Welcome sign for the village of Rantoul, Illinois.
Village of Rantoul
November 07, 2016

New Bus Service Launches In Rantoul

Monday, November 7th, marks the first day for the Eagle Express --- a new commuter bus route serving Rantoul. Village officials requested the service to help get workers to jobs at the town's industrial park on the west side of town. 


24 year old Ashley Chemere Gibson of Champaign,  whose remains were found in Clinton Lake April 24. Investigators say was using cocaine at a home in Champaign days earlier, and found dead the following morning.
Champaign Police Department
November 07, 2016

Champaign Man Pleads Guilty To Dismembering Body

Authorities say a Champaign woman whose remains were found in Clinton Lake last April had been using cocaine days before. Prosecutors revealed the results of an autopsy on the body of Ashley Gibson Monday in Champaign County Circuit Court, where Davion Hedrick, 27, of Champaign pleaded guilty to a count of dismembering a human body. 


Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, in a 1998 file photo.
Susan Walsh / AP
November 07, 2016

Janet Reno, First Female U.S. Attorney General, Dies At 78

Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as attorney general of the United States, died early Monday from complications of Parkinson's disease. Reno's goddaughter Gabrielle D'Alemberte and sister Margaret Hurchalla confirmed her passing to NPR.


Mahomet-Seymour High School, in Mahomet, Illinois.
November 07, 2016

Mahomet-Seymour School Board To Vote On New Superintendent

The Mahomet-Seymour School Board is expected to approve a new school superintendent at a special meeting Monday night. A district news release says the candidate to be voted on is Lindsey Hall, the current superintendent of the Morton school district in Tazewell County.


U of I graduate 
tatyana McFadden poses for pictures after winning the women's wheelchair division at the 2016 New York City Marathon.
Seth Wenig / AP
November 06, 2016

McFadden Wins 4th Straight Women’s Wheelchair New York City Marathon

University of Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden has swept the four major marathons for the fourth straight year by winning the New York City Marathon women's wheelchair race. The 2014 University of Illinois graduate finished Sunday with an unofficial time of 1 hour, 47 minutes, 43 seconds. The U of I's Josh George finished third in the men's wheelchair division. 


Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger and Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza, Democrats' nominee for comptroller, at the Illinois state fair this summer.
Amanda Vinickhy / WUIS
November 05, 2016

Want To Win Over Voters? Threaten To Strip Lawmakers Of Their Pay: The Race For Comptroller

There wasn't supposed to be an election for a statewide constitutional officer this year, but Democrats essentially foisted one, following the sudden death of Republican Judy Baar Topinka. That's led to an expensive, competitive race for comptroller this year --- a race that could show who's winning the war of public opinion in Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan's battle for Illinois' future.

Who knows what would have happened had Democrats held onto the governor's office in 2014?


Illinois quarterback Jeff George Jr. passes against the defense of Michigan State linebacker Riley Bullough  and defensive tackle Kevin Williams  during the second half of an NCAA college football game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Stephen Haas / AP
November 05, 2016

George Leads Illini To 31-27 Football Win Over Michigan State

Jeff George Jr. threw for 140 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, the second a 16-yard strike to Sam Mays that gave Illinois a 31-27 win over Michigan State.
 
The win broke a two-game losing streak for the Illini (3-6, 2-4 Big Ten). It also extended the Spartans' misery. Michigan State (2-7, 0-6) has lost seven in a row.


A fiew of Brookhill Golf Course, north of Rantoul.
Rantoul Park District
November 05, 2016

Rantoul Voters To Decide Whether To Dissolve Park District

The Rantoul Park District has struggled to keep its money-losing Brookhill Golf Course going in recent years. Now, a referendum on the November 8th ballot in Rantoul proposes to solve the problem by dissolving the park district.


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