Voleyball Tryouts at the DISC
The Decatur Park District’s Illini United Volleyball Club will hold tryouts for Junior High players from 3 to 5, Mar. 16, at the DISC. Registration and warm-ups begin at 2.
Sangamon County Coroner Makes ID
The Sangamon County coroner’s office has identified the woman who died in a Riverton apartment fire as Brittany Sullivan, 24. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Poverty Stats in Champaign County
A report by the statewide organization, Voices for Illinois Children, shows 23.4% of kids in Champaign County were at or below the poverty line in 2011. The number was 16.7% in 2006.
Cougar Sighting in DeWitt County
DeWitt County Sheriffs, Clinton PD, County Animal Control, and the Department of Natural Resources investigated a cougar sighting off Rte. 10 in Clinton. Turned out to be a couple of large house cats.
“Get Covered” Event in Mt. Zion
The Macon County Health Department will hold a “Get Covered” event for the Affordable Care Act this afternoon from 3 to 6 at the Mt. Zion District Library.
Coyotes are on the Prowl
A coyote killed a woman’s dog right in her back yard on Mary Lane in Champaign. Be careful out there — because of the harsh winter, coyotes are on the prowl for food.
Wind Energy Ordinance Approved
Macon County’s Siting, Rules, and Ordinance subcommittee has approved a wind energy conversion system ordinance. It’ll be voted on at Thursday’s county board meeting.
And Then There Were Three
The three finalists for Champaign’s fire chief are Gary Trulson, of Wisconsin, Greg Main, of Indiana, and Gary McCarraher, of Mass. Interviews are this week with a final decision in the next few weeks.
Macon County Early Voting Hours
Extended early voting hours in Macon County include — today from 8:30 to 4:30, tomorrow — Super Early Voting Tuesday — 6a to 7p, Wed and Thurs until 7pm, and Fri 8:30 to 4:30. Sat — the last day of Early Voting — 9a to 3p.