From a 5K to a parade to outdoor entertainment to the fireworks, the Champaign County Freedom Celebration went off without a hitch this year.
Holy cow, you people are making me work. Historic and unusual homes in Champaign, the “state streets” of Urbana, the abundant rainfall’s effect on the Mahomet Aquifer, the inside workings of the U.S. Supreme Court, the CUBS in the parade ... I could go on and on.
Just in time for 4th of July, The News-Gazette is holding its first Instagram contest.
Shanna Biggs was in her mobile home in Candlewood Estates in Mahomet when she heard a loud boom.
"It has been way beyond knee-high by the Fourth of July for decades."
The hope is to advertise the job within the next couple of weeks. The salary could be in the $150,000 range.
Possible landmark status won't affect renovations.
Friday night, a sign taped to the door informed patrons why restaurant was temporarily shut down.
The University of Illinois Employees Credit Union is extending help to members who face payroll interruption as a result of state budget negotiations.
State troopers are on the lookout for speeders, drunken drivers, people who aren't wearing seat belts and distracted drivers.
Most area 4th of July fireworks fizzle out tonight but other kinds of sparks will be struck Sunday in Mahomet, with the Mahomet Auto Fest taking over downtown.
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." Naturalist John Muir said this in 1911. It is as true today as it was then.