Like us on

A grand old time

From a 5K to a parade to outdoor entertainment to the fireworks, the Champaign County Freedom Celebration went off without a hitch this year.

CCFC.jpg
Local

Going Fourth: Holiday event schedule

Going Fourth: Holiday event schedule

Your schedule of events in the area.

Local

Tom's Mailbag July 3, 2015

Tom's Mailbag July 3, 2015

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.

Local

Got Instagram? Post your #CUfireworks

Got Instagram? Post your #CUfireworks

Just in time for 4th of July, The News-Gazette is holding its first Instagram contest. 

Local

City would like to save Van Dyke childhood home

City would like to save Van Dyke childhood home

House where star spent childhood has been condemned.

Top News

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 9:02am

Updated: Meth explosion sends one man to hospital

Updated: Meth explosion sends one man to hospital

Shanna Biggs was in her mobile home in Candlewood Estates in Mahomet when she heard a loud boom. 


Sat, 07/04/2015 - 7:00am

Knee-high by the 4th of July … and then some

Knee-high by the 4th of July … and then some

 "It has been way beyond knee-high by the Fourth of July for decades."



Sat, 07/04/2015 - 7:00am

Landmark status sought for new Papa Del's location

Landmark status sought for new Papa Del's location

Possible landmark status won't affect renovations.


Sat, 07/04/2015 - 9:33am

UPDATED: Three burned when car hits Lil' Porgy's

UPDATED: Three burned when car hits Lil' Porgy's

Friday night, a sign taped to the door informed patrons why restaurant was temporarily shut down. 


Sat, 07/04/2015 - 7:00am

UI credit union makes plans for helping state workers

The University of Illinois Employees Credit Union is extending help to members who face payroll interruption as a result of state budget negotiations.


Sat, 07/04/2015 - 7:00am

Extra police patrols for holiday

Extra police patrols for holiday

State troopers are on the lookout for speeders, drunken drivers, people who aren't wearing seat belts and distracted drivers.


Sat, 07/04/2015 - 7:00am

Weekend planner: Mahomet fest on the 5th

Weekend planner: Mahomet fest on the 5th

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. 


 

News by Section

All News Local State National

Video

Loading Video...

    Living

    Sandra Mason: Cultivate your curiosity

    "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.