16 hrs ago
UI research scientist files to challenge county clerk
Scott Hays, who said he has taught a college-level course on American government and helped write a book on voter reforms, said he couldn't let Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten run unopposed.
16 hrs ago
Input on Allerton plan encouraged
With the Allerton Park and Retreat Center in the midst of drafting a master plan, state Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, chipped in with his own input at a meeting with Allerton and University of Illinois officials Wednesday at the park.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Future of Allerton Park to be discussed Wednesday
An area state senator said a more-than-a-century-old landmark in Piatt County has fallen into disrepair and needs to be restored to its original glory.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Top of the Morning: From the archives
Just ask Tom Pike. He started working for the Champaign County Forest Preserve District in 1980, mowing the grass and picking up trash, eventually becoming site superintendent for Lake of the Woods.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Tom's Mailbag Aug. 23, 2014
Champaign-Urbana community leader Kristin Williamson announces her candidacy for State Representative in the 103rd District at the Atkins Building in the University of Illinois Research Park in Champaign Tuesday September 24, 2013.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Rauner stumps in Edgar County
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said he would work to keep PCBs and other hazardous wastes out of the Clinton landfill in DeWitt County.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Man charged with fifth DUI
A Mahomet man accused of driving under the influence for a fifth time is scheduled to be in Champaign County Circuit Court Friday.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Environmental Almanac: There's work to be done to protect our waters
Last week in my column about fishing the Salt Fork River , I credited the federal Clean Water Act of 1972 for the comeback of that stream and others like it.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Area history, Aug. 15, 2014
In 1914: A Rambler touring car collided with a buggy yesterday afternoon on the Trotter Hill about 5 miles north of Mahomet.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Leaders make cities' cases for area Realtors
Staff writer DON DODSON was at the Champaign County Association of Realtors meeting Tuesday as the mayors of Champaign, Urbana and St. Joseph and the Mahomet village president all made presentations.
Mahomet man gets 4 years for aggravated DUI
A Mahomet man weaving into oncoming lanes of traffic two months ago while drunk has been sentenced to four years in prison for aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Illinois landfill to appeal ban on PCBs, gas waste
CLINTON – The owners of a central Illinois landfill that sits over a major drinking water aquifer are planning to appeal a ban on the disposal of certain types of waste at the site, saying the facility poses no health or safety threat.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Area update: Aug. 8, 2014
The items - which included several Ford pickup trucks, a tractor and a tandem axle truck - were replaced with newer models in a slate of equipment purchases earlier this year.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Kane Co. Chronicle
The Holmstad throws party for 100-year-old resident
Birthday girl Gladys Northrup blows out her candle with help from her son Kevin "Bud" Northrup Thursday during a 100th birthday celebration at Michealson Health Center in Batavia.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
On The Town: Kids Fest 2014
Families and their young children enjoyed carnival games and entertainment during Kids Fest in Campustown on Saturday, July 26, 2014 Craig Pessman/For The News-Gazette Tammy Know from the Scovill Mobile Petting Zoo, introduces Maya Brown of Champaign to Huff the alligator at the Summer Stage Kid's Fest presented by the Champaign Center Partnership ... (more)
Sat Aug 02, 2014
More toxic wastes barred
Four days after moving to ban PCB waste from the Clinton Landfill, Gov. Pat Quinn now is prohibiting the disposal of some manufactured gas plant wastes at the site located about 40 miles west of Champaign.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Fisher man faces new sexual abuse charge
A Fisher man who allegedly forced a teenage girl to have sex with him, hours after having been released from jail for a similar offense, has been arrested again.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Super Pantry chain sold
Champaign-based Tri Star Marketing has agreed to sell its chain of Super Pantry convenience stores to Alimentation Couche-Tard, one of the world's largest operators of convenience stores, the Quebec-based company announced Tuesday.