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Boys' basketball statistical leaders: Jan. 17, 2019


Player, School FG FT TP AVG

Morris, STM 158 81 454 25.2

G. Coleman, M-S 119 88 356 22.3

Cowper, Centen 87 51 267 20.5

Coulter, Judah 141 43 366 19.3

Lowry, AOC 106 78 322 18.9

Houpt, Danvl 100 62 313 18.4

Taylor, SltFrk 106 42 254 18.1

Perry, LeRoy 80 49 249 17.8

Castonguay, Watsk 82 61 264 17.6

Area history, Jan. 17, 2019

Today is Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1919, the University of Ilinois Athletic Board of Control announced that a circus would be held at the university in May.

Dean's list: Parkland College

Know of a student who received academic honors? Email and we'll publish it.

This week: Parkland College dean's list recipients from the area for the Fall 2018 semester

Alvin — Wyatt Edwards

Prep wrestling stats: Jan. 16, 2019

Class 1A


Name, School W L Pts

Wagner, St. Joseph-Ogden 31 4 163

Hosley, Unity 29 6 122

B. Tay, Ridgeview/Lexington 20 0 106

Travis, Prairie Central 21 11 75

Palmberg, St. Thomas More 18 13 41

Dykes, GCMS/Fisher 8 2 36

Manuel, Unity 19 18 8

Wallace, Monticello 8 7 7

Area history, Jan. 16, 2019

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1919, area residents debated whether Illinois should legalize boxing. A proposal would bring 5 percent of all proceeds from boxing matches to the state treasury.

Area history, Jan. 15, 2019

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

In 1919, the Piatt County Board of Supervisors appointed a committee to develop hard roads throughout the county.

In 1969, the Rantoul Park Board announced that a 6-acre tract of land west of Rantoul had been offered to the village as a park site.

UPDATE: Dropped beakers led to chemical spill at UI's Beckman Institute

UPDATE, 3:30 p.m.:

URBANA — One person was taken to a hospital as a precaution after a chemical spill Monday at the Beckman Institute on the University of Illinois campus.

Around 12:30 p.m., Urbana Fire Marshal Phil Edwards said, first responders were told that a man was moving beakers in a laboratory when some of them fell out of the bottom of the box they were in.

UPDATE: Urbana mayor announces choice for Ammons' successor on council

URBANA — Pending approval Monday night by the Urbana City Council, Shirese Hursey will succeed Aaron Ammons as Ward 3 representative.

Mayor Diane Marlin made the announcement early Monday afternoon.

Pet Talk | Making seizures less scary

UI College of Veterinary Medicine

Seizures in pets can be scary for pet owners. Knowing what seizures look like and what to do when they occur can help put pet owners at ease. Dr. Devon Hague, a veterinary neurologist at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, sees multiple patients every day that have had seizures.