Fall is the ideal time to plant the cool-season grasses we most commonly use for lawns. These plants thrive in the cooler part of our growing season, putting on the most growth in spring and fall.

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Squirrels in Crystal Lake Park, concrete medians on I-74, smoke from the West Coast fires obscuring the sun over central Illinois, drive-through flu shots and the possible return of Illini hockey may in 2021.

Three days after setting a new single-day high for new cases with 32, Vermilion County matches it. The new cases include an infant. ... Just two new cases reported in both Douglas and Ford counties. ... Up in Champaign County: recovered cases (by 85) and hospitalizations (by one). Down: seven-day positivity rate (to 1.2%), active cases in Mahomet (by three).

On March 6, Burries-Brumfield allegedly went in Lacy’s Place, 1710 W. Bradley Ave., C, put a gun to the back of a female employee’s head, pushed her head to the counter and took cash from the register before fleeing.

McCray was accused of shooting into the door of a car he had just exited in the parking lot of Country Brook Apartments in  Champaign. The jury rejected McCray’s last-minute claim that he fired in self-defense because the driver was backing toward him quickly.

Last fall, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a member of the National Security Council staff, was a star witness against President Trump at House im…