More than 170 flee due to flooding in northern Illinois

ROSCOE (AP) — Authorities say Rock River flooding has surrounded one neighborhood in the northern Illinois village of Roscoe, leaving residents to escape in boats.

Neighbors say children have had to walk through high floodwaters or kayak to catch school buses. They say many people are staying at hotels or with family. Residents say the water is waist-deep on an average-sized adult.

Family Life | The importance of stress relief

Today's article comes from UI Extension intern Kyle Dickey:

Stress is an unavoidable part of life, but it doesn't have to overwhelm you. While you are sure to encounter your fair share of stress from various aspects of your life, it is manageable with the right approach.

This day in history, March 19, 2019

Today is Tuesday, March 19, the 78th day of 2019. There are 287 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

Area history, March 19, 2019

Today is Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1919, the first state high school boys' basketball tournament at the University of Illinois showed a profit of more than $2,500. Officials at the University of Illinois Athletic Association said they wanted to make the tournament a permanent fixture on campus.

Top of the Morning, March 19, 2019

Last March, the men's basketball players from Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz., promised the feisty residents of Liberty Village that they'd visit again should they qualify for the 2019 NJCAA National Tournament in Danville.

Guess who'll be stopping by this afternoon?

Applications being accepted for National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year

BOSTON — The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare is accepting nominations for its National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award.

The award, established in 1999, "recognizes that compassionate care is central to making a difference in the experience of health care."

Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County names new executive director

CHAMPAIGN — Habitat of Humanity of Champaign County has chosen Chad Hoffman to be its new executive director.

The former director of the Mahomet Area Youth Club replaces Sheila Dodd, who resigned in November to work for the city of Urbana.

Oregon Blockbuster to be last on Earth

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet.

AP Fact Check: Trump plays down white nationalist threat

EDITOR'S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to be oblivious to the threat of white nationalism. Following a deadly mosque shooting in New Zealand, he said white supremacy isn't a rising danger.

Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company's technicians can find original reporting.