Carrie Hennigh and Linda Carico — Rantoul natives both — signed the papers Monday morning to buy the popular restaurant located at 400 N. Century Blvd. from Tony and Ashley Grilo of Thomasboro.

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Carrie Hennigh and Linda Carico — Rantoul natives both — signed the papers Monday morning to buy the popular restaurant located at 400 N. Century Blvd. from Tony and Ashley Grilo of Thomasboro.

New Unit 4 Superintendent Shelia Boozer at Monday's school board meeting: “We are going to host various trauma-informed workshops with a lens on healing, and that is something that I’ve been seeing for the last couple of months since I moved here. There is a lot of healing that needs to take place in this community."

CAIRO — Anyone who has driven America’s interstate highway system is familiar with the blue signs near exits indicating the services available ahead — fuel, food and lodging.

Lots of music this week, from the Pygmalion festival to the Marching Illini to the Bob Dylan/Carl Perkins song, "Champaign, Illinois." Also, will The Ribeye ever open again?

In Birdland, we’re finally getting a soaking rain. We’ve had a few showers in the past week, but so light that it’s more like walking through a mist than even a sprinkle.

Writes Tom Kuipers: My wife and I are going to have a daughter and could not be more excited to welcome her to the world. With this in mind, I tried to find inspiration in my new role as a parent for the Champaign County Historical Archives’ contribution to this week’s “Inside Out” entry.

For information about services available to older adults, contact Pam Jacobsen, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 2102 Windsor Place, C, at 217-359-6500. RSVP and the Stevick Center are administered by Family Service of Champa…

News and notes from around our area, courtesy contributor Nora Maberry-Daniels. Have something to report? Email her at noraemaberry@gmail.com.

The Virginia Theatre is ready to re-open with a fresh look and sound, thanks in part to a pandemic that closed the facility since March 2020. “We made good use of the downtime,” Mitch Marlow says.

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