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9/13/01: Local chapter of Red Cross collects $182,000

This story originally appeared on Sept. 13, 2001.

In just over 24 hours, local residents gave more than $180,000 to relief efforts for the attacks in New York and Washington.

Barbara Payne, executive director of the Illini Prairie Chapter of the Red Cross, said today the agency collected $182,000 from 3 p.m. Tuesday through 7 p.m. Wednesday.

9/13/01: Citizens proud to fly U.S. flag after attack

This story originally appeared on Sept. 13, 2001.

ST. JOSEPH - Deb Sensenbrenner is waging a one-woman campaign to make sure Americans fly their flags.

On Wednesday she talked to the Champaign Wal-Mart manager about restocking the store's supply of flags. She also sent out e-mails to friends urging them to display Old Glory.

9/12/01: Cities join in prayers for peace

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

In Champaign-Urbana as across the land, churches, synagogues and other places of communal sharing filled to overflowing Tuesday night following the worst terrorism attack in U.S. history.

9/12/01: An attack on Jews, too, prof says

This story appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

CHAMPAIGN — Local Jews felt the pain of an embattled America, but had special worries of their own.

Sinai Temple held a special service Tuesday evening, hours after a threatening phone call made the synagogue concerned about its own security.

9/12/01: Residents turn to churches

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

When Danville resident Vera Schoolcraft learned of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., she found herself overcome with a feeling of utter helplessness.

On Tuesday evening, she found comfort the only way knew how - through prayer.

9/11/01: Flight bound for Seattle told to land at Willard

This story appeared in the final afternoon edition of The News-Gazette on Sept.. 11, 2001. 

SAVOY — The Airbus jet was cruising at 31,000 feet, just outside Champaign-Urbana, when Capt. Bob Smith got the order: land the plane now.

9/13/01: Mahomet native recounts escape from Trade Center

This story originally appeared on Sept. 13, 2001

For a guy who walked down 63 flights of stairs shortly after the first tower of the World Trade Center was hit, Mahomet native Kaleb Northrup was pretty calm Wednesday night.

9/13/01: Children tackle lessons of attacks

This story originally appeared on Sept. 13, 2001

URBANA — A lot of adults could've benefited from the lessons being taught at Leal School in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the United States.

Social worker Molly Jones asked the 8-, 9- and 10-year-olds what they might do to make the country a safer and better place.

9/12/01: Clinton among nuke plants that heightened security

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

The Clinton nuclear power plant, along with 102 other reactors around the country, went to the highest level of security Tuesday morning following the terrorist attacks.

9/12/01: Drivers fill up after rumors of soaring prices

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

Nationwide rumors of skyrocketing gas prices some of more than $4 a gallon hit the Champaign-Urbana area Tuesday in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Washington and New York.