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9/12/01: Residents keep close watch over day's events

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

DANVILLE — Danville officials and residents kept their eyes on television newscasts and stayed close to the phone Tuesday after commercial jetliners were used as weapons in New York and Washington's terrorist attacks.

Lisa Andrews of Danville said she was at work in Rantoul when she learned of the tragedy.

9/11/01: Prayer services set for tonight

This story originally appeared on Sept. 11, 2001.

The following services have been scheduled in the wake of today's terrorist attacks:

Churches of the Downtown Church Alliance meeting at First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., C, 7 tonight.

Episcopalian Church of St. John the Divine, 1011 S. Wright St., C, 6:30 tonight.

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.

Complicated budget process leaves Champaign staff looking for answers

CHAMPAIGN – City budgets can get complicated. Fiscal planners spend months preparing for the next budget cycle.

And by the time they finish one, it's almost time to start on the next.

Legal costs halt plans for Chief's 'Next Dance'

CHAMPAIGN – A Chief Illiniwek performance planned for homecoming weekend has been postponed indefinitely after the University of Illinois threatened legal sanction.

Roger Huddleston of Mahomet, the co-founder of the Honor the Chief Society, said his group doesn't have the money to wage a legal battle with the UI over the Chief Illiniwek trademark.