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Trump seeks national security adviser, health care strategy

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's holiday weekend featured a raucous campaign rally, a health care strategy session, interviews for a new national security adviser — and even a few holes of golf.

Youngsters prep for 'Lion King Jr.' performance

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Park District Youth Theatre Director Patty Zosky Dudley could have gone with makeup for the 60 cast members in the coming-of-age musical “Disney’s Lion King Jr.”

Instead, she went through the time-consuming process of having more than 100 masks made for the popular musical, which opens Thursday evening at the Virginia Theatre.

This day in history, Feb. 20, 2017

Today is Monday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2017. There are 314 days left in the year. This is Presidents Day.

Today's highlight in history:

Top of the Morning: Feb. 20, 2017

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

Photojournalists cover a wide range of assignments, some requiring extra care and attention. Funerals are the perfect example.

Those Who Served: Navy vet Bailey had adventures underwater, in air

URBANA — Floyd Bailey wondered for a couple days if he was crazy — or it was his doctor — before the Navy decided he was stable enough to join the submarine service.

Everybody on the boat volunteers; of the 25 men who volunteered to be in Bailey’s sub class, only two made it.

He had to make it through a week of tests in a psychiatric ward.

Tough crowd.

10 questions with Deputy of the Year Bryan Malloch

Among the perks of Deputy Bryan Malloch’s job: Getting to see every nook and cranny of the county he calls home.

“When you go to work each day, you have no idea what you are going to do,” says the 35-year-old Champaign Central High School grad, who puts 100 to 200 miles a day on his sheriff’s vehicle patrolling rural Champaign County.

Area history, Feb. 20, 2017

Today is Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Dense fog advisory issued til Monday morning

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for all of East Central Illinois except Ford and Iroquois counties until 10 a.m. Monday.

The weather service said visibility will be one-quarter mile in spots. So you should take precautions while driving: drive slowly, turn your headlights on, and leave extra space between you and the vehicle ahead of you.

Urbana man ticketed for leaving accident

URBANA — An Urbana man who allegedly crashed his vehicle into a building has been cited with leaving the scene of an accident.

According to an Urbana police report, Joshua Ray Olivero, 34, who listed an address in the 800 block of Kerr Avenue, drove a vehicle into the side of a building in the 600 block of Oakland Avenue, Urbana, at 2:05 a.m. Saturday.