Police investigating AutoZone robbery

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police were investigating the holdup of a business in the northwest part of the city Saturday night.

Preliminary information was that a customer came in the AutoZone, 609 N. Mattis Ave., just before 9 p.m. and found an employee down on the floor who had just been robbed.

Mahomet assistant principal keeps on believing

MAHOMET — Obstacles have never provided an insurmountable barrier for Courtney Porter.

She attended Shiloh High School, which had 25 students in her graduating class.

Danville man arrested for having loaded gun in car in Urbana

URBANA - A Danville man who allegedly had a loaded gun near him in a car on campus early Saturday was arrested by University of Illinois police.

Cirron G.Z. Clark, 20, appeared in Champaign County Circuit Court Saturday morning on a preliminary charge of unlawful possession of a weapon and had his bond set at $3,000. He is scheduled to be back in court Monday.

Life Remembered: Mullally a mentor and visionary

URBANA — Ten or so years into their 48-year marriage, Don Mullally told wife Carolyn that one of the talented young women at WILL had received a good offer from a station in New York.

Carolyn Mullally recalls telling her husband that he couldn't possibly let her go, but he replied, "That's what it's all about, nurturing young people and helping them move on."

Nine restaurants fail inspections; five closed temporarily

By CLAIRE EVERETTCU-CitizenAccess.org 

Nine local restaurants and eateries failed health inspections since November, including five that were temporarily shut down.

Top of the Morning, Jan. 24, 2015

It might not be nice enough to break out the Bermudas and SPF 30, but it is getting warmer.

After all, it's Great Aunt Ethel's birthday on Sunday.

"She would have been 114," said Diana Schutz, who called a while back to explain her "January Thaw" theory.

Area history, Jan. 24, 2015

Today is Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago.

In 1915: The Honorable W.E.C. Clifford, retiring state treasurer, who will soon assume the duties of assistant cashier at the First National Bank of Champaign, was the guest of honor at a dinner tendered him Saturday at the Sangamon Club by a number of his friends.

This day in history: Jan. 24, 2015

Today is Saturday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2015. There are 341 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 24, 1965, British statesman Winston Churchill died in London at age 90.

On this date:

In 1742, Charles VII was elected Holy Roman Emperor during the War of the Austrian Succession.

Davis pushes EPA on aquifer

WASHINGTON — Clearly perturbed by delays, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, is pushing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to finish its review of a proposal to designate the Mahomet Aquifer as a sole source aquifer.

Basking in the orange glow

It wasn't your imagination: the familiar glow coming out of State Farm Center Wednesday night had a definite orange cast to it.

The lights of the arena were converted to Illini Orange for the past three men's home games — against Maryland, Indiana and Purdue — as part of a promotion by UI athletics.