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This day in history, July 22, 2017

Today is Saturday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2017. There are 162 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On July 22, 1942, the Nazis began transporting Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka concentration camp. Gasoline rationing involving the use of coupons began along the Atlantic seaboard.

Top of the Morning, July 22, 2017

The state's most famous hog-caller is practicing hard for his 26th consecutive appearance at the Illinois State Fair.

Go ahead and wish CHRIS KARR good luck at this week's Champaign County Fair, where he'll be working the swine barn.

Area history, July 22, 2017

Today is Saturday, July 22, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

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.)

Gibson City mourns death of police chief

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City is mourning the loss of its police chief.

Eric Hyatt, who was named the chief in October, passed away Friday after a long battle with cancer.

Hammond man dies after train hits farm implement in Moultrie County

DALTON CITY — A Hammond man driving a farm implement lost his life in a fiery collision with a train Thursday night in northwestern Moultrie County.

The Sangamon County Coroner's Office said Robert D. Day, 41, was pronounced dead at the emergency room of Memorial Medical Center in Springfield at 8:28 p.m.

Motorcycle/pickup thief eludes police in 2 counties

TUSCOLA — Police in two counties pursued a man Friday afternoon who stole a motorcycle and later a truck before eluding them.

Villa Grove Police Chief Dennis Gire said he had the day off and was at a store on Illinois 130 just after 1 p.m. when he saw one of his officers headed south out of town going fast.

Tom's #Mailbag, July 21, 2017

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It's almost easier to list what isn't in this week's mailbag (Trump, Rauner, Cubs, Golden Corral) than to list what is in it.

OK, that's kinda fake news.

Police investigating shooting of 2 at Champaign party

CHAMPAIGN — Police are looking for the person or people responsible for shooting two men at a party in north Champaign late Thursday.

Champaign detective Lt. Dave Shaffer said officers have made no arrests and that one of the victims has declined to talk to police. The second was still being treated at midday Friday and was unable to be interviewed.

07-21-17 Jim Turpin with Gene Cossey, Executive Director of Willard Airport @IFlyCU

07-21-17 Jim Turpin with Gene Cossey, Executive Director of Willard Airport @IFlyCU: Play now!

07-21-17 Jim Turpin with Gene Cossey, Executive Director of Willard Airport at the University of Illinois.

 

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