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Who lives here? June 15, 2019

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

Area history, June 15, 2019

Today is Saturday, June 15, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1919, plans for a countywide system of hard roads in Douglas County was rejected by the county board.

Illinois hemp farmers see lots of promise — and lots of risks

Capitol News Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — Trent Lawrence had a rude awakening earlier this week. Overnight, mice had gotten into the greenhouse on his farm and eaten several dozen trays of seedlings he was planning to transplant into a field.

Urbana's new poet laureate already putting pen to paper


URBANA — Will Reger learned early on in life that one of his passions wouldn't pay the bills.

The rough news came courtesy of his mother, after young Will had taken such a liking to poetry that he was looking forward to doing it full-time.

Religion calendar, June 14-21, 2019

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Area history, June 14, 2019

Today is Friday, June 14, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Entertainment listings, June 13-20, 2019



What:Tractor pulls, beer tent, livestock judging, food and more.

When: June 13-16.

Where: Piatt County Fairgrounds, Cerro Gordo.

Editorial | Court nearing legal finish line

The U.S. Supreme Court almost always finishes its terms with a bang. So get ready for a series of legal fireworks.

Considering all the gossip that surrounds the U.S. Supreme Court, the average citizen can hardly be blamed for confusing this esteemed legal tribunal with a weekday morning soap opera.

Nightlife listings: June 13-20, 2019

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


BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILL: Dan Hubbard, 6 p.m.

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: First Gig "After Hours Open Jam," featuring camp directors/leaders and kids from the Parkland College camp performing on stage, 6 to 8 p.m.

Frank's Faves: Farm movies

"Rain on the scarecrow, blood on the plow / This land fed a nation, this land made me so proud / And son, I'm just sorry they're just memories for you now." — John Mellencamp