the high school's gym, some board members think the project should be put on hold indefinitely.
"If we're $10,000 short, we don't do the scoreboard until we get that $10,000," Allen Johnson said.
Allerton hosting several activities
The Allerton Park and Retreat Center Mansion will once again host a variety of "home for the holiday" events in December.
Was Heloise Godet, the French actress who was at the 2015 Ebertfest, in Paris during the terrorist attacks?
Yes, and I'm happy to report she's safe. I actually first heard of the attacks while sitting at my desk here at work and checking Facebook, where she posted this message:
The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana's major fundraiser, Festival of Trees, continues today and Sunday at the Hilton Garden Inn, featuring 25 themed trees, 16 wreaths and gift baskets. Some of the trees and wreaths are decorated by local businesses and others by Junior League members. While most are winter- or Christmas-themed, some are more fun, as festival chairwoman Allie Teagarden put it.
CHAMPAIGN — As part of the "Real Men Read" initiative, local men will read "One Tiny Turtle" (right) to first-graders at Dr. Howard Elementary School from 11:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today. Each child will also receive a copy of the book, thanks to a donation from the Champaign Rotary.
CHAMPAIGN — The Parkland College Counseling and Advising Center will host an International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day program from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Room U140 of the Student Union.
Zoo Improv will present its seventh annual C-U Improv Festival at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at SoDo Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., C.
The shows will start at 7 both evenings; admission is $15 each night. The sets will last 25 to 30 minutes each, with exceptions as needed. All the sets will run back to back, with refreshment breaks in between.