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Officials in Gifford are hoping to get a share of the $45 million relief fund for tornado-ravaged communities that has been assembled by Gov. Pat Quinn's administration.
The number of kids living in poverty in Champaign County grew by nearly 43 percent in five years, according to a new report released today by the statewide organization Voices for Illinois Children.
Marge Probasco already has her outfit picked out for this year's Relay for Life of Champaign County: black poodle skirt, polka dot cardigan and, of course, a set of bunny ears.
Jaelyn Paulsen and partner Darla Cook, of DeKalb, are hoping to get legally married by their civil union anniversary date of March 17. The DeKalb resident believed her marriage could happen after Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued a letter Tuesday encouraging county clerks across Illinois to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex ... (more)
Arsenio P. Carter, 26, who listed an address in the 1500 block of Thornton Drive, was charged in August with attempted robbery and aggravated battery in connection with an Aug. 17 attack on a Champaign man.
All of this during a time when the future of health care is so uncertain? The Champaign County Nursing Home continues to fill a need for our community and has been consistently supported by taxpayers in referendums.
In 1914, the Champaign County Board of Supervisors decided today that the county does not want gravel roads but brick ones, and consequently that will be the standard for the future.
A bone marrow donor is also on his wish list, but if he can't find a match right away, he and his parents would be thrilled with gifts of blood so others may have the life-saving opportunities Joe has had in the last year.
Professor Mark Taylor and his students at the U of I School of Architecture came up with four floor plans that could be used by Habitat for Humanity to rebuild homes in the village.
MORRIS – Grundy County joined a handful of counties in Illinois allowing same-sex marriages before the law becomes official June 1. Last Thursday, the Grundy County Clerk and recorder's office issued the county's first same-sex marriage license to a couple who were previously united through a civil union.
Jodi Lane, 40, pleaded guilty Monday before Champaign County Judge Harry Clem to a single count of felony theft, admitting that in November, she stole jewelry from the Champaign home of a woman for whom she cleaned.
Cook County issued 258 marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the first week it was allowed to do so by a court ruling.
Kenneth "Kenny" D. Laroe, 55, of the 1200 block of Kerr Avenue, was arrested Monday on a warrant issued last week charging him with three counts of criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Initial autopsy results for a man involved in a car chase and shootout with Danville police indicate that the man was not shot by a police officer, authorities said Monday.