Monday Dec 16
3 area banks downgraded; 6 get upgraded
Dec. 16 --Three area banks were downgraded and six were upgraded in the latest ratings from the BauerFinancial rating service, based on data for the quarter that ended Sept.
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.
Volunteers blanket Gifford
Mark Billings, right, whose roof was damaged by tree limbs by last Sunday's tornado, expresses his gratitude to 16-year-old volunteer Kambreona Brasher, a junior at Rantoul Township High School, who spent part of the day picking up debris in Billings' yard in Gifford on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.
Man, 72, injured in 1-vehicle crash near Royal
According to Champaign County sheriff's Lt. Brian Mennenga, the man, who was not identified by police, was driving east on County Road 2100 N and was approaching the curve at County Road 2500 E at 3:36 p.m. Wednesday when his vehicle missed the curve and traveled through the grass.