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Business listings, Oct. 21, 2018

These applications for assumed business names were filed with the Champaign County clerk's office:

Ete.M.M., 1600 W. Bradley Ave., C, Monteiro Matondo, same address.

Gothic Nothic: Geek Boutique, 402 W. Dodson Drive, U, Elizabeth Andersen, same address.

Lacey's Drywall & Painting, 3309 Brentwood Drive, C, Lacey Daniels, same address.

Area history, Oct. 21, 2018

Today is Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, soldier J.J. Richardson of Sadorus died from influenza before his squadron could set sail for France to fight in The Great War.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 21, 2018

Considering he worked a stretch of 30 years by himself — without a day of vacation — Roger Birch is more than ready to retire.

"It's time to slow down," the soon-to-be 66-year-old barber said. "I'm due to do something different."

This day in history, Oct. 21, 2018

Today is Sunday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2018. There are 71 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On Oct. 21, 1971, President Richard Nixon nominated Lewis F. Powell and William H. Rehnquist to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Both nominees were confirmed.)

On this date

Illinois Marching Band Championships

High school marching bands from across the state perform during the 48th annual Illinois Marching Band Championships at Memorial Stadium Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign.

Farmers, firefighters tame massive field fire near Villa Grove

VILLA GROVE — Five farmers with chisel plows played a huge role in containing a massive field fire south of Villa Grove on Saturday afternoon.

Villa Grove Fire Chief Ross Elston said firefighters were called to Douglas County Road 1250 N and 1450 E about 2 miles southwest of Villa Grove at 2 p.m.

"As soon as we got outside of town we could see how big it was," he said.

Man arrested for 2007 shooting incident

URBANA — A Calumet City man wanted for an alleged shooting incident in east Urbana 11 years ago has been returned to Champaign County.

Wendell Ross, 46, was arraigned Friday on a single count of aggravated discharge of a firearm alleging that on May 24, 2007, he fired a gun in the direction of a truck driven by a man inside with whom he had a disagreement.

LIVE! Wisconsin

FINAL: Wisconsin 49, Illinois 20

Illinois won't visit Camp Randall Stadium again until the 2020 season.

Good thing.

The Illini suffered their seventh straight loss at Wisconsin's home venue on a day where Lovie Smith's program never led and the closet deficit Illinois had against the Badgers happened during a downpour of snow.

Watseka man dies from Wednesday accident injuries

URBANA — An elderly Watseka man has died from injuries he received in a head-on crash in Iroquois County Wednesday afternoon.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Howard Kissack, 82, died at 8:37 p.m. Friday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. No autopsy will be done.

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):