48th Annual Turkey Trot

The 48th annual Turkey Trot hosted by the Urbana Park District, Thursday, November 26, 2015 at Crystal Lake in Urbana. 

2 seek county board District 11 seat

URBANA — For the first time since Champaign County Board districts were revamped in 2012, a Republican candidate will be running in the district that takes in much of north Champaign-Urbana.

And there may be a new Democratic candidate there, too.

Also Wednesday, a veteran of 18 years in the Legislature filed for another term in the state Senate.

Area history, Nov. 26, 2015

Today is Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

A (drum) major award

NEW YORK — Not only does Rose Craig get to spend her Thanksgiving break touring New York City and marching in the Macy's Parade with her favorite band — and Santa.

She's also coming home with a $5,000 prize, courtesy of the late Bob Hope.

'Part of that parade now'

NEW YORK — Every year, the Hanson family turns the television to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. But not today.

Marching Spartan among 185 chosen for Macy's parade

ST. JOSEPH — She missed out on joining the Marching Illini in today's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by a year.

But like the band she hopes to be a part of next year, Abigail Emmert will perform today before millions in New York and tens of millions more on NBC.

Area update: Soup kitchen needs help with backpack giveaway

CHAMPAIGN — Daily Bread Soup Kitchen is once again planning to give hundreds of filled backpacks to local people in need for the holidays, and is asking for help from the community getting the job done.

This day in history, Nov. 26, 2015

Today is Thursday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2015. There are 35 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day.

Today's Highlight in History:

Nov. 26, 1789 was a day of thanksgiving set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.

On this date:

Just 1 question: Why give back?

For the past two weeks, the students at Unit 4's Novak Academy have been in the heat of a big competition. They aren't competing for a prize to take home, but a gift to give away.

Update on candidate filings in Vermilion County for 2016

DANVILLE — A few more Vermilion County residents have filed to run for county board or county-wide elected offices next year.

Vermilion County Circuit Clerk Dennis Gardner, a Republican, filed Tuesday seeking his party's nomination for a third four-year term as clerk. So far, no Democrats have filed for that office.