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Man pleads guilty as trial underway
After hearing most of the prosecution's case against him for home invasion and residential burglary, an Urbana man decided to plead guilty for a known sentence and a swift end to the case.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
'Shop with a Cop' sends extra help to Gifford families
When a tornado destroyed the family farmhouse outside Gifford last month, Nicole Swinney feared there would be no Christmas for her 11-year-old twins at the Rantoul rental they now call home.
No one hurt in fire that destroyed Rantoul house
Rantoul Fire Chief Ken Waters said a person walking by the small ranch home at 1132 Briarcliff Drive on the north side of the village about 7:15 a.m. Tuesday saw flames and called for help.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Truck driver arrested twice in same weekend in Rantoul
The driver of a Wal-Mart semitrailer truck is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $75,000 following two separate arrests in Rantoul over the weekend.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
On the road to recovery
Holiday garlands are draped across the office windows of the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club in Champaign, and CEO Sam Banks may have nothing higher on his wish list than the community's full support for this longtime organization.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Charge of armed habitual criminal dismissed
The Champaign County state's attorney's office has dismissed a charge alleging a Rantoul man is an armed habitual criminal.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Rantoul woman sentenced to 5 years for aggravated DUI
A Rantoul woman with a history of drunken driving was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for aggravated driving under the influence.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Rantoul man arrested after police recover suspected cocaine
A Rantoul man is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $50,000 bond following his arrest over the weekend by University of Illinois police.
Rantoul fire caused by child playing with lighter
Rantoul fire officials said they believe a child playing with a lighter was the cause of a Saturday morning blaze that sent three people to the hospital for observation and displaced residents of seven apartments.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Rantoul apartment fire displaces several
Three people were taken to the hospital for observation and residents of at least seven apartments were displaced from their homes following a Saturday morning fire in Rantoul.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Donations start flowing to those in need
The United Way of Champaign County announced Monday more than $82,000 has been collected in the past week for its Gifford Area Relief Fund.
As school resumes, officials vow to help Gifford recovery
The little village hall has been condemned and is no longer available for board meetings, the water plant is operating but a boil order probably will remain in effect for months, and the town's landmark water tower may have to be demolished.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Fire heavily damages Rantoul home
Rantoul Fire Chief Ken Waters said the fire at 1204 Sunset Drive was so bad that the occupants will not be able to live in it for a while.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
15-mile scar begins to heal in tornado aftermath
Rich Schrock and Jeff Good toss debris onto the burn pile at Ray Uden's farmstead on County Road 1900E southeast of Rantoul.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
American Legion Magazine
Legion support felt in wake of Midwest storms
The town of Gifford, Ill., felt winds of 140 miles per hour in Sunday's storms, leaving behind wreckage and forcing the community to rebuild; The American Legion has been on hand in the wake of the disaster, providing aid and helping Legionnaires and Legion Family members affected by the storm.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Tornado Displaces Thousands of IL Pets
The Global Conservation Group , an animal rights organization, has been receiving hundreds of urgent calls regarding animals in need of assistance in the Illinois area.
Man to prison for aggravated DUI, possession of stolen vehicle
An Urbana man who admitted that he was drunk at the time he drove off from a Rantoul gas station in a stolen truck has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
'We were holding each other'
The rural Rantoul residents were settling in to watch the Chicago Bears game and were disappointed it had been delayed due to strong thunderstorms.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Tom Kacich: Dillard aims to be electable
"It's time to put a commonsense conservative back in the governor's office. Never mistake my nice, affable style for someone who can't go helmet to helmet with the Chicago Democrats when I have to."