Workers begin restoration project on cemetery's oldest stones

LODA — For more than 100 years, the 19th-century tombstones of two young twin boys remained buried beneath their parents' gravestone in one of the oldest parts of Pine Ridge Cemetery.

Gearhead: Mike Vaught

Mike Vaught's 1967 Dodge Coronet 440 is just his latest example of his Mopar madness that started at age six.

Fishing club makes offer, but doubts it will be able to buy Dynegy land

NEWTOWN — The Vermilion Fishing Club recently sent another proposal to Dynegy Inc. to buy the lake-front campground the club has been leasing for more than 50 years.

Irish's Gymnastics headed to Gilman

RANTOUL — Championship banners line the west wall of the Irish's Gymnastics facility, trumpeting a long string of excellence.

Since owner Danny Irish opened it in 1997 at the Rantoul Plaza shopping center, he's moved it three times in the plaza to get more room.

He's moving again, but this time the move is more dramatic.

Urbana Sweet Corn Festival 2011


Photos from the Urbana Sweet Corn Festival in downtown  in Urbana, IL.  Saturday, August 27, 2011.    

Danville residents get together to clean up

DANVILLE — Ten Danville residents disgusted with litter in their city decided to do something about it on Tuesday.

Calling themselves the Danville Cleanup Team, they met at noon at the Salvation Army, 855 E. Fairchild St., with gloves, garbage bags and buckets and walked several blocks picking up trash in yards, streets, alleys and sidewalks.

Deputy, ambulance worker pull woman from burning car

SAVOY — A Champaign County sheriff's deputy and a Pro Ambulance employee worked together early Sunday to pull an unresponsive woman from a burning car, a first for both of the experienced emergency responders.

Champaign survivor of stage collapse 'lucky to be alive'

CHAMPAIGN — Connie Hoagland of Champaign says surviving the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair makes her "feel so lucky to be alive." 

Same name, different lives?

DANVILLE — Reggie Bush plans to spend some of Sunday evening pacing — at least the part from 8 to 9 p.m. Central Time, when his segment of "Same Name" airs on CBS.

Shelter not taking dogs due to virus

URBANA — The Champaign County Humane Society has stopped accepting dogs for a couple weeks after seeing three cases of canine parvovirus; many of its dogs also have upper-respiratory infections.

The shelter will begin accepting dogs again Aug. 24, if not sooner, if it's safe to do so, said Director Mary Tiefenbrunn.