DANVILLE – Second-graders Lance McCoy and Zach Berry asked their mothers lots of questions during Monday night's premiere of "Quint-Essential," a documentary about Danville's newest celebrities, the Ferrill quintuplets.
Lance and Zach may not have understood everything they saw, but both of them were certain about one thing: They wanted to help Pete and Jenny Ferrill and their quintuplets – boys Drayden, Layne and Landyn and girls Irelyn and Kieran.
A memorial will be dedicated in honor of a Henning native who was a staff member at Lincoln's Challenge Academy in Rantoul.
The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Henning's town park.
By day, Sue Campbell is secretary for the Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce. On weekends, she's the Rantoul Rocket, a legend in the drag racing world.
Little girls and boys run to get her autograph. They can buy two different miniatures of the car she races, a 1941 Willys.
If you want to know Brian Welch, it helps to know cars. At 7, Brian climbed behind the wheel of his mom's minivan and somehow got the car into gear. The car rolled backward, and Brian realized something important.
He didn't know how to drive.
DANVILLE – Two hours before the rest of the nation, Danville-area viewers will get a sneak peak Monday at the first episode of The Learning Channel's documentary on the Ferrill Five.
The show, "Quint-essential" will air at 8 p.m. CDT Monday on TLC, but at 6 p.m. CDT, TLC is inviting the community to an advance screening of the first episode at the David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St. in Danville.
University of Illinois senior and Army ROTC Cadet Battalion Commander Matthew Ewing hoped his brother Michael would be at the UI over the weekend and on Monday for his graduation and commissioning.
But Michael's business kept him on the road – in Iraq, where he's a Marine corporal, based at Camp Al Asad air base.
"Linah, can you sharpen four pencils for me?
"And I need an eraser."
Her dark skirt swishing, Kay Suleiman hustles across the wooden floor in stockinged feet, from the sunny kitchen where she measured out Pepto Bismol for her son Omar to the hallway.
Evelyn Brown loves to sit and rock on her little front porch on Maiden Street in Bismarck. She will shoot the breeze with a neighbor and watch as the action in her little corner of the world unfolds.
The bench and two rockers were a Mother's Day gift from her children several years ago.
Sixty-three years after a B-17 bomber crashed into the North Sea, a piece of the plane washed up on the beach.
It was a stunning moment for Michael Darter of Champaign, who was there for a memorial service for his brother, who had been on the plane and died in the frigid waters.
On May 3, Darter was in Holland, where a memorial was erected for his brother, the radio officer on the plane, missing in action since 1943.
RANTOUL – Roger Buchholz had dreamed for years of being a contestant on "The Price is Right." Now, scratch one item off the dream to-do list.
The Rantoul man got to meet host Bob Barker and vie for big prizes on the game show during a recent visit to California to see his daughter.