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North Champaign Wendy's closed temporarily for maintenance

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CHAMPAIGN — During Monday's heat wave, customers craving a cool Frosty from Wendy's had one fewer place to turn as the store on North Prospect Avenue was closed for maintenance.

Coroner IDs Danville man killed in weekend shooting

DANVILLE — Authorities have released the name of a 29-year-old Danville man who was shot to death over the weekend.

Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden said the victim is Tyrell S. Henderson. She said an autopsy was performed in Bloomington; the preliminary cause of death was a gunshot wound.

Crime Stoppers: John Deere theft

On the morning of Thursday, Sept. 13, officers were sent to AHW LLC, the John Deere dealership at 314 N. Cottonwood Road. The learned that the night before, someone forced entry to the property and stole a white 2012 Chevrolet Silverado delivery truck with the name "John Deere" and initials "AHW" on the side. Also stolen was a green John Deere Gator utility vehicle.

Crime Stoppers | Police search for suspect in vehicle thefts

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County Crime Stoppers needs help finding the person or people who stole vehicles from an Urbana business.

On the morning of Thursday, Sept. 13, officers were sent to AHW LLC, the John Deere dealership at 314 N. Cottonwood Road.

Pension costs hang over vote on $1.4M grant to hire firefighters

DANVILLE — In the next three weeks, Danville aldermen must make an already-controversial decision to either accept, or reject, a $1.4 million federal grant to hire six new firefighters.

Some aldermen are not convinced that hiring additional firefighters with federal dollars is the most feasible move.

Area history, Sept. 17, 2018

Today is Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, the Illinois branch of the National League of Postmasters announced they would hold their convention at the Beardsley Hotel.

In 1968, a squirrel shorted out a substation north of Rankin, leaving many people without electricity.

This day in history, Sept. 17, 2018

Today is Monday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2018. There are 105 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

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N-G Exclusive | Amazon commits $1 million for academic 'redshirt' program

URBANA — Amazon is committing $1 million over five years to support an academic "redshirt" program for University of Illinois students in science and engineering.

Those Who Served | Desert Storm veteran's service was her 'sacred duty'

URBANA — Ronnie Turner-Winston considered her role as a chapel management specialist working with soldiers during Operation Desert Storm a "sacred duty."