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Area history, July 21, 2018

Today is Saturday, July 21, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, Republican George W. Davis announced he was running for county sheriff in the Sept. 11 primary.

Two Danville men facing charges in holdups at two businesses

DANVILLE — Two Danville men are in custody in connection with armed robberies at two local businesses last week.

On Thursday, police arrested Quintan J. Morton, 26, and Deontre B. Davis, 18, on charges of armed robbery in holdups that took place July 9 at the Circle K gas station on North Vermilion Street and July 12 at Family Video on North Gilbert Street.

Two in Champaign accused of aiding alleged sex-trafficking ring

URBANA — Two more people believed to be helpers in an alleged sex-trafficking ring that operated in Champaign County for the last two years have been criminally charged.

Katelyn Curtis and Kamaal Dudley, both 27 and living in Champaign hotels, were arrested in Champaign and appeared Friday in U.S. District Court in Urbana.

Financing snag puts deal to move Burnham Mansion on ropes

CHAMPAIGN — The on-again, off-again effort to save the Burnham Mansion appears to be off again.

In an email Friday, preservationist Chris Enck said he hit a “snag a couple of days ago with the financing” of the project.

Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center to close Saturday for annual cleaning

URBANA — The Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center is set to close this weekend for three weeks for its annual cleaning.

The work starts Saturday and lasts until Aug. 11. This year, crews will also replace a roof unit that controls air quality at the facility.

C-U Public Health District launching Saturday hours

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is launching Saturday hours this summer.

The health district said it is adding the hours at its location at 201 W. Kenyon Road, C, for the benefit of people who can't get there during the work week. It will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month.

UI student shot by police released from jail

URBANA — A University of Illinois student accused of making a false report to police in an apparent attempt to have them shoot him has been released from the Champaign County Jail.

Police investigating robbery at Walgreens in southwest Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Police are looking for at least two people who broke into a drugstore Friday morning on the southwest side of town.

Additional weapons charges lodged against Champaign parolee

URBANA — A Champaign man on parole for a weapons offense has been charged with another weapons offense.