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9/12/01: Drivers fill up after rumors of soaring prices

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2001.

Nationwide rumors of skyrocketing gas prices some of more than $4 a gallon hit the Champaign-Urbana area Tuesday in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Washington and New York.

9/13/01: Those with area ties relate tales

This story originally appeared on Sept. 13, 2001.

A bowl of cereal may have saved Maggie Cascone's life.

Cascone, the 25-year-old daughter of Edward and Mary Cascone of Champaign, worked on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center's Tower 2 as an assistant manager for Aramark Corp.

Gearhead: Greg Stallmeyer

Greg Stallmeyer builds custom hot rods, including these recent examples of his work.

Indiana man arrested for kidnapping teen, infant

CHAMPAIGN - An Indiana man has been arrested for kidnapping and intimidation for allegedly taking a Champaign teen and her infant daughter from a north Champaign home Friday night.

Champaign police seek suspect in campus-area mugging

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police are looking for a man who mugged and robbed a woman in the campus area early Saturday.

Truck runs off I-74 near Danville

DANVILLE — A semitrailer truck driver from Utah was taken to the hospital early Saturday after his rig ran off the highway in Vermilion County.

Former UI football player faces trial on sex assaults

URBANA — A Florida man charged with three rapes that happened in Champaign County in the 1990s is in the Champaign County Jail now awaiting trial after having spent the last three years in a Florida jail.

Life Remembered: Project Gutenberg founder Michael Hart 'did it his way'

URBANA — Friends and family of Michael Hart remember him not only as an early producer and proponent of e-books, but also as an inveterate garage-saler who embraced many interests and often proved good at them.

UI trustees formally hire chancellor, vice presidents, athletic director

URBANA — In a series of unanimous votes, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees hired a chancellor, an athletic director and two vice presidents, as well as approving a budget that tops $5 billion by another $11 million.

Garden of the Week: Krannert Art Museum

Volunteers from the Krannert Art Museum have taken over the maintenance of the gardens.