Even as temperatures soar, the corn outlook for area farmers remains optimistic.
This week's report from the USDA shows that around 80 percent of crops are in good to excellent condition.
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.
SARAH SKIDMORE SELL, AP Personal Finance Writer
No car? No problem for ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft.
MONTICELLO — It was a first-ever for Piatt County 9-1-1 Director Jim Cripe, but it wreaked havoc Wednesday morning at the dispatch center he oversees.
One of Monticello's eight emergency alert sirens, seemingly activated on its own, whined with an up-and-down cadence that is no longer used, and continued to drone on for about 45 minutes.
DANVILLE — In the last several years, Frank Brunacci has become good friends with Julius W. Hegeler II, and especially close with him the last two years.
URBANA — The chair of the county nursing home board told the Champaign County Board Thursday night that despite its flaws, the nursing home "is a real asset, it's not just another nursing home that's in this community" and that it should continue to be supported by the county board.
Trustee: Wilson not a candidate
University of Illinois trustee James Montgomery said from what he understands, Interim Chancellor Barb Wilson did not seek the full-time position.
CHAMPAIGN — State funding is down, enrollment is dropping, next year's proposed budget is more than $4 million in the red and Parkland College's cash balance is half of what it was a year ago.
It was mostly grim news for Parkland trustees at their July meeting Wednesday night.
CHAMPAIGN — The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen will receive more than $80,000 from the city to help upgrade its new facility at 116-118 N. First Street, the Champaign City Council decided Tuesday night.
The remodeling project is on target to be completed this fall, board president Bob Goss told the council.
"The plumbing has been approved, and the concrete is being poured," Goss said.