Collection of N-G stories about 9/11

This is a collection of stories that appeared in The News-Gazette on Sept. 11, 12 and 13, 2001.

The newspaper had one morning edition and two afternoon editions then. The first afternoon edition on Sept. 11 had Associated Press coverage and photos from the attacks of that morning, and the final edition had more, inclduing the first local connections -- 17 churches had scheduled prayer services and an airliner had been ordered to land at Willard as all commercial flight was halted.

For the rest of the week, and for some time thereafter, it was a story full of connections to East Central Illinois - from the many University of Illinois accounting graduates who worked at the World Trade Center to the Mahomet native recounting how he walked down the stairs of one of the towers before it collapsed.

These stories previously have not been generally available online. In virtually every case, references to times, dates and people are as they were on the dates of publication.

 

Sept, 11, 2001

Flight bound for Seattle told to land at Willard

Prayer services set for tonight

 

Sept. 12, 2001

Local officials maintain varying levels of alert

Drivers fill up after rumors of soaring prices

Clinton among nuke plants that heightened security

Experts at UI remark on coordination

Cities join in prayer for peace

Area Muslims express concern

An attack on Jews, too, prof says

Current, former residents were at scene

Fund raising quickly garners aid for crisis

Residents keep close watch over day's events

Residents turn to churches

Blood donations appreciated but deferred

Today a day of 'engagement' at UI

Willard waits for instructions from FAA

 

Sept. 13, 2001

High school discussions help sort out feelings

Children tackle lessons of attacks

State gas stations charged with fraud

Those with area ties relate tales

Grounded flight leaving Willard today

Postal service keeps mail moving along

Mahomet native recounts escape from Trade Center

Local chapter of Red Cross collects $182,000

Citizens proud to fly U.S. flag after attacks

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