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This day in history, Nov. 20, 2018

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2018. There are 41 days left in the year.

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Area history, Nov. 20, 2018

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, the White Line Laundry re-opened following a fire.

In 1968, an impending telephone strike was averted following a settlement between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 20, 2018

Monticello High needed only a few hours on Monday morning to sell out its allotment of 1,000 tickets for the football team's first appearance in a state title game.

LIVE! Gonzaga

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Trent Frazier put Illinois on his back in the second half of Monday's first-round Maui Invitational game against No. 3 Gonzaga. The Illini sophomore guard scored 27 of his game-high 29 points after halftime to threaten the upset. 

Danville council set to vote on naming building after Eisenhauer

DANVILLE — The city council is set to vote this week on naming the public works facility after Scott Eisenhauer, who stepped down last month after almost 16 years as mayor to become Rantoul village administrator.

Champaign council set to vote on extending yard-waste collection

CHAMPAIGN — With a lot of leaves still on trees and snow already having come and gone, the city's public works department is seeking council approval to extend the fall yard-waste-collection season.

Incumbents all file for another term in Champaign municipal election

CHAMPAIGN — No surprises where the 2019 Champaign municipal election is concerned: Mayor Deb Feinen and at-large city council members Tom Bruno, Matt Gladney and Will Kyles all turned in their petitions to run for re-election on Monday, the first day of the filing period.

First day of Danville municipal election filings shakes out as expected

DANVILLE — There were no surprises among the filings Monday for those seeking to run for Danville mayor and city council next year.

As expected, acting Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. filed his petitions for mayor Monday morning at the Danville Election Commission's office. He will be joined in the mayoral race by Donald Crews Jr., a city code-enforcement inspector.

Gunman dead, 4 'critical' after Chicago hospital shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on a shooting at a Chicago hospital (all times local):

5 p.m.

Police say the suspected gunman is dead and four people are in critical condition following a shooting at a Chicago hospital.

That's the ticket: Sages sell out

Monticello athletic director Dan Sheehan enlisted the help of 11 students on Monday morning to help sell the 1,000 tickets the Sages were allotted for Friday's 4 p.m. Class 3A state championship against Byron.

He's thankful he did.

The tickets sold out within three hours, and the students sold over 400 articles of "state bound" apparel.

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