Due to the COVID 19 pandemic people’s lives have been rather stressful. Since my wife works intensively as one of the first responders at Carle Hospital, the whole family felt we really needed to take a break and escape temporarily from this unusual work and life situation to regenerate ourselves.
SPRINGFIELD – A friend who is an old newspaperman contacted me the other day and wanted to know what I thought of the local newspaper no longer endorsing political candidates.
RANTOUL — A village loan committee said it won’t consider a local company’s zero percent loan request until it cleans up its property and pays past-due utility bills owed to the village.
RANTOUL — Only incumbents, except for village clerk, had picked up nominating petitions to run for Rantoul village office as of Monday morning to run in the April 6 consolidated election.
PAXTON — A 33-year-old Paxton man remains in the Ford County jail in lieu of $250,000 bond on sexual assault charges involving children.
RANTOUL — Bridget Rogers no doubt was glad Rantoul received a heavy downpour of rain this summer. It likely helped to steer her and her husband, Ariel, co-owners of Shear Excellence Salon, away from the wrong building, where they originally hoped to expand their business.
URBANA — A Rantoul woman told a Champaign County judge Friday that she felt coerced into performing oral sex on a paramedic in the back of an ambulance as she was being driven to a hospital.
URBANA — A 25-year-old Fisher man who said he’d been using drugs and alcohol since age 7 was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months of probation for two separate crimes.
URBANA — A Rantoul woman was sentenced to two years of second-chance probation after admitting she stole cash from her former employer.
RANTOUL — A Rantoul man has been issued a notice to appear in court for battery and assault after he allegedly harmed a 10-year-old girl Sunday at a local playground.
If you are a resident of Champaign County, you and I are co-owners of a marvelous natural treasure. I’ve known this for years, but was reminded this past March when almost every place I enjoy going was shut down by the pandemic.
In 1722, Daniel Defoe, the author of “Robinson Crusoe,” wrote “A Journal of the Plague Year.” In 1665, the Black Death hit London and England. Defoe was only 5 years old at the time, but drawing on diaries left by an uncle, he wrote an account of the plague that was both horrific and heroic.
RANTOUL — Area residents will be able to multi-task — getting three jobs done the same day — at an event coming up this weekend.
URBANA — A man already in jail on three felony and two misdemeanor cases has been charged in the March holdup of an employee of a gambling café.
URBANA — A Rantoul woman who allegedly had cannabis plants growing in her home Thursday has been charged with possession of cannabis.
RURAL RANTOUL — Cause and manner of death results of a male whose remains were found last Wednesday evening near Rantoul are pending additional testing, Rantoul police Sgt. Rodney Sullivan said Friday.
URBANA — An Urbana teenager who pleaded guilty to aggravated battery for his part in a Rantoul attempted drug-related robbery has been sentenced to nine months of probation.
URBANA — A Rantoul teen found in possession of a loaded gun and cannabis in July has been sentenced to five years of probation and 100 hours of public service.
Prior to the coronavirus, our kitchen was just a room we had to walk through to get to the laundry. We wondered aloud whether we even needed a kitchen. The dishwasher doubles as a handy filing cabinet.
RANTOUL -- Two would-be robbers walked away from a Rantoul business without any money after they were thwarted by an employee Monday night.
RANTOUL — Longtime Rantoul Public Works Director Greg Hazel will retire this year, and the village has started a search for his replacement.