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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.

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.