Champaign County Board opposes bill on wind farms

URBANA — Champaign County Board members have gone on record as being opposed to legislation in Springfield that they contend would weaken their oversight of wind farms.

Weather stymies firefighters’ efforts

FOOSLAND — Eric Stalter said it was very frustrating for him and his fellow firefighters to watch as fire consumed a home and took the life of a woman inside Monday night.

The death of Shirley Stewart, 77, was the sixth caused by fire in Champaign County in the last five months.

Fatal fire near Foosland under investigation

FOOSLAND - Fire officials are trying to determine what caused a fire at a rural Foosland home where a woman was found dead early Tuesday morning.

Champaign County Sheriff’s Lt. Curt Apperson said Shirley Stewart, 77, died in a fire at her home at 3450 B on County Road 450 E, about two miles northeast of Foosland.

Foosland man appears on 'Rachael Ray Show' Tuesday

FOOSLAND — Dave Rueck  of Foosland went to Lou Henson’s basketball camp when Rueck was a young man.

It was for tips on how to play the game, not how to do a combover.

Henson is famous for his Lou-’Do combover haircut. Rueck was, too, to a lesser degree. But he and his family didn’t necessarily like it.

So he went on national TV to do something about it.

West Nile prevention tips offered

URBANA — West Nile virus was recently found to be present in a dead bird collected in Champaign County, bringing to 25 the number of counties in Illinois reporting the presence of the virus this year. Although no human cases of the virus have been reported, University of Illinois Extension entomologist Phil Nixon says it’s best to be extra diligent to protect yourself.

West Nile shows up in bird in Champaign County

CHAMPAIGN — West Nile virus has arrived in Champaign County for the first time this year.

A dead bird collected last week outside the city limits of Champaign tested positive for the virus, according to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

Farm Leader Banquet 2013

News-Gazette Farm Leader of the Year Jack Murray was honored at a banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Uni High vs. Georgetown Notre Dame de La Salette


Uni High vs. Georgetown Notre Dame de La Salette, February 4th, 2013 at Uni High School Kinney Gym

Sangamon Valley Boy's Basketball Tournament Semi-finals

St. Thomas More vs. Cissna Park-Crescent-Iroquois and St. Joseph-Ogden vs. Clifton Central at the Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament semifinals at PBL in Paxton on Friday, February 1, 2013.

Tea party members say they'll be back

GIBSON CITY — The tea party is down but not out, say Jan and Phil Peterson of the Ford County Tea Party.

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