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Kamryn Fehr and Milan Leman announce their engagement

FAIRBURY — Kamryn Fehr and Milan Leman, both of Fairbury, recently announced their engagement to be married. Kamryn Fehr is the daughter of Charles and Kathy (Schneider) Fehr. Milan Leman is the son of Chad and Kim (Stoller) Leman. Grandparents are Dale and Sandra Stoller, Wayne and Carol Fehr and Duane Schneider, all of Fairbury, and Jerry and Kathy Leman, of Secor.
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Realtor: Just Hamburgers sale nearly finalized

PAXTON — Exactly when Just Hamburgers will reopen is not yet known, but the wildly popular burger joint in Paxton that closed in late April is expected to soon take a big step toward that goal. Realtor Nate Evans told the Ford County Chronicle on Friday that the sale...

What’s next after Roe v. Wade overturned

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) – U of I professor Robin Wilson said she thinks overturning cases stops with Roe v. Wade. Because she said America has been so divided over abortion rights since the decision was first made. Still, LGBTQ+ advocates fear this ruling could someday allow a rollback of legal protections for same sex relationships. […]

Around the Area: Calendar of events for week of June 25-July 2

7 a.m.-11 a.m. — Pontiac Farmer's Market, downtown. 10 a.m.-Noon — Livingston County Food Pantry will be open — drive-thru only. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — “Through the Garden Gate” Chenoa Women's Club Garden Walk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Fairbury Pharmacy, Chenoa Pharmacy, Blessings From Above, VerClare Boutique, Crossroads Cafe and The Butler's Pantry. For more information visit the Chenoa's Women's Club on Facebook.

C-U org hosts protest for abortion rights follow Supreme Court ruling

URBANA, Ill. (WCCU) — A Champaign-Urbana community group, Party for Socialism and Liberation, was one of many organizations nationwide speaking out against Friday’s Supreme Court ruling to Roe v Wade. PSL held a protest at the Champaign County House to express their disapproval given that people they know...

Four Bulldogs are national champions at Disney Duals

Four athletes representing the Mahomet-based Illinois Top Dawgs Wrestling team emerged as national champions and earned AAU All-American accolades after the conclusion of the three-day, 43-team Disney Duals in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday (June 19). The unbeatens for the Top Dawgs were Brennan Houser (12-0 at 182 and 195 pounds),...

Champaign-Urbana businesses varied in reasons to take — or not to take — federal loans

A $3 million forgivable federal loan helped one local agribusiness offset rising costs, while a $100,000 loan allowed another business to simply survive. In total, more than 4,000 businesses received about $337.8 million in federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans throughout Champaign and Urbana. The loans were meant to help businesses keep their workers paid and employed during the first full year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses could also apply to have their loans forgiven.

YMCA to take over after school care, fees to increase

In a 4-2 vote on Monday, the Mahomet-Seymour School Board decided to hand off their after school childcare program to the YMCA. Mahomet-Seymour staff cited trouble in staffing before and after school care. The YMCA will not provide before school care, promises a 10-1 supervisor-to-student ratio and will hire a dedicated supervisor for Middletown Prairie and Lincoln Trail Elementary to take care of managing the program.