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Saturday's UI roundup: Illini edge by Nittany Lions

CHAMPAIGN — A five-run first inning got the Illinois baseball team going much faster Saturday afternoon than the team had one night earlier.

For all intents and purposes, though, the result ended up the same: with an Illini victory.

Who lives here? April 20, 2019

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Area history, April 20, 2019

Today is Saturday, April 20, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1919, the University of Illinois received 1,300 guns. The modified Endfield rifles were being cleaned before they were distributed to university students for shooting classes. Most of the recipients of the rifles were in the freshman class.

Friday's UI roundup: Illini softball left out in cold in series opener

URBANA — What a difference a few days made for the Illinois softball team.

A favorable wind direction — and warm weather — greeted the Illini on Wednesday afternoon. Illinois cashed in for 13 runs in a 13-4 home drubbing of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

Danville woman planning event to fight gun violence April 27 at Palmer Arena

DANVILLE — It's a topic that most people don't want to acknowledge, let alone talk about, said Monica Beasley.

But, she said, community members must talk about gun violence, "and how we, as a community, can come together to stop it."

Area prep softball statistical leaders: April 19, 2019

Batting Averages

Player/School AB R H RBI AVG.

Dowling, SJ-O 51 30 33 25 .647

Phillips, TrCnty 24 15 15 9 .625

Standish, Lex/Ridg 26 14 16 21 .615

Berlatsky, Rantl 33 8 20 9 .606

Stal, GRF 59 25 35 24 .593

Neuman, Oakwd 53 25 30 25 .566

Voyles, BlRdg 32 21 18 24 .563

Sherrick, Rantl 41 11 23 16 .561

Religion calendar, April 19-26, 2019

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Good Friday (April 19):

Area history, April 19, 2019

Today is Friday, April 19, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1919, many of the breeders of Shire horses in Champaign County met at the county Farm Bureau building to form a Shire Breeders' Association.

Photo exhibit opens in 'art-flex space' at Champaign's Lincoln Building

CHAMPAIGN — A new exhibition called "Echoes" has opened in the "art-flex space" at the Lincoln Building, 44 E. Main St., C.

Entertainment listings, April 18-25, 2019


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