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Vietnam wall, Huey key draws at Veterans Fest in Effingham

EFFINGHAM — Edward Duncan points to his dead friend's name on the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall in Effingham.

He came all the way from California to find the name of Rodger Crow, who was killed right next to him Aug. 30, 1970.

A rocket hit their armored personnel carrier, but Duncan somehow survived.

"I think of him a lot," he said Saturday.

Building permits, June 17, 2018

Listed are permits for all new single-family and multifamily residences as well as commercial and industrial work and residential remodeling costing over $25,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

Signature Construction Inc., screened-in porch for single-family residence at 2107 Savanna Drive, $26,000.

Business listings, June 17, 2018

These applications for assumed business names were filed with the Champaign County clerk's office:

CAMKO Property Group, 601 W. Green St., C, Jaime Camacho and Robert Kowal, same address.

Illini Analytics, 500 Red Bud Drive, Mahomet, Ryan Chandler, same address.

Property Evaluation & Tax Advisors, 201 Castle Lane, St. Joseph, Stan Jenkins, same address.

Tom Kacich | Library 'second to none' built without magnate's dough

Late 19th and early 20th century steel magnate Andrew Carnegie helped build 1,689 libraries in the United States (including buildings in Tuscola, Arcola, Danville, Paxton, Charleston, Mattoon, Hoopeston, Ridge Farm, Milford and Onarga) and nearly 800 more in other countries.

N-G again named state's top newspaper, innovator

NORMAL — The News-Gazette extended its streak as Illinois' best newspaper in its class while being named Innovator of the Year in a pair of statewide editorial contests held last weekend in Normal.

New Soccer Planet owners familiar with sport's role in community

URBANA — When Soccer Planet opened in 2011, it filled a need for local soccer players.

Champaign-Urbana was one of the last central Illinois towns of its size to add an indoor soccer facility.

N-G analysis: 858 guns seized by four area law enforcement agencies since '15

In the past three years, Champaign County law enforcement agencies seized 31 firearms while investigating domestic disputes.

After one bountiful burglary investigation, they recovered 19 handguns, five rifles and three shotguns.

They took another two guns away from someone who called 911 during a mental health crisis.

Just Askin' | Facebook's Safety Check feature

Q: Who decided to activate the Facebook's Safety Check feature during the storms on June 10?

A: That would be Facebook, without input from local public-safety officials.

Officials at the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency and the sheriff's office said they had nothing to do with it.

Wired In: Eddy Mejia

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a different tech entrepreneur. This week, meet EDDY MEJIA, a University of Illinois MBA student, computer engineer and veteran who founded DisplayOne, which sells display solutions for people to showcase and protect their prized possessions.

Wired In: Eddy Mejia

Eddy Mejia, founder and CEO of DisplayOne, talks about his company's ShoeBoxOne product Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Gies College of Business Instructional Facility building on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign.