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Rose honors two area WWII veterans on Senate floor

SPRINGFIELD — Two Champaign World War II veterans won acclaim Tuesday in the Illinois Legislature, where state Sen. Chapin Rose introduced a measure to honor them on the Senate floor.

Rose's resolution honored Jill Knappenberger and Charles "Chick" Bruns, a salute inspired after he met them at a Rotary Club meeting on Veterans Day.

This day in history, Nov. 30, 2016

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 30, the 335th day of 2016. There are 31 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On Nov. 30, 1782, the United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris for ending the Revolutionary War; the Treaty of Paris was signed in Sept. 1783.

On this date:

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: National digital newspaper program expanding

The National Digital Newspaper Program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress to "create a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1690 and 1963, from all the states and U.S.

My Amish Home: Air finally showing the bite of winter

"And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so. God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day." Genesis 1:6-8

Wrestling with his loss

CHAMPAIGN — A former St. Thomas More wrestling standout whose life was tragically cut short by a traffic accident last year will be honored in a special way at his alma mater.

Area history, Nov. 30, 2016

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Here are news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top of the morning, Nov. 30, 2016

Introducing Steve Bourbon, a 2015 University of Illinois graduate who has joined The News-Gazette as a jack-of-all-trades with a focus on print and online production. He's a fan of Netflix, owns a cat named Alley and is into video games. Here's more:

This day in history, Nov. 29, 2016

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 29, the 334th day of 2016. There are 32 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On Nov. 29, 2001, George Harrison, the "quiet Beatle," died in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer; he was 58.

On this date:

In 1530, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, onetime adviser to England's King Henry VIII, died.

Area history, Nov. 29, 2016

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Here are news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Service Club of the Week: Ogden American Legion Post 998

About the club

Commander: Carl E. Lewis.

Origin: The post was formed in 1946.

Meets: 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Ogden Rose Public Library, 103 W. Main St.