Today is Thursday, October 8, the 281st day of 2015. There are 84 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 8, 2005, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake flattened villages on the Pakistan-India border, killing an estimated 86,000 people.
On this date:
URBANA — Stroll through almost any Urbana park and you'll see a piece of Bruce Larson's legacy.
The lakehouse at Crystal Lake. Busey Woods. The prairies in Meadowbrook Park. The former Wheatfield Park, now named in his honor.
Today is Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
Adult coloring, I'm told, is all the rage. So I tracked down Carol Inskeep of the Urbana Free Library for verification. She's running "50 Shades of Creativity: Coloring for Adults" at 3 p.m. Sunday, the library's first attempt at catering to crayon-carrying codgers. Everyone's invited — even aging editors who last saw a Crayola in elementary school. "I'm looking at you, Jim," Carol said.
URBANA — A former University of Illinois student was acquitted Wednesday by a Champaign County jury of the sexual assault of a woman who had passed out in a friend’s Campustown apartment.
URBANA — Just as family and friends of Triston Smith feared, the man accused of hitting the Rantoul boy while driving drunk failed to show up for his pre-trial hearing Wednesday morning.
URBANA — A Champaign County jury Wednesday convicted an Urbana man of being out in his neighborhood with a gun.
Seven men and five women hearing the case of Justin Cavette, 27, of the 1500 block of Hunter Street, concluded he was guilty of being an armed habitual criminal and possession of cannabis for having the gun and drugs in an apartment on Hunter Street on May 14.
DANVILLE — Danville police are investigating a third shooting in less than two weeks.
An 18-year-old Danville man was shot near the intersection of Robinson Street and Townsend Street around 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to Criminal Investigation Commander Jane McFadden.
URBANA — Three roommates who were caught allegedly vandalizing the Natural History Building on the University of Illinois Quadrangle over the weekend appeared in court Wednesday.