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Street closures listing

Here is a list of street closures and road construction in East Central Illinois, provided by public works offices (If your public works department wants to send one, submit it via email to

Area boys' soccer leaders: Sept. 18, 2018



Diego Camarena, Iroquois West 33

Luke Rudolph, Monticello 23

Drew Reifsteck, BHRA 17

Santiago Rodriguez, Ch. Central 16

Angel Barajas, Iroquois West 15

Dawson Rogers, Oakwood/SF 14

Reynaldo Zarco, Ch. Central 14

Caleb Bleich, Fisher/GCMS 13

Joe Sellett, STM 12

Area history, Sept. 18, 2018

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, after Mildred Buckles of Champaign enlisted in the Navy, she was appointed a corporal over a company of women stenographers serving in the Great War.

Single-vehicle accident blocks lane of I-57 near Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — State police were on the scene of a single-vehicle accident with injuries early Tuesday morning on Interstate 57 just south of Champaign.

Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted.

Editorial | Finally!

The long-awaited sale of the Landmark Hotel in downtown Urbana means something — but what?

It took a while, but the now-closed Landmark Hotel will be changing hands after last week's auction.

Area golf leaders: Sept. 17, 2018


Name, School Rnds Ave.

C. Ellis, Sullivan 14 35.8

Pinter, Westville 8 35.9

Birky, GCMS 13 37.5

McCoy, Central 20 37.5

Richardson, Tri-County 8 38.0

Nelson, University High 14 38.2

Kilcullen, Prairie Central 12 38.6

Moore, Rantoul/PBL 11 39.7

Z. Rogers, Bement 8 40.0

Burcham, Sullivan 14 40.1

Area girls' swimming leaders: Sept. 17, 2018

200 Medley Relay

Swimmer/School Time

Centennial 1:56.54

Central 2:00.09

Danville 2:02.89

Uni High 2:06.76

Urbana 2:16.86

St. Thomas More 2:25.98

Mahomet-Seymour 2:31.27


200 Freestyle

Sally, Ma, Uni HIgh 1:58.25

Lizzie Gile, Centennial 2:00.01

Ally Miller, Central 2:07.01

Area girls' tennis leaders: Sept. 17, 2018



Chikako Barnes, Champaign Central 5-0 1.000

Aviv Sagiv, Centennial 10-1 .909

Lauren Ellis, Danville 14-2 .875

Gurveena Singh, Centennial 15-3 .833

Angela Xu, Centennial 15-3 .833

Cayla Risinger, Centennial 10-3 .769

Erin Houpt, Danville 9-3 .750

Zoe Doehring, Mahomet-Seymour 3-1 .750

Area history, Sept. 17, 2018

Today is Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, the Illinois branch of the National League of Postmasters announced they would hold their convention at the Beardsley Hotel.

In 1968, a squirrel shorted out a substation north of Rankin, leaving many people without electricity.