Ribbon-cutting, open house set for Sept. 8
DANVILLE — Prairie Center Health Systems has a new Danville location.
The agency, which provides substance-abuse prevention and treatment services, opened for business this week at 1222 E. Voorhees St., known to many as the old Mettam Safety building.
CDC recommending nasal spray for kids 2-8
CHAMPAIGN — Getting a flu shot isn't necessarily a kid's favorite thing to do, but many younger children will likely be able to bypass the needle this year.
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LeROY — Representatives of ICC Holdings have big plans for 20 acres of land outside of town by Salt Creek Road.
The acreage could soon be home to a medicinal cannabis cultivation center if the state grants the group a license later this year.
MONTICELLO — A Chicago company wants to put a medical marijuana cultivation center on 23 acres of land in Monticello that it already has under contract.
CLINTON — Farmer City is out of the running for a medicinal marijuana cultivation center.
The group that was in discussion with city manager Larry Woliung told DeWitt County Board members: "You beat out Farmer City."
CHAMPAIGN — The air temperature was 94 degrees, and it was at least 10 degrees hotter on the Memorial Stadium turf when U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and 12-year-old Jackson Cunningham lined up for a 40-yard dash in front of about 20 University of Illinois football players and other observers.
Inspired by a cheery video describing the Champaign-Urbana of 25 years from now — zero poverty! zero unemployment! — we asked experts to gaze into their crystal balls and tell us how things will be dramatically different in their fields come 2039.
ON LIFE EXPECTANCY
CHAMPAIGN — It's fun, and doing something to help fight a debilitating and invariably fatal disease. But is dumping a bucket of icy water over your head safe for everyone?
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a fundraising campaign for the ALS Association that's exploded via social media, has raised $53.3 million as of Friday, the organization said.
CHAMPAIGN — West Nile Virus has turned up for the first time this summer in Champaign County, thanks to the recent hot weather spell.
A mosquito sample pool and a dead bird, both collected in Champaign, tested positive for the virus, according to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Friday.