Using curfew to curb violence

DANVILLE — When Thomas Miller became a teenager, Danville's nighttime curfew for minors was about five years old.

Miller, now 60, recalled that police had no trouble enforcing it.

In the rough

On a steamy, sun-kissed Thursday afternoon at Willow Pond Golf Course in Rantoul, the parking lot is full and carts are backed up at the first tee.

Inside the clubhouse, owner Kevin Applebee kicks back with friends as regulars stroll in and out, enjoying a cold one after wrapping up their round.

IPA honors Foreman

John Foreman, president of The News-Gazette Inc., has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Illinois Press Association for his career-long efforts in strengthening press freedoms and supporting the newspaper industry.

Time is money

Farmers know how hectic harvest time can be.

One of the more stressful elements is delivering grain to the elevators. There can be long waits and uncertainty as to when your truck will be back to the field to collect the next batch.

Building permits, June 19-26, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $45,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


C-U Under Construction, second-story addition to single-family residence at 413 Avondale Ave., $97,950.

Business listings, June 19-26, 2016

These applications for assumed business names were filed recently with the Champaign County clerk's office:

Arrow Science & Technology, 615 W. Hill St., C, Grigori Sigalov, same address.

Gentle Giant Softwashing, 1102 Brighton Drive, Unit B, U, Hayden Simonis, same address.

LL Sushi, 806 E. Kerr Ave., Apt. 201, U, Lal Lian, same address.

It's Your Business: Touch of Korea at Re-Jeweled

A Champaign man and his girlfriend launched a new jewelry store in Champaign last week.

Re-Jeweled Inc. is open for business at 221 S. Locust St.

John Chisung Yi decided to start his own company after working for Browne's Fine Jewelry from 2006 through 2008 and again from 2012 until Browne's closure in 2015.

Area history, June 19, 2016

Today is Sunday, June 19, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1916: All staff officers of the Illinois National Guard have been ordered to report to the camp at the state fairgrounds at once. The order was issued this morning by Gov. Edward Dunne. He acted on direct instructions from Secretary of War Newton Baker, received from Washington at 10 a.m.

Wired In: Lucas Frye

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week: Lucas Frye, CEO of Amber Agriculture. The former University of Illinois student trustee, 23, is part of a interdisciplinary effort to create several farm products.

This day in history, June 19, 2016

Today is Sunday, June 19, the 171st day of 2016. There are 195 days left in the year. This is Father's Day.

Today's Highlight in History:

On June 19, 1910, the first-ever Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington. (The idea for the observance is credited to Sonora Louise Smart Dodd.)