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  1. 2nd person dies from injuries suffered during Champaign Co. crashRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... rsa driver lost control of the car "for an unknown reason" before crossing over the median. Two 23-year-old men from Rantoul and Urbana were also injured. The 67-year-old Tuscola man behind the wheel of the garbage truck was also injured.

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  2. Tom Kacich | A closer look at general electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 18 | The News-Gazette

    News-Gazette reporter Tom Kacich looks at ballots from a Rantoul precinct while employees from the clerks office work together on a retabulation of random precincts at the Champaign County Election Supply Building Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Urbana. - There have been gripes, on social media and elsewhere, about the amount of straight-ticket voting on campus in the Nov. 6 election and how so-called low-information voters helped decide who the countywide elected officials, such as sheriff and county executive, would be for the next four years.

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  3. GOLLER, AGNESRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | The Lakeland Ledger

    ... managed Lucerne Mobile Home Park. She is survived by daughters Diane (Dennis Mueller), Towwanda, IL, Nancy Grabow, Rantoul, IL; grandchildren Andrea and Kyle Mueller and Patrick and Kevin Grabow; great grandchildren: Lilly and Vivian. Agnes enjoyed ...

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  4. Tom Kacich | Democrats gained in some GOP strongholds tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 11 | The News-Gazette

    Even in longtime GOP strongholds like Rantoul and Mahomet, Democrats picked up about 10 percentage points compared with the 2014 midterm election. They are still far from the majority party in either community, but Democrats won two of Rantoul's six precincts in an election year that normally belongs to Republicans.

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  5. There's a new sheriff in town - and he has a new chief deputyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 10 | The News-Gazette

    ... I knew the chances were slim, and I didn't expect to win by that margin." His Republican opponent, Allen Jones of Rantoul, a 29-year employee of the Champaign County Sheriff's Office, said in a Facebook post Friday afternoon that he will retire Nov. ...

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  6. BB gun leads to student's removal at Rantoul schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 5 | The News-Gazette

    A 17-year-old male Rantoul Township High School student was taken to the Champaign County Youth Detention Center on Monday after he allegedly brought a BB gun to school. School administrators and the Rantoul Police Department were told at 10:20 a.m. that a student had a weapon at the school.

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  7. Rantoul woman dies after crash into drainage ditchRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 4 | The News-Gazette

    Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said that Kalyn D. Porter, 31, was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. at the scene of a crash at the intersection of County Road 2400 N and 1200 E. According to a police report, Ms. Porter was driving a vehicle northbound on County Road 1200 E when it traveled through a T-intersection and crashed into a drainage ditch.

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  8. Scott Eisenhauer's challenges: New job - and a return to schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 4 | The News-Gazette

    ... isn't his alone to make. One of the terms of the six-figure job he'll start Monday - village administrator of Rantoul - is that he complete his bachelor's degree by Dec. 31, 2021. "I'm absolutely thrilled to be going back to college. It really is ...

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  9. 2014 Cold Case: Murder of Damien HendersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 28 | The News-Gazette

    ... Nov. 17, 2014, his son made plans to begin serving a 120-day sentence of electronic home detention for fleeing from Rantoul police. The next day, a resident found Henderson slumped over in a car around 8 a.m. on Forsythia Drive. Champaign police ...

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  10. Danville school board approves pay increase for substitutesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 25 | The News-Gazette

    ... in substitutes. According to a recent survey by The News-Gazette, the daily rate for substitute teachers is $120 at Rantoul City Schools and Ludlow Grade School; $110 in Urbana; $100 in Oakwood and Salt Fork; $95 in Rossville; and $90 in ...

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  11. Area history, Oct. 24, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 24 | The News-Gazette

    ... Urbana reportedly captured 34 German prisoners following the Battle of St. Mihiel in northeastern France. In 1968, Rantoul Mayor C.O. Hobson said the village would enforce a prohibition against distributing handbills at Chanute Air Force Base ...

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  12. Airfields a boon for small towns, yet keeping them open can be a struggleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 21 | The News-Gazette

    ... soon to be disposed of. On windy days like this or cloudy days, aircraft divert to other, larger airports, because Rantoul doesn't have the equipment necessary for them to land in inclement weather. But on some days, operations manager Corky ...

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  13. Champaign Co. Board approves first of two solar farmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The plan is to build a pair of 2-megawatt farms. One will be at county roads 2350 N and 1700 N, north of the St. Joseph Sportsman Club, and another will be at the southeast corner of county roads 1300 E and 3300 N in Ludlow Township, northwest of Rantoul, the News Gazette reports.

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  14. Champaign County Board approves two rural solar farmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    Members approved Community Power Group's plans to build a pair of 2-megawatt farms - one on 13.56 acres of a 57.84-acre tract at county roads 2350 N and 1700 N, north of the St. Joseph Sportsman Club, and another on 16 acres of a 36.77-acre tract at the southeast corner of county roads 1300 E and 3300 N in Ludlow Township, northwest of Rantoul. The votes came with some reservations, as residents and officials of nearby municipalities have voiced concerns that the panels could bring noise, affect property values and restrict a community's ability to expand.

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  15. Area history, Oct. 15, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    In 1918, the laying of the cornerstone for the new Methodist church in Rantoul was postponed due to an edict for the board of health due to the influenza epidemic. In 1968, fire destroyed an old grain elevator owned by the Rankin Co-op.

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  16. Stalking charge filed against Danville manRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... stalking, unlawful restraint and domestic battery. He is behind bars in the Champaign County Correctional Center. Rantoul police want anyone with information about the case to call them at (217)893-5600. Champaign County Crime Stoppers is accepting ...

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  17. Danville man accused of dragging woman into car at Rantoul gas stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    Police arrested a 36-year-old Danville man after he allegedly dragged a woman into his vehicle against her will at a Rantoul gas station late Thursday and sped off. Ronald K. Poke was arrested on charges of aggravated stalking, unlawful restraint and domestic battery.

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  18. Go figure, Oct. 12, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    ... running for the bet-you-didn't-know-this-was-a-thing national Water Tower of the Year award. Gibson City (right) and Rantoul are both among the towns in line to succeed 2017 national champ Destin, Fla. (or at least match Paxton, one of 12 finalists ...

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  19. Duckworth sentenced to probation, ordered to pay back $95,331 in Rantoul fraud caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    A Rantoul man found guilty a year ago of nine counts of felony theft related to services and goods he took from eight contractors has been sentenced to probation. Chuck Duckworth, 49, who intended to fix up the former Litchfield Hardware store at 114 Kentucky Ave. in Rantoul and turn it into commercial space and his own living quarters, on Wednesday was sentenced to four years probation.

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  20. Opening for Danville mayor job draws crowdRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    ... to officially come open on Nov. 5 - the day that four-term Mayor Scott Eisenhauer is expected to report for work as Rantoul's new village administrator. A week from today, Danville's 14 aldermen are scheduled to meet to nominate an interim mayor. ...

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