Area history, May 22, 2017

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

Top of the Morning: May 22, 2017

On Mondays, our award-winning photographers tell their stories. Today: Heather Coit

Portion of Urbana's Airport Road closing

URBANA — A portion of Airport Road in Urbana is being closed until further notice beginning Monday due to a $2.2 million project.

Urbana Assistant City Engineer Craig E. Shonkwiler announced that Airport Road will be closed to through traffic from Willow Road to Cunningham Avenue at 7 a.m. today until further notice.

Trucker cited after accident involving livestock

DANVILLE — A Kentucky man has been ticketed in connection with a crash that left livestock wandering around Interstate 74 on Saturday afternoon.

High School of St. Thomas More Graduation

The High School of Saint Thomas More Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony, Sunday, May 21, 2017 at The High School of Saint Thomas More. Follow us on Instagram here

Fisher High School Graduation 2017

Fisher High School Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony, Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Fisher High School. 

Troubled waters in northwest Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Since they bought their home in northwest Champaign's Timberline Valley South, Oscar Gamble and his family have enjoyed lakefront living, with access to fishing and kayaking on one of the subdivision's two lakes from their own backyard.

Tom Kacich: County 'poor farm' preceded nursing home

The possible sale, transfer or even closure of the financially struggling Champaign County Nursing Home is another step in the evolution of a property that began with a "poor farm" more than 150 years ago.

And no, this isn't the first time a social service on the county property in east Urbana has run into money problems.

Some high school grads going out with a bang

On the last day of last school year, Sam Lessaris and his fellow Champaign Central seniors piled into cars and drove laps around the University Avenue campus, laying on the horns in celebration of graduation.

Today's Special: Salad Meister ready to mix it up on Monday

CHAMPAIGN — A Campustown salad restaurant will open its doors this week.

The debut of restaurateur Rob Meister's latest concept, Salad Meister, is Monday at 601 S. Sixth St., C.

"We're the masters of salad creation," said Meister, who also owns Minneci's at the Crossing. "It is a healthy fast food alternative. In under three minutes you can get a fresh, healthy salad."