This day in history, Aug. 18, 2018

Today is Saturday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2018. There are 135 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing all American women's right to vote, was ratified as Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it.

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Top of the Morning, Aug. 18, 2018

Unlike the towns' high school football teams, employees at sister banks in Arcola and Tuscola get along just fine.

Still, president and CEO DALE BOYER has to be careful when picking out his wardrobe.

Area history, Aug. 18, 2018

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

In 1918, the body of 55-year-old Patrick Brodigan was found in a bed at a rooming house at 115 S. Neil St. in Champaign.

Champaign man gets 8 years for having more than 2 ounces of cocaine

URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted having more than 2 ounces of cocaine in his home last year has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Judge Roger Webber allowed Gaylend Allen-Davis, 32, of the 1400 block of Dobbins Drive to remain free until Aug. 24, and agreed to recommend him for the Department of Corrections' boot-camp program.

Eastern Illinois Foodbank plans bread, produce distributions

URBANA — The Eastern Illinois Foodbank will be handing out bread and fresh produce on four days near the end of the month.

Food distributions are set for 4-6 p.m. Aug. 20, 22, 27 and 29 at the food bank at 2405 North Shore Drive, U.

The food will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to income-eligible people.

St. Joseph boy's welded mailbox earns top 4-H award at state fair

ST. JOSEPH — Bobby Rowland had one goal this year: earning the 4-H Superior Award — the highest rank available — at the state fair for his welded mailbox.

On Sunday, he brought the award home to St. Joseph.

Bobby and his dad, RJ, a welding instructor at Danville Area Community College, came up with the idea for the project together.

Urbana attorney on judge's emails: 'That's not something that would be done during the trial'

URBANA — An Urbana attorney who has practiced in both state and federal courts locally for 45 years said he's "shocked" by the temporary removal of U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce from hearing criminal cases.

But Steve Beckett, who appears regularly before Bruce, said he understands that judges are human beings.

Taste of C-U 2018

The opening night of Taste of Champaign-Urbana in West Side Park in Champaign on Friday, August 17, 2018.

Judge in accused kidnapper's trial removed from all criminal cases

URBANA — A federal judge involved in one of the area's highest-profile criminal cases has been removed from hearing it, as well as other criminal cases involving the U.S. Attorney's Office.

UPDATED: Danville district informed police of allegation against teacher

DANVILLE — A 28-year-old Danville special-education teacher has been arrested and charged with criminal sexual assault for an alleged relationship with a 17-year-old male student.