Over the weekend, Cherie Kesler, 42, of rural Mahomet, said she will be a Republican candidate for resident circuit court judge in the March 17, 2020, primary. She hopes to get the post to succeed retired judge Michael Jones.

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In this week's edition: A Star Park at Kennekuk County Park in Vermilion County; a fundraiser for construction of another section of the Kickapoo Rail Trail; and the start of trout season.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the 38-year-old Champaign resident who serves as executive assistant at the Urbana Fire Department. She does a lot of community work and has literature on the mind — she’s writing a book.

With California passing legislation that will allow college athletes to profit from their name or likeness, we asked star alums of Big Ten schools: Is it time to rethink the issue altogether and consider cutting student-athletes in on the gazillions in revenue?

 

Each week ahead of a new week of high school sports action about to take place,preps coordin…

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois senior who recently launched a …

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the 38-year-old Champaign resident who serves as executive assistant at the Urbana Fire Department. She does…