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Consult a lawyer at no cost on Saturday, April 26, during Ask-a-Lawyer Day

Anyone in Illinois with a question about a legal matter can consult a lawyer – at no cost – during the 33nd Annual Ask-a-Lawyer Day, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26. The event is sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) in cooperation with bar associations in Cook, DuPage, Lake and Will counties.


TIF joint review meeting set for April 29

The Tolono village board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29. at the village hall, 507 W. Strong St., Tolono.
On the agenda will be the holding of a joint review meeting for the Tolono Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district to review TIF annual reports for fiscal years 2012 and 2013.


Monticello locomotives to travel to Spencer, N.C.

Two historic locomotives from the Monticello Railway Museum collection will travel to Spencer, N.C., for a special gathering of streamlined railroad locomotives at the end of May. The North Carolina Transportation Museum will host the event at their facilities with a total of 19 diesel-electric locomotives from around the county schedule to attend according to their website count.


Historic farms sought for book

The publisher of an upcoming book honoring historic family-owned farms in Illinois says initial response to its publicity campaign has been overwhelming, despite the fact that a large number of farm owners still haven't heard about the project.


Boy Scouts host egg hunt

Boy Scout Troop 66 hosted its annual Easter egg hunt on April 19 at the Pesotum United Methodist Church.


KENWOOD CARES: Fundraiser held for family of local woman

At a recent fundraising benefit, area residents rallied behind a family touched by a tragedy that claimed the life of a Pesotum woman.
The benefit for Paula (Hyde) Gaddis at Kenwood Elementary School in Champaign featured a 5K race, live and silent auctions, and a spaghetti dinner.
Gaddis, a first-grade teacher at Kenwood, was 34 when she passed away last autumn.


School hosts Family Engineering Night

Unity East Elementary School students got an early introduction to engineering during the school’s Family Engineering Night last Tuesday.


Parents design and build elaborate sets that help make Unity High School musicals come to life

Anyone who saw Unity High School’s recent production of the musical “Grease” had their experience enhanced by a dedicated group of parents who pitched in to make the sets.


‘Cool’ the School event raises funds for air conditioning

A local daycare and preschool drew on the artistic talents of some of its young patrons recently to help raise money for air conditioning.


Philo Tavern hosts annual Earth Partners Coffee Shop Tour

Earth Partners’ annual Coffee Shop Tour made its way to the Philo Tavern on March 27.
At the Philo Tavern stop, Dick Miller served as chairman, and Dennis Riggs was the auctioneer for a basket of locally produced products that drew a high bid of $4,300.
Earth Partners was established in 1993 and was a pilot program for the state.


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