A (drum) major award

NEW YORK — Not only does Rose Craig get to spend her Thanksgiving break touring New York City and marching in the Macy's Parade with her favorite band — and Santa.

She's also coming home with a $5,000 prize, courtesy of the late Bob Hope.

'Part of that parade now'

NEW YORK — Every year, the Hanson family turns the television to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. But not today.

This day in history, Nov. 26, 2015

Today is Thursday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2015. There are 35 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day.

Today's Highlight in History:

Nov. 26, 1789 was a day of thanksgiving set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.

On this date:

Area history, Nov. 26, 2015

Today is Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top of the morning, Nov. 26, 2015

The fourth-graders at Robeson Elementary in Champaign are pleased as punch that classmate Savindi Devmal is so good at art.

The 10-year-old won Illinois American Water's "Imagine a Day Without Water" contest — open to kids in grades 3-5 in IAW's service area — with the clever painting here. Savindi's reward: her name in the newspaper and, even better, $100 for her class.

Updated: Danville teen killed, 3 hurt, in Indiana crash

DANVILLE — Drugs or alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal accident on Interstate 74 in Indiana Tuesday night that claimed the life of a Danville teenager and injured three others from the city, according to Indiana state police.

Jesse Lee Saltzgiver, 18, of Danville was a back-seat passenger in the two-vehicle accident that injured four others.

The Health Reporter Is In: Nov. 25, 2015

Have a health-related question? Submit it here and veteran reporter Deb Pressey will chase down an answer.

Man pulled from parked car, robbed in Urbana

URBANA — A man was pulled from his car, hit and robbed Tuesday night while sitting in his parked car on the University of Illinois campus.

Police said the man was parked in the 1000 block of West Stoughton Street at 9 p.m. Tuesday when two people approached and asked to use his cellphone.

Mississippi River bridge at St. Louis to reopen next month

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A key St. Louis bridge across the Mississippi River is scheduled to reopen next month after being closed for upgrades since the summer.

Deere's profit tops forecasts even as its sales fall sharply

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Even though sales of its green tractors, bulldozers and other equipment fell sharply, Deere & Co. reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings as it cut costs.