UI study: Your kids are listening

Health-related questions? Ask 'em here and Deb Pressey will chase down an answer at 2 p.m. Wednesdays

CHAMPAIGN — Hey Mom, think twice before you call yourself fat.

Area history, Oct. 18, 2016

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

This day in history, Oct. 18, 2016

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 18, the 292nd day of 2016. There are 74 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On Oct. 18, 1962, James D. Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were honored with the Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology for determining the double-helix molecular structure of DNA.

On this date:

Polling place: Hillary in control

Every Tuesday between now and Nov. 8, we'll provide an updated snapshot of the race for president, as broken down by the number-crunchers at ELECTION ANALYTICS, a nonpartisan website developed by UI Professor Sheldon Jacobson and his students that analyzes state polling data.

Who's next at SFC?

What would you like to see? Tell Tom here

CHAMPAIGN — Alternative rock? Check.

Country music? Check.

A cappella? Yes, State Farm Center even has that covered for its grand reopening later this month.

Urbana City Council unanimously approves TIF district

URBANA — A tax-increment-financing district for redevelopment projects in central Urbana was formally and unanimously approved by the city council Monday after it was given the go-ahead by council members last month.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 18, 2016

Our most-viewed photo gallery of the week (below) was Heather Coit’s collection from Saturday’s 46th Illinois Marching Band Championships at Memorial Stadium. Among the six class champions in the 42-band field: Monticello.

Illinois specialty crop programs receive $520,000 in grants

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Department of Agriculture is awarding more than $520,000 to projects aimed at strengthening the state's specialty crop industry, from horseradish to pumpkins and gourds.

Agriculture Director Raymond Poe says in a news release that the money comes from the federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

17 years for Colorado man over role in child porn ring

A Colorado man who was sexually abused by his own father for more than 20 years was sentenced Monday to 17 1/2 years in federal prison for his role in an international child pornography ring.

David Delalio, 37, of Longmont, Colo., sobbed quietly as U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce described the two different people in one person he had to sentence.

Farmer City man gets 30 years for molestation, child porn

URBANA — A federal court judge on Monday sentenced a Farmer City man to 30 years in prison for sexually molesting children at the Crisis Nursery in Urbana about 18 years ago and for later participating in an internet child pornography ring, using pictures he took of children at the nursery.