June 2010

Illini basketball camp gets underway today

How to start your day at the Illinois basketball camp? Here's what Paul Klee suggested in his recruiting chat Wednesday:


Carle cleared for clinical trials, settles whistleblower suit with former head of research

URBANA — The Carle Cancer Center has been cleared to begin enrolling patients in new clinical trials.

Carle spokeswoman Jennifer Hendricks said the National Cancer Institute lifted a restriction in March that had been in place since spring 2009.


Champaign police seek Information on stolen credit card

CHAMPAIGN – Champaign police are asking for the public's help in finding a person who has been using a stolen credit card at area stores.

According to a Champaign police report, a woman reported losing her credit card at a gas station on North Prospect Avenue in Champaign about 10 p.m. May 8.


Wet weather brings problems to 1840 Lamon House in Danville

DANVILLE – The trouble with old houses is "it's always something," especially if the house was built in 1840.

The Lamon House, one of the earliest houses built in Danville, has sustained major damage from outside water pressure buckling a basement wall.


Only a few small Illinois towns have more than one publication

In the late 1800s, small-town newspapers were about as common as grocery stores. There would be several in town, coming and going as often as the seasons.

The number of small-town newspapers began to shrink in the latter half of the 20th century.


Lamon House will be open for the weekend

The Lamon House at the northwest corner of Lincoln Park is receiving guests from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Calling cards not necessary.

When the Lamon House is open to the public this weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about 1800s wedding traditions.


Fisher again a two-newspaper town

FISHER – Fisher must produce a lot of news.

The 1,600-population community in northwestern Champaign County once again has two newspapers.

Julie Thomas of Fisher has started The Fisher View, a weekly publication.


Ikenberry will stay on scene when new UI president takes office

URBANA – With only a week left as president of the University of Illinois, Stanley Ikenberry said Wednesday that he'll play a significant role in helping new President Michael J. Hogan cut costs as much as $60 million in three years.


What's the Appropriate Penalty for Dog Left in Car?

Yesterday News-Gazette writer, Mary Schenk, posted a story about the rescue of a dog from a car in Urbana earlier this week.  The owner will have to appear in court and may face a $750 fine for an ordinance violation.


Superintendent steps away from top job at two school districts

DANVILLE – When longtime educator Randy Hird turns 56 on July 1, he will begin a new chapter in his life called retirement.

Hird is stepping down at the end of the month as chief of both the Bismarck-Henning and Rossville-Alvin school districts, after 33 years in education.