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Area history, April 17, 2018

Today is Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top of the Morning, April 17, 2018

On Tuesdays, we'll introduce the kids behind "High School Confidential." Today: Judah Christian's KIM DILLMAN, a talented senior who is headed to Ball State in the fall.

The salutatorian of a 17-member class is finishing off a long run at Judah, where she enrolled in preschool and stayed put.

Police: Gunmen left without taking anything

DANVILLE — Danville police are investigating an attempted armed robbery at a business on Sunday.

Around 4 p.m., Danville police officers responded to the Tee Nails business in the 2700 block of Vermilion Street.

Rantoul man faces charges after police find suspected crack cocaine

URBANA — Bond has been set at $25,000 for a Rantoul man arrested after police found suspected crack cocaine in his pocket.

UPDATE: 19-year-old Mahomet woman dies in single-vehicle crash

UPDATE, 2:44 p.m. Monday:

HENSLEY TOWNSHIP — The Champaign County Sheriff's Office said a slick road caused by Monday morning's snowy weather is to blame for a fatal crash in Hensley Township east of Mahomet.

Illinois honors its 1st bicentennial farm family

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A family that has farmed in southern Illinois for five generations has received the state's first bicentennial farm designation.

Gerald and Betty Brown of Jonesboro were presented with the honor last week at the Illinois Capitol.

Howard Buffett gives funds to buy land for recycling center

DECATUR (AP) — Macon County Sheriff Howard Buffett's private foundation is donating $1.2 million to purchase land for a new recycling center and compost facility.

Cubbie Conversation, April 16, 2018

The weather is cold and so are the Cubs. But our J.J. Lockwood says Saturday's big come-from-behind win — and this week's big series against the rival Cardinals, starting today — should help heat up the North Siders.

Crime Stoppers: Walmart robbery

Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance finding a man who threatened a Walmart security guard after he was stopped for concealing merchandise under his clothing. The alleged crime took place at the Walmart at at 2610 N. Prospect Ave. in Champaign April 6, 2018 at approximately 4:28 p.m.

UPDATED: McFadden wins 2018 Boston Marathon

BOSTON — A year after her string of Boston Marathon victories came to an end, Tatyana McFadden is back on top.

The University of Illinois graduate on Monday morning won the women’s push rim wheelchair race, coming in first with a time of 2 hours, 4 minutes, 39 seconds.

Among those McFadden outlasted was fellow U of I grad Susannah Scaroni, who placed runner-up.