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  1. Car rams into Rantoul homesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    Rantoul police officer Kevin Kaiser said a driver was preparing to back out of the driveway at a home in the 1700 block of Gleason Drive when she either hit the gas pedal by mistake or missed the brake pedal.

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  2. Rantoul police seek man accused of battering womenRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    Rantoul police are looking for a convicted felon charged with battering two women, one seriously, who tried to put him out of a home in that village. Rantoul police Sgt.

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  3. Area Update: Transgender bias alleged in suit against Rent-A-CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | The News-Gazette

    The federal government is suing a Rantoul store for allegedly discriminating against a former worker due to her sexual orientation. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Urbana against Rent-A-Center, 1404 E. Grove Ave. Julianne Bowman, the EEOC's district director in Chicago, said a pre-suit administrative investigation revealed that the company's managers allegedly disapproved of the employee's gender transition and found a pretext to fire her.

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  4. Area history, July 22, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | The News-Gazette

    In 1916: Holy Cross Church in Champaign yesterday purchased four lots and four houses on Clark Street at a cost of $20,000. The lots adjoin two lots already owned by the parish.

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  5. Life Remembered: 'Strength, compassion, love and a kind heart'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | The News-Gazette

    Harms had a deep interest and love for his fellow man, according to some of those who knew the man who was big in the area farm community, including helping to start the mammoth Half Century of Progress farm show in Rantoul. Mr. Harms, who lived south of Flatville, died Thursday morning at Urbana's Presence Covenant Medical Center.

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  6. Area update: Mahomet considers lower speed limitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | The News-Gazette

    A proposal before the village board would lower the speed limit in residential areas of Mahomet by five miles per hour. "Just about all of our major neighborhoods have expressed concerns about speeds," Village Administrator Patrick Brown said, citing petitions and public input from Thornewood, Sandy Ridge and Country Ridge in recent years.

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  7. UPDATED: Police investigate stabbing, robbery in RantoulRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | The News-Gazette

    Police are looking for several suspects in the robbery and stabbing of a Rantoul man Monday morning in the village. The stabbing victim, a 34-year-old Rantoul man, was treated for non-life-threatening wounds and released from an area hospital.

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  8. Police investigate stabbing in RantoulRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | The News-Gazette

    The victim was later found in the 1500 block of Lowry Drive, about a half-mile east of the crime scene.

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  9. UPDATED: Ticket expected in crash that injured 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | The News-Gazette

    A Rantoul teen was expected to be ticketed soon in connection with a rural intersection collision Thursday that left five people injured, some seriously. Champaign County sheriff's Lt.

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  10. Strong showing at Rantoul rallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | The News-Gazette

    Chanting "No justice, no peace, no racist police" and on occasion singing "This Little Light of Mine," the protestors walked in a square across Century Boulevard and Champaign Avenue. Organizer Mar'Ques Reed of Rantoul said he had been protesting by himself with signs for "a week or two, and I just decided to make it a public event on Facebook for people to come out if they wanted to join.

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  11. Rantoul man sentenced to 8 years in cocaine case; judge will recommend boot campRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | The News-Gazette

    A Rantoul man who admitted he had cocaine intended for sale in his home more than a year ago has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Judge Hugh Finson agreed to recommend Martiez Young, 33, for the Department of Corrections' boot camp program.

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  12. Rantoul man sentenced to probation for aggravated criminal sexual abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | The News-Gazette

    A Rantoul man who admitted he fondled a teen in his home late last year has been sentenced to four years of probation and three months in the county jail. David K. Usher, 40, whose last known address was in the 1700 block of Gleason Drive pleaded guilty Tuesday before Judge Tom Difanis to aggravated criminal sexual abuse, admitting that on Dec. 22, he reached under the robe of a teen-age girl in his home and touched her buttocks for his own sexual gratification.

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  13. Local homeless count has risenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 9 | The News-Gazette

    The annual Point in Time count, done by the county's Continuum of Care group, found 188 homeless people living in the county - 170 of them sheltered and 18 considered to be unsheltered, meaning their living spaces are cars or the streets. That number was higher than the previous year, in which the homeless count was 163.

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  14. Stop to check map leads to charges on drugs, weapon, moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | The News-Gazette

    An Indiana man who was checking a map at a Rantoul gas station Thursday while allegedly drunk caught the attention of a police officer and a number of criminal charges to boot. A Rantoul police report said about 12:20 a.m. Thursday, a Rantoul police officer saw a man looking at a map spread out on the roof of his car in the parking lot of the Circle K at 301 S. Murray Road.

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  15. Illini to train in Rantoul ... for soccerRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 7 | The News-Gazette

    While the Illinois football team won't hold preseason training camp at the former Chanute Air Force Base this August, the Illinois soccer team will head north for a week-long stay in Rantoul, the school announced on Thursday. The Illini will conduct a seven-day preseason camp from Aug. 5-12, staying at the Quarters Inn and eating its meals at the Linden, much like the UI football team did for almost two decades.

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  16. Area update: Sidney questions donation to Fun DazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | The News-Gazette

    In previous years, the village has typically donated between $4,000 and $5,000 to the Sidney Improvement Group , which organizes the festival held the last weekend in July. Trustee Cyndi McCloud said that since SIG has about $10,000 in the bank, she couldn't justify a donation.

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  17. 'It's affordable, and it's fun, and I think it's important'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 2 | The News-Gazette

    Maybe the kids of elected officials, like Champaign County Auditor John Farney, who will try to pull off the cavalcade triple play Monday morning, walking in three July 4 events. They're nearly as certain an entry in a parade as bands, floats and fire engines - candidates running for office or candidates in office who will likely be running again.

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  18. Area update: OK for costs of fireworks at Farmer CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | The News-Gazette

    The council approved an expenditure of $2,000 to the Farmer City Raceway for tonight's fireworks at the raceway. The raceway's Lance Spieker said entry will be free today after 8:30 p.m. for those coming for the fireworks.

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  19. Help wanted: Districts dealing with dearth of teacher applicantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    Brian Brooks, superintendent of St. Joseph-Ogden schools, sifts through old teachers' applications in his office in St. Joseph on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. The schools are currently not taking new applications.

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  20. 'We were going to do a quiet closing, but I don't think that worked out'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    OK, maybe not that dramatic, but Friday was the last day a well-known Rantoul restaurant was in business and operated by the same family. Business has been more than brisk as word got out that Doug and Matt Mayer were nearing the end of their tenure at Ott's Drive-In, started by Doug's father and Matt's grandfather, Othmer Mayer, in 1962.

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