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9/12/01: Local officials maintain varying levels of alert

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

Federal, state and local officials were on varying levels of security alerts Tuesday after the series of terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

Most schools, agencies and federal buildings remained open, although many reported heightened security.

9/12/01: Area Muslims express concern

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

CHAMPAIGN - The last time there was a major terrorist attack on this continent, the first people to be blamed were the Muslims.

9/12/01: Fund raising quickly garners aid for crisis

CHAMPAIGN - People were giving at the rate of $100 a minute Tuesday in the first hour as the Red Cross used the Assembly Hall parking lot for a giant drive-in donation center.

"One gentleman drove up with a bank envelope that had $950 in it," said Mike Cation, whose Illini Radio Group was helping to staff the donation.

9/12/01: Blood donations appreciated but deferred

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

Samuel Martland and Edna Kersting were just two of an unknown number of volunteers who offered to donate blood Tuesday in the wake of the shocking attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.

"I'm just trying to do everything I can," said Kersting, 26, of Champaign.

9/13/01: State gas stations charged with fraud

This story originally appeared on Sept. 13, 2001.

SPRINGFIELD - The state is taking at least one gas station company to court, charging unfair business practices after prices jumped up to $5 a gallon at some locations following Tuesday's terrorist attacks.

9/13/01: Those with area ties relate tales

This story originally appeared on Sept. 13, 2001.

A bowl of cereal may have saved Maggie Cascone's life.

Cascone, the 25-year-old daughter of Edward and Mary Cascone of Champaign, worked on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center's Tower 2 as an assistant manager for Aramark Corp.

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: Experts at UI remark on degree of coordination

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

Sept. 11, 2001 may end up being "the bloodiest day in American military history," and it may not be the last such day, John Lynn says.

9/12/01: Current, former residents of area were at scene

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

East Central Illinois isn't as far away from New York and Washington as you might think.

Several current or former residents of the area talked Tuesday about the events in the two cities, where hijacked planes rammed into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in the nation's capital.

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.