County ZBA to meet about solar farm on Thursday

A special meeting is scheduled for April 5 to continue discussion on proposed changes to the county zoning ordinance to address solar farms.
The Champaign County Zoning Board of Appeals meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana.

Trade issues among topics at Farm Bureau meeting

President Donald Trump’s threats to abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement and anticipated tariffs and penalties against China were among the topics discussed at a Farm Bureau meeting last week.

Savoy mom, 3 kids killed in Texas collision

A day later, friends and coworkers were reeling from the tragic news out of Texas — that a Savoy mother and her three young children were killed in a five-vehicle collision about 100 miles east of Dallas.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a truck towing a U-haul trailer rolled over Friday morning on Interstate 30, causing a chain reaction.

New member to take oath in April

Shawn Tangy will be sworn in next month as the newest member of the village board.
The board voted 4-0, with trustee Ted Auth absent, to approve Village President Danny Bates’ recommendation for Shawn Tangy to replace Jim Teague, who passed away on Feb. 4 during the first year of a four-year term.
Bates interviewed three other candidates for the position.

Local voters go their own way in state, county primary races

Last Tuesday, voters throughout Illinois went to the polls to make their voices heard in the primary election that determined the candidates for races like governor and attorney general.

Attack prompts revamp of rules

The village board is crafting a new animal control ordinance after an incident in which a pet was attacked in its own yard by two neighboring dogs.
On March 5, a German shepherd named Chloe sustained severe injuries after she was attacked in her yard by two neighboring pit bulls.

Director pitches Pixellot for brand

The Unit 7 school board is looking at a way to improve Unity High School’s branding.
Athletic Director Scott Hamilton told the board Wednesday night about Pixellot, a automated video technology from National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Network for capturing sporting events.

Rotary hosts breakfast

The Rotary Club of Savoy hosted its annual pancake and sausage breakfast on March 10 at the First Baptist Church in Savoy. All proceeds benefited community and humanitarian projects locally and around the world.

Savoy comprehensive plan to be updated

Savoy is starting the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan of Development.  

Their hometown pride is showing

News-Gazette staff writer Ben Zigterman was on hand last week when municipal leaders touted their cities at a meeting of the Champaign County Association of Realtors. Here are the highlights from their remarks:

Savoy president
Dykstra noted the recent growth of Triptych Brewing, Sherwin-Williams and SportsVet.

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