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(Paxton-jm) -- The company hired to replace the liner at Paxton’s pool has officially started work, several weeks later than expected. Crews from Renosys Corporation started work Friday. They hope to have the project completed in about a week.

 

(Rantoul-jm) -- The Rantoul City Schools District introduced a couple of new assistant principals at their recent meeting. Superintendent Michelle Ramage talks about the two new assistant principals…

 

 

Rantoul City Schools Superintendent Michelle Ramage.

 

(Gibson City-jm) -- Sewer rates for Gibson City residents could be going up. The city council will consider increases for sewer rates at tonight’s meeting as well as consider some downtown improvements, consider the 2017-2018 budget and consider a UTV ordinance. The Gibson City city council meeting gets underway at 7 p.m.

 

(Gilman-jm) -- The Iroquois West School District has some new employees. Superintendent Dr. Linda Dvorak talks about the new hires…

 

 

Iroquois West Schools Superintendent Dr. Linda Dvorak.

 

(Champaign-jm) -- Parkland College’s Child Development Center will hold two public open houses this month. The open houses will showcase their facilities and services for children ages 2 to 5 years. The open houses will take place today from 3 to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, July 19th from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The child development center is currently accepting new enrollees for the fall semester. For more information call Nancy Kemna or Tara Bailey at 217-373-3777.

 

(Springfield-jm) -- Rain has been hit or miss across Illinois, leaving some areas pretty dry. Precipitation has been highly variable says State Climatologist Jim Angel, with spots in central Illinois receiving the least rainfall over the past month…

 

 

State Climatologist Jim Angel. Angel says the most rain in coming days is expected in northern Illinois.

 

(Washington-jm) -- Analysts who will be making the upcoming USDA Supply and Demand forecasts will have a lot more information to formulate those forecasts. Gary Crawford has the details…

 

 

(Springfield-jm) -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office is warning the public about a scam related to the Tobacco Master settlement. The scam solicits customers to pay for a subscription that will provide details on getting tobacco settlement money says Attorney General Spokesperson Annie Thompson…



Attorney General Spokesperson Annie Thompson. Thompson says individuals are not eligible to receive money from the settlement. The agreement was reached with tobacco companies back in 1998 over deceptive marketing practices.



 

(Paxton-jm) -- A new restaurant is open in the former Pizza Hut location in Paxton. 3 Boys Diner opened a couple of  weeks ago. Owner Brittany Alvarado talks about some of their specials…



3 Boys Diner Owner Brittany Alvarado.


 

(Rantoul-jm) -- The Rantoul Township High School school board will tackle several financial issues at tonight’s school board meeting. The board will hear a tax levy and estimated assessed valuation presentation before the fiscal year 2018 budget is presented. School board members will also consider whether or not they want to participate in the village’s housing incentive program. The Rantoul Township High School school board meeting gets underway at 7 p.m.



 

(Gibson City-jm) -- Gibson City leaders are hoping to vote on a budget at tonight’s meeting. Mayor Dan Dickey says the city was waiting on some financial numbers from the county…



Gibson City Mayor Dan Dickey.

 

(Clarence-jm) -- Rankin firefighters were called to a two vehicle accident late Friday afternoon. Emergency personnel were called to the accident at Route 9 and Clarence Road around 4:45 p.m. It’s unknown if there were any injuries.

 

(Iroquois County-jm) -- A Kankakee man has been arrested on multiple charges in Iroquois County. Iroquois County Sheriff’s police say 25-year-old Jordan Green was charged with no valid driver’s license, no valid vehicle registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. He was taken to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted bond and was released.

 

(Springfield-jm) -- Experts have long recommended children be introduced to reading as early as possible – and now, new research can help parents make story times even more beneficial for their little ones. Veronica Carter reports…


 

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