Employment

Employment

Danville to take up question of 2 mayor salaries

DANVILLE — Up for discussion this week in Danville: mayor salaries.

Not one salary, but two.

By the end of October, aldermen must set multiple salaries for whoever is elected mayor next spring, given the uncertainty over whether the non-partisan elected office will be a part-time or full-time job.

Unemployment numbers down again in July throughout Illinois

CHAMPAIGN — The unemployment rate dropped in each of the state's 14 metro areas in July compared with a year ago.

In the Champaign-Urbana metro area, it dropped slightly — from 4.6 to 4.5 percent. In the Danville area, it dropped from 6.8 to 5.9 percent.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 23-30, 2018

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KRAZEE DAZE WITH HOMER SODA FEST

UI College of Fine and Applied Arts' new dean big on outreach

CHAMPAIGN — The Krannerts — both the performing arts center and the art museum — are the public face of the University of Illinois College of Fine and Applied Arts, and its new dean hopes to build on that approach with other units to fulfill a five-year strategic plan recently developed by faculty.

News-Gazette Media ending publication of St. Joseph Leader, County Star

ST. JOSEPH — Two News-Gazette Media weekly newspapers will be shutting down at the end of the month due to declining revenue and increased costs.

The St. Joseph Leader and The County Star in southern Champaign County will publish their last issues Aug. 30.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 16-23, 2018

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142ND FAIRBURY FAIR

Retired Champaign teachers: 'It's like a family reunion'

URBANA — The retired teachers had gathered in Betty Rowell's backyard, pointing, exclaiming and hugging each other as a new one walked in.

But the man of the hour Friday afternoon was Jim Casey.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 9-16, 2018

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GEORGETOWN FAIR

What: Carnival operating daily until Aug. 11. Daily music entertainment, pig races and a petting zoo are free attractions. Daily livestock shows, food, exhibits and evening grandstand entertainment: barnyard tractor pull, Aug. 9; rodeo, Aug. 10; demolition derby, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

When: Aug. 9-11.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 2-9, 2018

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SECOND ANNUAL STEAM THRESHING SHOW

June unemployment rate ticks up in Champaign County

CHAMPAIGN — For the first time in 26 months, the local unemployment rate increased compared to a year ago.

But that may not be a bad thing, as it could indicate more unemployed people were looking for jobs, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.