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Centennial grad will be flying high - over Memorial Stadium

CHAMPAIGN — Kids, if you want to pilot a Boeing T-45 Goshawk over Memorial Stadium someday, it's a good idea to pay attention in math class.

Take it from St. Matthew School and Centennial High School graduate Lt. William Mooney of the U.S. Navy, who will be piloting today's flight before the Illinois-Wisconsin football game.

Tour of new Carrie Busey School

Cannon Design architect Stuart Brodsky and Unit 4 officials led a media tour of the new school under construction in Savoy,

Woman charged with embezzling from employer's clients

URBANA — A Champaign woman has been criminally charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the accounts of two elderly clients of the firm for which she worked.

Champaign library to rescind fee, impose limits on non-resident users

CHAMPAIGN — Library officials plan to rescind their policy of charging $200 annually to members of the Tolono and Mahomet districts to use the Champaign library, the board chairman said on Friday.

Red flag warning issued for Ford and Iroquois counties

     The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Ford and Iroquois counties until 6 p.m. Friday.

     A red flag warning means a combination of high temperatures, low relative humidity, and strong gusty winds are causing or will cause an elevated risk for fires in the area.

Champaign's Prospect Avenue reopens at 3 p.m. Friday

CHAMPAIGN — A combination of good weather and quick work by the contractor means that Prospect Avenue in Champaign is reopening to traffic two weeks ahead of schedule Friday afternoon.

Vermilion County residents who died in World War II

Following is a list of servicemen from Vermilion County who died in World War II. (If you know of someone who should be on this list, please send us an email.)

Homer H. Abbott

David R. Allen

Donald H. Anderson

Robert W. Anderson

Samuel W. Anderson

Douglas County sheriff warns of daytime break-ins

TUSCOLA — The Douglas County sheriff's office is looking for information on who might have broken into two homes in a rural area of the county Thursday afternoon.

Sheriff Charlie McGrew said some time between 1:20 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., the houses, about 2 miles apart on county roads south of Camargo, were forcibly entered, and an undisclosed amount of jewelry and cash were taken.

Champaign County residents who died in World War II

Following is a list of servicemen from Champaign County who died in World War II. (If you know of someone who should be on this list, please send us an email.)

Pvt. John S. Anderson

Pvt. Orvel Anderson

2nd Lt. Nic O. Arie

Pvt. Ralph D. Atwood

Chevys Fresh Mex to close local restaurant Saturday

CHAMPAIGN — Chevys Fresh Mex will close its restaurant at 103 W. Marketview Drive, C, at the close of business Saturday.

"We want to thank all of our guests for their business over the last 12 years," franchise owners Mohammed and Cheryl Hussain said in a release.

The store will remain open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.