Feb. 10 Savoy study session canceled

The Savoy village board has canceled its scheduled study session meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 10.

Any questions can be directed to Village Clerk Billie Jean Krueger at 359-5894.

100 day celebration held

Students from the Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana in Savoy celebrated their 100th day of school last Thursday. The celebration coincided with a project in which each primary classroom of 3- to 6-year-olds collected 100 items of nonperishable food to donate to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

Neighborhood watch started in Prairie Fields

The Prairie Fields subdivision has started a neighborhood watch program.
Prairie Fields Homeowners Association board president PJ Trautman said the idea to form a neighborhood watch was spurred by discussion on a neighborhood social networking service about some crimes in Prairie Fields, nearby neighborhoods and at the Village at Colbert Park and The Place at 117 apartment complexes.

Driveway widths debated

 The planning commission last week discussed the village’s ordinance that outlines the rules for the allowable width of driveways.  

Service brings Tolono congregations from across community together

Three times a year, the five churches in Tolono come together.
The churches typically join forces for a Thanksgiving service in November and for a service at the beginning of Tolono Fun Day in June. And for over 30 years, during the last week in January each year, the churches have taken turns hosting a worship service each night in celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Plans to demolish old fire station under way

Plans are in motion to demolish the former east side fire station.
Project architect Scott Burge of Farnsworth Group told the village board last Tuesday that the cost to demolish the building at 214 N. Bourne St. would be between $50,000 and $75,000.
“We’ve already identified that there are some hazardous materials in the building,” Burge said.

Savoy EDC gets updated on special census

The economic development commission was updated with happenings in the community, including the special census the village staff has requested.  

Volunteers to sleep in boxes for the homeless

A number of local residents and community leaders will be among those spending the night in cardboard boxes in downtown Champaign on Feb. 5 to raise money for the homeless.

St. Thomas geography bee champion proves skill in geography

Would you be able to identify British Columbia’s largest city, which hosted the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship game? Would you be able to name the states that are home to Yellowstone National Park?

No parking ordinance updates revisited

The village board revisited the no-parking ordinances throughout the village at its most recent study session. The updates to the parking ordinances were prompted by a resident concerned about the lack of “no parking” signs along the east side of Wesley Avenue, despite the village ordinance prohibiting parking on this portion of street.

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