When the firefighters arrived, they found smoke coming from the home.
In this week's edition: The Kickapoo Mountain Bike Club gets some well-deserved recognition from the state and the Illini Bass Club's Angler of the Year points race tightens up after last weekend's tournament in Paris.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the Mahomet woman whom friends call a professional volunteer, giving her time and passions to the homeless and those in need within the local community.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois student and entrepreneur who is executive manager at the school's chapter of the socially conscious Enactus program.
Cellular 5G service promises everything short of a cure for cancer. Mea culpa, I spread that hype in a couple of previous columns. Then again, every print publication, website and news broadcast proclaims the coming of 5G with its Star Trek promises.
Plans to renovate the iconic 122-year-old building, which have been kicking around for at least 13 years, are now moving forward thanks to a major funding infusion from the state, though construction is still a couple of years away.
This friendly Quad Day reminder to the UI Class of 2023: No matter how homesick you might feel — or how awkward these first few days with that quirky new roomie may be — everyone goes through it.
The small Illinois community is best known for two things: the fact that it has endured five tornadoes over the last century — and its thriving business community.
Officials with the agency were told that medical providers can still discuss abortion but cannot refer clients to an abortion facility.
Kwame Raoul is the main author of a document submitted with 14 other states on behalf of Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, which sued Indiana officials in federal court after its application to open a facility in South Bend was denied in part because it did not include information about its affiliates in other states.
Ken Keefe’s filing with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office on alleged violations of the Open Meetings Act also alleges that Superintendent Lindsey Hall asked the school board in April to evaluate her job performance 'before the newly elected board members are seated.'
Judge John Kennedy on Friday set bond for Tommie Valentine, 50, who was staying at the America’s Best Inn, 409 W. University Ave., at $750,000 after he was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, possession of a stolen weapon and aggravated assault with a firearm.
'Well, I'm a proud Jew, and here's what I know,' said Diane Ore of Champaign, chairwoman of Bend the Arc CU. 'Claiming Jews are disloyal — that we are not full Americans — is a centuries-old anti-Semitic trope designed to isolate and endanger Jewish people.'
Feeding America's recently released Map the Meal Gap study found that the rate of food insecurity — defined by the USDA as 'a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life' — in Champaign, Vermilion and Coles counties is higher than Chicago's home county.
The incident occurred at 10:06 a.m. Friday in the holding cell of the courthouse, at the corner of North Vermilion and Main streets in downtown Danville.
Sgt. Dave Smysor said Friday that James E. Brown, 24, ultimately admitted that he lied to police and was given a notice to appear in court next month for reckless discharge of a gun.
Georgetown-Ridge Farm Superintendent Jean Neal said school officials were notified by students Thursday that an adult in the community made the threat.
In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Tim Mitchell chats with the Rev. Kyle Lucas, a former University of Illinois student who is the new assistant chaplain at St. John's Catholic Newman Center on campus.
Those workers will also start paying 14 percent of the cost of the single-plan premium for their health insurance, while the county will contribute $70 per month toward the cost of dependent coverage.
Like the legislation signed today for the former, the bill that raises the minimum wage statewide from its current $8.25-an-hour rate calls for gradual increases. But two are right around the corner.
House Bill 2078, which passed the General Assembly in the final days of the 2019 session, phases in an increase in minimum teacher salaries to $40,000 a year over the next four years.
Anthony Cobb appeared before the subcommittee this week to address recommendations the five-person commission made in late May and left meeting agreeing to work with members of the group but not ready to sign off on any of the four changes to the process they had suggested.