Category: Eastern Illinois

News and events from Eastern Illinois, generally around Champaign/Urbana and along the Indiana border.

Two more measles cases in Champaign County

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign News-Gazette reported on Sunday afternoon that there were two new cases of measles in Champaign County. The two cases are in addition to two cases earlier this week. From the News-Gazette: Possible exposures took place between 5 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Texas Roadhouse, 204 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign;…

Drag Queen Story Hour in Urbana this Sunday

URBANA — Drag Queen Story Hour is coming back to the Urbana Free Library this Sunday, Jan. 6. From the Facebook event: Drag Queen Story Hour returns! This fun and fabulous all-ages event features local drag performers reading children’s stories and doing crafts. Expect sparkles, glamorous dress-up, and a friendly atmosphere. Drag Queen Story Hour…

Swastika found at U of I English Building

URBANA — A swastika was found in the bathroom of the English Building at the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana, local media reported Wednesday. It was the second incidence in a month. The News-Gazette of Champaign/Urbana reported that the swastika was found Monday drawn on a wall inside a men’s restroom at the English Building at 608…