The News-Gazette

The News-Gazette

UPDATE: All lanes open again after crash on I-57 near Tuscola

5:25 p.m. update - all lanes are open


A two-vehicle accident has resulted in lane closure and traffic delays at milepost 210 on northbound Interstate 57.

At 3:56 p.m., a state police report indicated the left lane will be closed approximately one hour as the scene just south of Tuscola is cleared.


Library events, July 22-29, 2018

Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

For the retirees, July 22-29, 2018

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Neal Connors/Voices | Remembering Sgt. Wayne Dawson


The first time I saw Sgt. Wayne Dawson's white military headstone in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Champaign was in the fall of 1985.

Conversation with The Ames Tribune's Travis Hines

It's possible Illinois and Iowa State could meet in the Maui Invitational in November — delivering at least one major storyline. The Ames Tribune's Travis Hines breaks down what should be a talented, young Cyclones team in 2018-19:

Building permits, July 22, 2018

Listed are permits for all new single-family and multifamily residences as well as commercial and industrial work and residential remodeling costing over $25,000.


Dreamscape Custom Homes Inc., new single-family residence at 3614 Freedom Blvd., $372,000.

McGuire/CU Homes, new single-family residence at 1415 Jacobs Blvd., $480,000.

Business listings, July 22, 2018

These applications for assumed business names were filed with the Champaign County Clerk's Office:

Annemals, 2176 Harbortown Circle, C, Anne Ekstrom, same address.

EJ & Son's Cleaning Services, 1103 Country Squire Drive, U, Earnest Johnson, same address.

Fix It Woodshop, P.O. Box 25, Sidney, Douglas Hamilton, 611 W. Springfield Ave., #3, C.

Guest Commentary | State's solar potential just starting to show


Solar energy is a bright spot in Illinois' economy, rapidly creating jobs across the state. And we're just getting started.

Illinois Bicentennial | Cahokia Mounds a worldwide draw

Belleville News-Democrat

A gaggle of rambunctious fifth-graders scrambled to the top of the 100-foot-high Monks Mound to get a great view of the Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis and burn off energy at the end of their class field trip to the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.

Area history, July 22, 2018

Today is Sunday, July 22, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, a wedding at Chanute Field was postponed when the interurban upon which the bride-to-be was riding wrecked. She was not injured, but "she saw another two weeks of single life before her," reported The Champaign Daily News.