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Economic adviser Kudlow suffers heart attack

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Kudlow, the prominent economic commentator who joined the Trump administration this year as the president's top economic adviser, has suffered a "very mild" heart attack, the White House said Monday night.

‘Remember the Ladies’

Laura Keller started teaching at Westview Elementary School in 1972, the same year the ERA was approved in Congress — almost 50 years after it was introduced.

Keller retired in 2003, and the ERA has yet to be ratified by the necessary 38 states required by law.

Family Life | Approaching difficult family topics and decisions

By CHELSEY BYERS GERSTENECKER

As a family-life educator, I teach people all the time on best practices and communication techniques to help with family dynamics.

Moreover, as a human, I know that some things are easier said than done.

Area history, June 12, 2018

Today is Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, a fire destroyed a large tenant house on a farm occupied by Charles Kellogg 2 miles south of Savoy after a coal oil stove exploded.

This day in history, June 12, 2018

Today is Tuesday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2018. There are 202 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight

On June 12, 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers, 37, was shot and killed outside his home in Jackson, Miss. (In 1994, Byron De La Beckwith was convicted of murdering Evers and sentenced to life in prison; he died in 2001.)

Geneticist, mathematician conducting summer camps for Danville students

DANVILLE — Some Danville schools students will get hands-on science lessons from a leading geneticist whose company has helped more than 500,000 African-Americans trace their roots to their country of origin.

Superintendent Alicia Geddis said Rick Kittles, co-founder and scientific director of African Ancestry Inc., will put on a weeklong summer camp for boys the week of July 23.

Poll: Americans want more of what journalists want to report

NEW YORK (AP) — There's substantial agreement on what Americans want from the news media and what journalists want to report, according to a pair of studies that also reveal a troubling caveat: a nagging feeling among both the ideal isn't being met.

Area history, June 11, 2018

Today is Monday, June 11, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, following a settlement between employers and members of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, work resumed on the Illinois Central Freight House on North Walnut Street in Champaign.

Those Who Served | 'It was a thrill'

CHAMPAIGN — The night Jay Jackson landed at Danang, North Vietnam forces lobbed mortar shells at them and hit a fuel depot that burned for three days.

His Air Force comrades were told to don protective gear, but they hadn't yet been issued it, so they were told to hunker down under their beds.

Champaign native on Miss Illinois crown: 'There were big hugs and happy tears'

MARION — Her senior year at the University of Illinois can wait.

For 21-year-old Grace Khachaturian, the next 12 months will be devoted to her role as Miss Illinois.