Today is Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
Forget all your stereotypes about computer engineers.
First, Parisa Tabriz is a woman. Not that she makes a big deal about it, but that's still a rarity in the upper echelons of the computer hacking world (the legal kind).
CHAMPAIGN — Ameren Illinois customers can expect to pay about the same rates for natural gas as they did last winter, the company said Thursday.
Average prices during the 2014-15 heating season prices will be 53 to 55 cents per therm, compared with last season's average of 54 cents per therm, according to company projections.
DANVILLE — When Mark Denman took over as Danville High School's principal in 2001, he wanted to create a warmer, more welcoming atmosphere, so he framed and hung a few pictures on the stark, white walls of the main hallway.
In the old days, Scott Hamilton might have thought twice about accepting the special assignment. Not now.
URBANA — After a lengthy debate, Champaign County Board members voted Thursday night to end further consideration of using the 35-year-old downtown Urbana jail as a correctional facility.
But the building still could be considered for use as a possible sheriff's office.
PAXTON — The Asta Care Center nursing homes in Paxton and Pontiac are under new ownership.
CHAMPAIGN — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said Thursday he would "make sure" that the Mahomet Aquifer was protected from hazardous substances if he wins the Nov. 4 election.
On Thursday, clouds messed with those of us hoping for a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse.