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