9/12/01: Residents turn to churches

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

When Danville resident Vera Schoolcraft learned of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., she found herself overcome with a feeling of utter helplessness.

On Tuesday evening, she found comfort the only way knew how - through prayer.

9/12/01: Today a day of 'engagement' at UI

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

CHAMPAIGN - Saying "we most need to come together rather than pull apart," University of Illinois Chancellor Nancy Cantor asked the campus to use today as a day of "conversation, reflection and engagement."

Collection of N-G stories about 9/11

This is a collection of stories that appeared in The News-Gazette on Sept. 11, 12 and 13, 2001.

9/12/01: Willard waits for instructions from FAA

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

SAVOY — It will take some time to get the nation's airline traffic back on schedule, even after the Federal Aviation Administration gives the OK to resume domestic flights.

9/11/01: Flight bound for Seattle told to land at Willard

This story appeared in the final afternoon edition of The News-Gazette on Sept.. 11, 2001. 

SAVOY — The Airbus jet was cruising at 31,000 feet, just outside Champaign-Urbana, when Capt. Bob Smith got the order: land the plane now.

9/13/01: Children tackle lessons of attacks

This story originally appeared on Sept. 13, 2001

URBANA — A lot of adults could've benefited from the lessons being taught at Leal School in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the United States.

Social worker Molly Jones asked the 8-, 9- and 10-year-olds what they might do to make the country a safer and better place.

9/11/01: Prayer services set for tonight

This story originally appeared on Sept. 11, 2001.

The following services have been scheduled in the wake of today's terrorist attacks:

Churches of the Downtown Church Alliance meeting at First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., C, 7 tonight.

Episcopalian Church of St. John the Divine, 1011 S. Wright St., C, 6:30 tonight.

9/13/01: Citizens proud to fly U.S. flag after attack

This story originally appeared on Sept. 13, 2001.

ST. JOSEPH - Deb Sensenbrenner is waging a one-woman campaign to make sure Americans fly their flags.

On Wednesday she talked to the Champaign Wal-Mart manager about restocking the store's supply of flags. She also sent out e-mails to friends urging them to display Old Glory.

9/12/01: An attack on Jews, too, prof says

This story appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

CHAMPAIGN — Local Jews felt the pain of an embattled America, but had special worries of their own.

Sinai Temple held a special service Tuesday evening, hours after a threatening phone call made the synagogue concerned about its own security.

9/13/01: Grounded flight leaving Willard today

This story originally appeared on Sept. 13, 2001.

SAVOY — US Airways passengers and crew members stranded in Champaign-Urbana were tentatively scheduled to be on the first plane flying out of Willard Airport since the nation's air traffic was grounded Tuesday morning.