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Overnight storm batters C-U area

Getting Personal: Julie King

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, Champaign attorney JULIE KING, 48, chats with staff writer Paul Wood. King is a fan of the Rolling Stones and also enjoys studying medieval England.

How did your parents influence your life? Did they encourage you to become an attorney?

Grade A rules day for many at UI

Editor's note: This story, much of which appears in Sunday's News-Gazette, was reported and written by University of Illinois journalism graduate students Pramod Acharya, Ramiro Ferrando and Logan Hanson and journalism senior Chantal Vaca, with copy-editing assistance from journalism senior Emily Ward.

Small Towns, Big Deals | Sadorus keeps chugging along

SADORUS — Sitting in the office at the grain elevator in Sadorus, Tim Black knows the weather this time of year without even looking out the window.

Tom Kacich | Even just after WWI, Memorial Day wasn't a perfectly patriotic affair

Not unlike the United States of 2019, Americans in 1919 — just months removed from the end of a great world war — were of two minds about Memorial Day. Was it a day off from work or a day for solemn reflection?

It seemed to take time for the patriotic spirit to kick in, even in those days.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 26, 2019

On this Memorial Day Eve, we asked those who've served: Who's the first person you'll be thinking about Monday and what would you tell a stranger about their story of sacrifice?

This day in history, May 26, 2019

Today is Sunday, May 26, the 146th day of 2019. There are 219 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On May 26, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in Moscow. (The U.S. withdrew from the treaty in 2002.)

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Area history, May 26, 2019

Today is Sunday, May 26, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1919, a capacity crowd was expected at the University of Illinois Auditorium to hear Joseph Bonnet, an award-winning organist from Paris, perform in concert.

Top of the Morning, May 26, 2019

The A-1 picture of Urbana's Landmark Hotel on May 17 caught Betty Brown's eye.

"I cut it out the minute I saw it," the 92-year-old resident of Prairie Winds of Urbana said.

Like many in C-U, Brown has stories about the hotel in its glory days — and isn't happy about its current, closed look. "It's very sad to see," she said.

Urbana High School Commencement 2019

Urbana High School honored the Class of 2019 during a Commencement ceremony at State Farm Center in Champaign on Saturday, May 25, 2019.