Legion Hall, Site Of Recent Shooting, Hosts Neighborhood Safety Meeting

CHAMPAIGN – American Legion Post 559 in north Champaign was the scene of gun violence in early July.¬† On Monday evening, members of the community gathered at the same Legion post to ask questions and look for solutions. The July 2nd shooting killed 17-year-old Kieshaun Thatch, and wounded four others. It occurred at a funeral […]

Pandemic Puts Damper On Memorial Day Ceremonies

URBANA — The observance of Memorial Day is happening in Illinois this year with far fewer ceremonies than usual. The coronavirus outbreak has put a damper on all public gatherings — including those held to remember military personnel and veterans who have died. Veterans groups in Mattoon and Georgetown are¬†among those holding Memorial Day ceremonies […]