(Paxton-jm) -- Sean Hudson and Addison Oyer were named PBL homecoming king and queen last night following the parade. Ty Graham and Isabella Martinez were crowned homecoming prince and princess. The Panthers take on the Pontiac Indians tonight.
(Springfield-jm) -- Secretary of State Jesse White’s Office is reminding drivers to report defective license plates. If your plates are rusty or the numbers and letters aren’t readable, it's time to get some new ones, says Secretary of State Spokesperson Beth Kaufman…
Secretary of State Spokesperson Beth Kaufman. You can request free replacements online at: il sos dot gov. Failure to have readable front and back plates on your vehicle can result in a fine of $164.
(Rantoul-jm) -- Two people have been arrested on drug charges in Rantoul. An officer on patrol on the village's west side saw a vehicle run the red light at Champaign Avenue and Murray Road. The officer stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Courtney Stout, whose license was revoked. When she got out of the vehicle a digital scale fell and an officer discovered a bag containing 47.5 grams of cocaine. A passenger, Andrew Lewis, was arrested for possessing more than 100 grams of cannabis. Stout is charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine. Lewis was charged with possession with intent to deliver cannabis. Both are due back in court September 24th.
(Champaign-jm) -- The New American Welcome Center at the University of Illinois YMCA unveiled a new plan to Champaign County residents on how best to welcome immigrants to their communities. The Welcoming Plan consists of five topics: economic integration and employment; citizenship and civic engagement; health and well-being; language and education; and public safety.
(Washington-jm) -- What does USDA's latest outlook have regarding changes in pork production and price forecasts for this month? Rod Bain reports…
(Gibson City-jm) -- The Moyer District Library in Gibson City will have a new director. Sharon Heavilin announced she is retiring in November. Jessica Title will take over as director.
(Springfield-jm) -- The number of people enrolled in the ACA Health Insurance marketplace more than doubled during the special COVID-19 enrollment period. Over 54 thousand people found a health insurance plan during the special period that ran from February 15th through August 15th. Get Covered Illinois Executive Director Laura Pellikan says this shows there really was a need...
Get Covered Illinois Executive Director Laura Pellikan. The next open enrollment period begins November 1st, although those without insurance that have a qualifying life experience such as having a baby may be able to enroll earlier. Visit get covered illinois dot gov for more information.
(Rantoul-jm) -- A Rantoul man is facing multiple charges after a woman was shot last week. Deshawn Buford was arrested and charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated fleeing and eluding police. According to police, as they investigated the shooting involving Bufford’s girlfriend, they received information he might be planning retaliatory action against the shooters. An officer located Buford’s vehicle and attempted to stop it, however he took off and tossed out a loaded gun before being apprehended.
(Champaign-jm) -- The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a job fair next week. The Get Hired event is scheduled for September 21st from 10-3 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Over 40 businesses are participating.
(Washington-jm) -- The trends of production and price for the beef sector are moving in opposite directions, per USDA's September outlook. Rod Bain reports…
Gibson City will host their Friday Night Fun Cruise Night tonight from 6-9 pm with Style in Stereo performing live music downtown.
Paxton IGA will be hosting their cookout benefiting the St. Peters Melvin Lutheran on Saturday from 10 to 2.
Paxton’s annual Swine n Dine will take place on Saturday.
The Buckley Fun Day will take place on Saturday at Buckley Lake.