#TheMJs, Nov. 18, 2016

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.



Clergy corner, Nov. 18, 2016

When he first broached the idea of a "reverse collection" with a few members of his church's leadership team, the Rev. MARC BROWN got a few funny looks.

These, after all, aren't the best of financial times at Savoy United Methodist, which has already had to dip into its modest reserves to stay in the black.

Area history, Nov. 18, 2016

Today is Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1916, 20,000 people attended the Illinois-Chicago football game at Illinois Field, and the Maroons were the victors, 20-7. The gridiron and the weather were ideal, and the Homecoming crowd was the feature of the day, which made the event one of record-breaking caliber.

'A kind heart, and a tormented soul'

CHAMPAIGN — Relatives and friends of a local man who died Wednesday morning after an encounter with police described him as a "free spirit" who was generous to a fault.

Area history, Nov. 17, 2016

Today is Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1916, Champaign Police Chief Keller and Officer Cochrane paid a visit yesterday to James Taylor's place at Fifth and Washington streets and arrested Taylor and Ralph Sanders on bootlegging charges.

Just 1 Question: Bottenfield fifth-graders cast their ballots

While their parents were voting for the next president of the United States, Bottenfield Elementary School students were casting ballots on Election Day, too.

Just not for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

St. Joseph man the area authority on military artifacts

URBANA — Ahead of the recent annual Navy ball at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center on the University of Illinois campus, Bill McLane spent a few hours setting up a display of various military artifacts from his collection.

Area history, Nov. 16, 2016

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

My Amish Home: Nice fall days mean it's laundry time

"Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Boolean searches can be more productive

Have you ever wondered why a specific search on the Internet did not provide the information you had hoped for? Perhaps using Boolean procedures can help you.