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Mahomet man injured in crash

MAHOMET — A Mahomet man is being treated for injuries he received in a single vehicle crash Sunday afternoon north of Mahomet.

According to a state police report, Ronald K. Phelps, 75, was driving a 2009 light green Hyundai Sonata eastbound on County Road 2650 E approaching Illinois 47 at 12:39 p.m. when his vehicle left the road and into a ditch on the right side of the road.

Boil order for part of Tolono

TOLONO - A boil order has been issued for a portion of Tolono.

Village authorities said the order was issued following a water main break on the southeast side of town.

The area affected includes homes south of the Norfolk and Western Railroad and east of the Canadian National Railroad.

Five years later | Tornado recovery helped Gifford grow closer

GIFFORD — Before the tornado, Carolyn Ross spent much of her time working as a caregiver in Paxton.

"I went to work, came home, walked my dogs, then got up and did the same thing the next day," said the longtime Gifford resident.

Since the tornado, Ross has grown closer to her neighbors and other residents.

Area history, Nov. 18, 2018

Today is Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, even though the United States changed the boundaries for time zones, Champaign-Urbana residents learned they would remain in the Central Time Zone.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Nov. 18, 2018

Before putting Nov. 6 in the rear-view, we caught up with another cast of local candidates — winners and runners-up, Rs, Ds and one I) — and asked: What was the most emotional moment of election week for you?

This day in history, Nov. 18, 2018

Today is Sunday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2018. There are 43 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On Nov. 18, 1978, U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan, D-Calif., and four others were killed in Jonestown, Guyana, by members of the Peoples Temple; the killings were followed by a night of mass murder and suicide by more than 900 cult members.

On the streets since '09, Tim Stenger simply tries to stay fed — and busy

It's 1 p.m. on a weekday and Tim Stenger is fixing a broken cabinet in the back room of C-U at Home's Phoenix Drop-in Center, an afternoon shelter where homeless people like Stenger gather daily.

"They said, 'Tim, do you want a chore to do?'" Stenger said. "I said, 'Thank you.' I don't like wasting time."

Getting Personal: Ashley Pinnell

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 33-year-old ASHLEY PINNELL of rural Dewey, the owner of Ron's Truck and Auto Repair, chats with staff writer Paul Wood. She's quite a volunteer and a horse lover.

Tom Kacich | A closer look at the 2018 midterm election

One more look back at the 2018 midterm election in Champaign County, plus some items of history and Thanksgiving:

Top of the Morning, Nov. 18, 2018

If you attended the first Illinois men's basketball game this season — a home exhibition against Illinois Wesleyan — chances are you bumped into an usher named Blobaum.

Emil (81) and Carolyn Blobaum (78) have been fixtures at State Farm Center for years. On Nov. 2, the couple from Royal was joined by their son, Devin (52), and grandson, Connor (18), who are rookie ushers.