Rantoul eighth-graders learning to spot bad behavior in 'Dating 101'

RANTOUL — Dating is not like reading Consumer Reports, where you can sniff out a lemon ahead of time.

It's not like buying a car or a television. There are no guarantees or warnings.

This day in history, May 12, 2018

Today is Saturday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2018. There are 233 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On May 12, 1943, during World War II, Axis forces in North Africa surrendered. The two-week Trident Conference, headed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, opened in Washington.

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Area history, May 12, 2018

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

In 1918, Dennis Oakley was sentenced to the penitentary for horse stealing.

In 1968, plans were announced for a Big IGA and Walgreens at the new Sunnycrest Center at Philo Road and Colorado Avenue in Urbana.

Champaign man on the mend after being pulled from burning car on I-57

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign man pulled out of a burning car Tuesday on Interstate 57 is slowly recovering at a Springfield hospital.

State police said Andrew Bergan, 31, was rear-ended Tuesday afternoon by a Tennessee man while stopped in traffic caused by another crash on the highway.

His car caught fire, and three motorists and a state trooper helped pull him out.

Hawaii volcano could blow its top soon

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii volcano is threatening to blow its top in coming days or weeks after sputtering lava for a week, forcing about 2,000 people to evacuate, destroying two dozen homes and threatening a geothermal plant.

Experts fear Kilauea volcano on the Big Island it could hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the air.

Debt over Lincoln items might force sale of artifacts

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The foundation that supports the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum says it might have to sell artifacts if it can't pay off a decade-old loan that financed items related to the 16th president.

Trump plan for drug prices won't include direct negotiations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to unveil his long-awaited plan for reducing drug prices after more than a year of bold promises to tackle pharmacy costs that are squeezing millions of Americans.

Postal Service reports more loss as mail delivery slumps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service reported another quarterly loss on Friday after an unrelenting drop in mail volume and costs of its health care and pension obligations outweighed strong gains in package deliveries.

A decade after it opened, Mills Breast Cancer Institute still 'leading the charge'

URBANA — In the decade since the breast cancer center of Linda Mills' dreams first opened, thousands of patients have come there for care.

Breast-cancer deaths have been on the decline, and treatments for those who get this dreaded disease have become more personalized for each patient.

Clergy Corner, May 11, 2018

URBANA -- David Zola wears many hats in his service to the community.

University of Illinois students know him as a clinical professor of educational psychology who has helped thousands of people earn their degrees.

The people of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Urbana know him as a permanent deacon who helps provide the sacraments and inspiration to people of faith.