URBANA – Professional construction tradespeople are needed to help build injured Army Sgt. Cameron Crouch an accessible home in Mahomet.
The signup will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C.
Holiday observances, which follow Julian calendar, take place at churches this weekend
URBANA – Thousands of fresh flowers, rose petals and bay leaves perfume some church sanctuaries this weekend.
URBANA – Champaign-Urbana took some time out Friday night to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the only black-owned radio station between Chicago and St. Louis.
You're not seeing things.
If you catch a flash of sequined pants and black-dyed hair in your rearview mirror, that really is Elvis, or at least, an Elvis impersonator.
Hey, it's mid-April – time to knock the icicles and cobwebs off that grill and get it fired up.
One of our local grill fanatics, Ernie Spencer of southwest Champaign, typically is at his grill five nights a week, especially throughout the summer.
Two companies have expressed interest in possibly making purchase offers for the closed Meadowbrook Farms Cooperative pork processing plant at Rantoul, according to the bankruptcy trustee assigned to the case.
Trustee Laura Grandy of the firm Mathis Marifian Richter Grandy of Belleville said last week that having two companies indicate interest so soon after the plant closing is a good sign.
SIDELL – Two years after a fire tore through five 100-year-old buildings in downtown Sidell, village officials are still struggling to get the legal authority to clean up two of the ruined buildings, which are now heaps of rubble pouring over the sidewalk and into Gray Street.
"It's a mess," said Mayor Janet Nees, who ended her 24 years as the city's leader on Tuesday. The new mayor, Jim Febus, who takes over today, now has the challenge of trying to clean up a mess that's been left behind by two property owners. And the village would definitely like the mess to be gone before Sidell has its 125th anniversary celebration in June.
CHAMPAIGN – Brice Hutchcraft admits he was "suspicious" of a white square box sealed in a plastic bag that arrived at Regions Bank this week.
But the branch manager was more surprised than anything when the box turned out to contain a yellowing plaster-of-Paris model of someone's teeth.
DANVILLE – Bill E. Fulton's name may be synonymous with two AMBUCS playgrounds and a new "sprayground" in Danville.
CHAMPAIGN – Flush with money from the sale of its old building, the Illinois Disciples Foundation decided to spread the wealth.
The organization will award grants of up to $50,000 to nonprofit groups in Champaign County that work toward social justice, with priority given to health care, education, economic justice and peace/anti-war efforts.