Investigation: No evidence of racism, abuse by women's basketball coaches, Wise says

An independent review of allegations that Illini women’s basketball coaches created a racially hostile atmosphere found the charges are “not supported by the information available,” Chancellor Phyllis Wise said Monday morning.

This day in history, Aug. 3, 2015

Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015.

There are 150 days left in the year.

Districts helping students get medically prepared for school

All Illinois sixth- and 12th-graders can expect an extra bit of pain at the doctor's office this summer.

In addition to the 11 other disease-prevention vaccinations kids are required to receive at various ages, Illinois students now must also get a meningitis prevention shot upon entering grades six and 12, the Illinois State Board of Education announced last week.

National Night Out event set for Tuesday

CHAMPAIGN — The city of Champaign and the Champaign Park District are teaming up with neighborhood groups to take part in National Night Out on Tuesday.

Citizens are invited to come to Douglass Park, 512 E. Grove St., to take part in a nationwide effort to take a stand against crime.

Those Who Served: USS Idaho's guns 'really turned those docks into splinters'

OGDEN — Dale Sullivan never found out why the Japanese lit up his battleship with flares one night in the South Pacific.

Once, a Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" bomber lit up topside, and the crew waited for an attack that never came.

"You could read a newspaper by the flares topside," he says.

Area history, Aug. 3, 2015

In 1915, Urbana Mayor O.L. Browder again appointed Thomas Long chief of police, and again the council refused to confirm, by a vote of 6 to 2.

The Future Five, Aug. 3, 2015


UI professor: Extradition of Cecil the lion's killer 'would be tricky'

CHAMPAIGN — The dentist who killed a beloved lion in Zimbabwe could be extradited from the U.S., but "that would be tricky," says a University of Illinois legal expert.

Monday morning pop quiz: Aug. 3, 2015

10 questions about news that broke— from Farm Aid's destination to Rayvonte Rice's next stop — in last week's News-Gazette and news-gazette.com. Good luck!

State trooper among 2 arrested after shots fired at Danville Steak 'n Shake

DANVILLE — Two men, including an off-duty Illinois State Police trooper, were arrested early Sunday morning following an incident at a Danville Steak 'n Shake that ended with shots being fired.