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Historical Society building to open for Tolono Fun Day

The Tolono Historical Society and Veterans Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 25. The public is welcome to stop by before and after the parade to see information about Tolono and the surrounding areas.


Sadorus slab to be closed for construction next week

Beginning at 6:30 a.m. June 22, the Champaign County Highway Department will be performing roadwork on County Highway 17 from Route 45 through Sadorus and Ivesdale to the Champaign/Piatt County Line through June 24.
The road will be under construction for a few days, and there will be temporary road closures, weather permitting. Motorists are asked to use an alternate route.


Tolono Fun Day set for this weekend

A shopping expo in the downtown area is one of the new additions to Tolono Fun Day festival this year.


Stop signs, speeding traffic debated

Much of the discussion at last Wednesday’s study session was about street signs in the village and attempts to improve traffic.
Board members talked about putting a stop sign at the intersection of West Adams Street and Weasel Drive to control the speed of cars and trucks coming in from the west side of town.


Controller for scoreboard missing

nity Park’s scoreboard controller has gone missing.
Village Trustee Jim Thompson said the maintenance shed where the controller was stored has repeatedly been found unlocked. Thompson said it would cost about $1,200 to replace the device.

Read the full story in the June 23 issue of The County Star.


Four residents share comments during meeting

Although the village board invited public comment at a committee meeting about a planned new police station, only four residents gave their input Tuesday night.
Tolono resident John Moore asked where the $700,000 allocated for the new police station would come from.


Artist’s work is moving: Now on billboard, buses

A Savoy resident’s artwork is currently being featured in two very visible places.


Savoy gives co-op start-up funding

The village board unanimously supported a $10,000 grant to help the Savoy Business Co-op get on its feet.
The new business co-op is meant to promote and support businesses within the village. The idea for the co-op developed as an alternative way to use tourism funds from the hotel/motel tax after the village discontinued its fall festival.  


Unity High School eyed as potential location for cell tower

A Verizon cell tower could eventually be erected at Unity High School.
Superintendent Andy Larson told the school board Wednesday that a representative from a telecommunications company called Insite approached him — as well as some area farmers — about the possibility of putting up a 180-foot cell tower. The base would be about 100 feet by 100 feet.


Agenda for June 15 Savoy village board meeting

The Savoy village board will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15.


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