Tolono board backs funds for fire station
The village board approved reimbursing $850,000 from its tax increment financing district to help the fire department build a new station on the village's east side, where the Tolono Primary School once stood.
Top of the Morning, Feb. 4, 2014
This week - as Gifford continues its long road back - we'll spotlight acts of generosity en route to that $25,000, which I'm happy to report was raised quickly.
Whatever happened to: Hessel Park fire truck
Built in 1938 and known as "Old Number One," the fire engine originally belonged to the Champaign fire department, which retired it and sold it to the Tolono volunteer fire department shortly after its incorporation following a 1949 referendum.
The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio
Unity High School principal Phil Morrison stands in an equipment closet off the gymnasium at the school in Tolono on Friday Jan. 24, 2014.