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PV solar farm ordinance moves to Champaign County Board

URBANA—The Champaign County Environmental Land Use Committee passed an ordinance regulating Photovoltaic solar farms in Champaign County on Aug.


County Star to cease publication

CHAMPAIGN — The last edition of The County Star will be Thursday, Aug. 30. 


End of an era: Sadorus antique store to close

The Sadorus store that has sold curiosities and treasures for 50 years is closing its doors.  The Antique and Curiosity Shop, owned by Gene and Jeannine Taylor,  will be selling off its inventory over the next few months.


CCSO deputies keep our communities safe

URBANA—It’s a lot of driving around observing, listening and checking things out.  The job is never the same from one minute to the next, and all plans tend to go out the window during the course of a shift.  For one evening in mid-July, I drove along with Champaign County Sheriff’s Deputy Deron Brize for the 3 - 11 p.m.


Abandoned Lot in Sidney is getting cleaned up

SIDNEY —The abandoned lot at the edge of Sidney, long used as an illegal dumping ground, is now looking pretty good.  Sidney Township took possession of the property located at 2141 County Road 1000 North and has embarked on a massive job of cleaning it up.


Unit 7 registation scheduled for August 2-3

TOLONO —Unit Seven Schools will hold centralized registration at Unity Junior High for all Pre-K through 8th-grade students on Thursday, August 2nd from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 

On Friday, August 3rd, registration will take place from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at each attendance center.


Dykstra lobbies in D.C. for Curtis Road underpass project

SAVOY—Village President Joan Dykstra along with Champaign County First went to Washington D.C. in June seek support for funding on the Curtis Road Underpass Project. 


Sadorus Board of Trustees discusses village job duties

The village of Sadorus Board of Trustees had their monthly meeting on July 18. 

Water project

Illinois American Water says the water project is close to completetion, reported Trustee Ted Myhre. “They are finishing compression testing, and waiting on water quality.  The water should be on by the end of the month,” he said.


Tuiition waiver granted for Unit 7 out of district employees

by Diane Anderson

TOLONO —Full time employees of Unit 7 who live outside of the district will now have a tuition waiver for their children.  


Outstanding junior swine exhibitors awarded scholarships

Olivia Shike  and Maddie Fugate were awarded the National Junior Swine Association’s Outstanding Junior and Senior Member Scholarship respectively on July 4 in Louisville, Ky.

Olivia is the daughter of Dan and Jennifer Shike of Sadorus. Maddie is the daughter of Eric and Julie Fugate of Mahomet. Olivia received $300, and Maddie received $1,000.


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