Area history, Nov. 11, 2018

Today is Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, since Illinois was the first state east of the Mississippi to grant women the right to vote, Champaign County reported that men cast 9,155 ballots, and women cast 498 ballots in the recent election.

20-year deal planned for UI's 2nd solar farm

The UI's first solar farm was built on university-owned land through a public-private partnership with Phoenix Solar Inc. of California. The firm designed, built and is operating the farm for the first 10 years.

Tom Kacich | Democrats gained in some GOP strongholds too

It wasn't just in Champaign and Urbana where Champaign County Democrats made big electoral gains last week.

Even in longtime GOP strongholds like Rantoul and Mahomet, Democrats picked up about 10 percentage points compared with the 2014 midterm election.

This day in history, Nov. 11, 2018

Today is Sunday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2018. There are 50 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On Nov. 11, 1921, the remains of an unidentified American service member were interred in a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony presided over by President Warren G. Harding.

On this date

Second solar farm planned at UI

SAVOY — Farm fields along Curtis Road in Savoy would be converted into the next University of Illinois solar farm under a proposal winding its way through campus.

The UI is planning its second solar farm just north of Curtis, west of First Street, and it would be roughly triple the size of the current 21-acre installation a mile directly north along Windsor Road.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Nov. 11, 2018

We asked some the big winners from Election Day: What was the single-most emotional moment you experienced during this unforgettable past week?

Top of the Morning, Nov. 11, 2018

By rule, Fisher's Daniel Dabney can't tell us how he fared at last week's taping of "America's Funniest Home Videos."

Audience members were to decide which of the three finalists would cash in.

"We feel like we've already won," he said before leaving with his wife and four young children, "because we're getting a (free) trip to Los Angeles with the family. That's exciting."

Champaign man charged with possessing stolen vehicle

URBANA — A Champaign man who was panhandling outside a convenience store in Campustown was charged Thursday with possessing a stolen vehicle.

A Champaign police report said about 11 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to the Circle K, 59 E. Green St., C, to talk to a man panhandling for gas money.

LIVE! Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska put up 606 yards of total offense, Illinois fumbled seven times (lost three) and quarterback AJ Bush Jr. also threw two interceptions and the Cornhuskers rolled to a 54-35 victory. 

Street closures listing

Here is a list of street closures and road construction in East Central Illinois, provided by public works offices (If your public works department wants to send one, submit it via email to breaking@news-gazette.com):