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This day in history, May 29, 2015

Today is Friday, May 29, the 149th day of 2015. There are 216 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On May 29, 1765, Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses.

On this date:

In 1790, Rhode Island became the 13th original colony to ratify the United States Constitution.

'I am so proud of you'

URBANA — When Floretha Pierce first enrolled at Urbana High as a freshman in 1994, she looked forward to four years of learning, joining the Tiger track team and singing in the school choir.

Then life happened. Twice.

"I had two kids by the time I was 15 years old," she said.

Area history, May 29, 2015

Today is Friday, May 29, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top of the morning, May 29, 2015

Brian Moline's departure after a long stay at WDWS has triggered changes for the station's popular sports programming.

Steve Kelly is moving back into a full-time role as host of "SportsTalk" on Tuesday to Friday at 5 p.m.

This day in history, May 28, 2015

Today is Thursday, May 28, the 148th day of 2015. There are 217 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On May 28, 1945, the novel "Brideshead Revisited" by Evelyn Waugh was published in London by Chapman & Hall.

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Notes-Worthy: Craig Rosson

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with Craig Rosson:

You play several instruments but I have mostly heard you playing the harmonica; why did you choose this to play and how did you learn to play?

Area history, May 28, 2015

Today is Thursday, May 28, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

He hasn't lost a single step

RANTOUL — The first presidential election he voted in was in 1932.

Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan are his two favorite presidents — a New Deal Democrat and a staunchly conservative Republican.

Top of the Morning, May 28, 2015

The Illini aren't the only local baseball types in the spotlight this weekend.

Two C-U youngsters are headed to Wrigley Field to perform Sunday morning with a trip to this summer's All-Star Game on the line.

My Amish Home: Waiting on weather to make up its mind

"As for man, his days are as grass: As the flower of the field, so he flourisheth, for the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children." Psalm 103:15-17