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Boys' golf statistical leaders: 2018 season final

Name, School Rnds Ave.

C. Ellis, Sullivan 18 35.7

Pinter, Westville 20 37.0

Richardson, Tri-County 17 37.7

McCoy, Central 28 37.8

Nelson, University High 22 37.8

Birky, GCMS 16 37.9

Kilcullen, Prairie Central 12 38.6

Z. Rogers, Bement 17 39.3

Vanwinkle, Rantoul/PBL 19 39.9

Burcham, Sullivan 18 40.1

Nightlife listings, Nov. 15-22, 2018

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here's your guide to a night on the town:



BLACKBIRD URBANA: The Ghost of Paul Revere and Charlie Parr, 8 p.m.

CANOPY CLUB: Truth aka Trouble 'Cornfield Waves' Release Show, 9 p.m.

One election down, another on the horizon: Looking toward 2019

Who's ready for another election? Don't look now, but the next one is just 138 days away, with a Feb. 26 primary in between.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 15-22, 2018


This weekend


What: Fundraiser for the Kickapoo Rail Trail. Ticket includes one drink ticket, an appetizer bar, silent auction, live music from Dustin Danger. All proceeds from the event will be for the future development of the Kickapoo Rail Trail.

When: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Nov. 16.

Prep football statistical leaders: Nov. 15, 2018

2018 Area Football Leaders


Player,School Att Yrds TD AVG

Lahey, BH/RA 247 1872 27 7.5

Smiley, Oakwd 169 1611 19 9.5

T. Wilson, Fisher 276 1494 26 5.4

Trantina, GCMS 172 1476 33 8.6

Hopkins, Arcola 203 1385 18 6.8

Area history, Nov. 15, 2018

Today is Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Insurer Nationwide cutting 1,100 jobs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nationwide intends to eliminate the jobs of about 1,100 employees across the country — around 3.6 percent of its workforce.

Parkland volleyball's Hastings receives Hall of Fame nod

CHAMPAIGN — Parkland volleyball has experienced tremendous success under coach Cliff Hastings.

Now, Hastings will be recognized for his work on the court. The veteran Parkland coach will be inducted into the NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame today, the league's governing body announced on Tuesday.

Area history, Nov. 14, 2018

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, Champaign High School presented a pageant chronicling the 100-year history of Illinois. Meanwhile, the city of Homer celebrated the end of The Great War with a bonfire.

Tolono man who got 45 years on federal sex charges gets 5 more in state case

URBANA — A Tolono man sentenced last week to 45 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting three girls has pleaded guilty to molesting a fourth girl in a state case.

Joshua E. Lange, 40, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday before Champaign County Judge Heidi Ladd to a single count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.