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Homecoming parade ready to step off tonight

     This year's University of Illinois Homecoming Parade gets underway tonight at 6 p.m.


New Monticello hospital running smoothly on first day of operation

     Officials at a new hospital in Monticello say the transition to the new facility is going smoothly.

     The new Kirby Medical Center opened Thursday morning.  Since then, hospital staff has been working to transfer patients from the old hospital to the new one.


Urbana mayor stands behind decision to cut visitor's bureau funding

     The mayor of Urbana is standing by her decision to cut funding to the Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

     Mayor Laurel Prussing was a guest today on the WDWS NewsTalk 1400-AM morning show with Dave Gentry and Elizabeth Hess.


Police seeking two suspects in attempted child abductions

     Champaign Police say they believe two suspects are responsible for four attempted child abductions in Champaign over the past two weeks.

     Deputy Police Chief Troy Daniels says a white male in his 20s or 30s with blond hair is targeting young girls, while a black male in his 30s or 40s is targeting young boys.


Savoy Veteran's Memorial back up

     If you've driven by the Village of Savoy Municipal Center off of Route 45 recently, you might have noticed that the Veteran's Memorial is once again standing.