Editor's note: Today is the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that drew the United States into World War II. Following are memories of that attack, excerpted from "When We Went to War," a book published this fall by The News-Gazette.
URBANA — A group formed in the wake of the deaths of two young women at the hands of a drunken driver is giving more money to two area police departments to help them do their work.
DANVILLE — Vermilion County Healthcare on Tuesday launched a new support group for anyone who has been bullied, known someone who has been bullied or been affected by bullying.
The Vermilion Anti-bullying Support Group aims to provide support, raise awareness and educate people of all ages on the effects of bullying and provide them with resources to help.
The Village of Savoy continues to expand as new businesses are planning to come to the village.
A grocery store and a fast food restaurant are planning on joining a previously announced pharmacy chain in a new development area at the corner of Curtis Road and Dunlap Avenue (U.S. 45).
CHAMPAIGN — A small glass of wine with dinner, maybe a tiny bit more at a party.
For a woman, that may not seem like heavy drinking.
But two local cancer doctors say a risk identified in a recent study — linking even moderate drinking with an increased risk for breast cancer — isn't one to ignore, especially for women facing other breast-cancer risk factors.
CHAMPAIGN — Adding up the distance that eight Champaign police officers have covered in Ironman triathlons alone comes to 2,249.6 miles.
That's 16 completed competitions that, put together, would reach from the police department on University Avenue to just beyond Vancouver, British Columbia.
Updated 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
CHAMPAIGN — The 11th annual Parade of Lights is on.
Organizers say at about noon on Saturday that despite the possibility of rain, the parade will start at 6 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 26), a week earlier than in previous years.
CHAMPAIGN — A combination of good weather and quick work by the contractor means that Prospect Avenue in Champaign is reopening to traffic two weeks ahead of schedule Friday afternoon.
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CHAMPAIGN — A Thanksgiving food giveaway at Salt and Light Ministries provided holiday meals for needy families — with one turkey to spare.
The Christian-based charity handed out 735 Thanksgiving dinners as part of its weekly food pantry on Wednesday — turkeys, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, pumpkins and other fixings.