In 1912, Miss Daisy Walker, who teaches at the Bubank School near Ludlow, had an experience in Wednesday’s snowstorm that she will long remember. The weather showing no abatement, she released her pupils at 11 a.m. and started afoot for her home in Ludlow. She was accompanied by the young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Yankee, who live on the road between the school and the village.
RANTOUL — The similarities are eerie.
A head coach who wants to push the basketball.
A sophomore point guard on a senior-laden team.
A senior who's attracted Division I interest.
A team that's won at least 20 games and will try to win a regional on its home court.
NORMAL — Sherelle Coller had opportunities to become unnerved and distracted, but she didn't bite.
The Arthur-Lovington sophomore maintained her focus and composure during Thursday's Class 1A division of the state three-point shooting contest and registered the area's top finish. Coller ended in a two-way tie for sixth place.
Fred Kroner's Class 1A girls' storylines for LeRoy's state tournament debut today
(12:15 p.m.) vs. Freeport Aquin at Redbird Arena:
CHAMPAIGN — A second Iowa woman is suing a Jimmy John's restaurant after she was hospitalized with E. coli illness after allegedly eating a sandwich from the chain.
During the weekend, colder air will settle across the Midwest, South, and East. Early next week, a new push of cold air will arrive across the northern Plains and upper Midwest, where some sub-zero temperatures can be expected.
During the next 5 days, a series of storms will continue to produce generally light precipitation across the North and East.
In Friday's News-Gazette, we'll get former Gov. Edgar's take on the state's budget situation, more details on Sears closing at the Market Place mall and a preview of a big night Friday for a number of area prep basketball teams.
URBANA — An Urbana man who admitted he drove while under the influence of alcohol was sentenced Thursday to two years of court supervision.
CHAMPAIGN — All signs still indicate that a proposed fee payable by property owners for their storm-water runoff has support from the city council, but it might not be as unanimous as it has been in the past.