Among those sharing memories: drama and musical directors from Champaign Central, Urbana, Monticello, Arcola, Rantoul, Salt Fork, DeLand-Weldon, Westville and ALAH.
The arrival of a new $70 million Carle facility and the prospect of a new casino have Danville city leaders optimistic in the wake of new U.S. Census Bureau figures showing the area lost a greater percentage of residents in the last decade than all but one other U.S. city.
“One aspect of Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk is especially attractive to me: All are ‘work hard, play hard’ business leaders. Each has worked very hard and with great focus to grow beyond anything others have ever done.”
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…
Matthew Korinek told the judge he had changed significantly since August 2019, when while drunk he punched several people without provocation at different locations around campus.
People packed the streets for Pride Fest, with this year’s theme being “What the Health? Fighting, Surviving, Thriving" and C-U Public Health Administrator Julie Pryde — dressed as her alter ego, “Ms. Anita Break" — serving as grand marshal.
“I don’t know a lot of people who can completely plan the path of their life,” said Jennifer Shelby, who recently sold the Ford dealership in Hoopeston, which she had bought in 2015. She closed a Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram store in that city in 2018 due to lack of business.
“Thanks to his seasoned experience in various leadership roles and a strong record of dedicated service to ACES, Professor Bollero will provide the stability and the leadership to allow the college to continue moving forward during this transition,” said UI Provost Andreas Cangellaris.
“People are excited to be out and proud or supportive allies, to get a taste for pre-COVID, but with an eye on the fact that safety has to be paramount.”
Each gardening season, there seems to be a new invasive species we have to worry about. Unfortunately, this is the sad reality of our ever-globalizing economies.
Danville Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. said Mr. Day seemed to be “very intelligent and hard working,” adding he remembers one occasion at Williams’ cousin’s wedding, where Mr. Day, his brothers and his fraternity brothers were helping tear down and set up for the wedding reception.
In Champaign County, public booster shot clinics will begin rolling out Oct. 5 for those who were vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, and certain retail sites will also make boosters available.
In a letter to families, Unit 4 Superintendent Shelia Boozer wrote: "We are aware of other rumors suggesting additional school threats have been made. At this time, those reports are unsubstantiated. We continue to work with CPD in taking precautionary measures at Centennial and the nearby areas."
He admitted to a judge that failed to report to his probation officer, had contact with the victim in his previous case, committed an assault on a woman and damaged her car.
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?
Champaign police were called to the apartment complex on Bradley Avenue for a report of shots fired and made contact with Carter, who was seen reaching into the car for a gun.
State’s Attorney Julia Rietz said she dismissed two other weapons cases against Turner because the victims could not be found or did not want to testify against him.