Winter storm bringing snow, cold to huge swath of U.S.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold.

After Minnesota game, Illini staying up north to avoid back and forth

MINNEAPOLIS — After Illinois played Minnesota on Wednesday night, Brad Underwood's team stayed put.

With an 11 a.m. game Saturday at Michigan, the Illini opted to remain in Minneapolis and won't depart for Ann Arbor, Mich., until Friday.

A year after man's body found, police say they're out of leads

CHAMPAIGN — A year and a day after 21-year-old Deonta Rozier was found dead in a field north of Urbana, his mother still waits for her son to come home.

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This weekend


Area history, Jan. 4, 2018

Today is Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

This day in history, Jan. 4, 2018

Today is Thursday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2018. There are 361 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On Jan. 4, 1868, "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins, considered by some the first full-length English detective novel, began to be serialized in Britain and the U.S. in All the Year Round and Harper's Weekly (it was published in book form in July 1868).

Top of the Morning, Jan. 4, 2018

It's been a nasty stretch for many of the independent contractors who deliver The News-Gazette, with subfreezing — and sometimes subzero — temperatures and slick roads making every winter morning an adventure.

Here's a special shoutout to JANET LEWANDOWSKI for not only taking care of her route but also rescuing a stranded motorist early Sunday morning.

Meg Makes: Hearty soup a lifesaver for this new mom

December was busy for our family — my husband and I welcomed our first child, daughter Sylvia, early in the month.

We've been grateful for family and friends stopping by with food, and I'll be hounding some of those people soon for recipes.

My Amish Home: After great Christmas, time for fun in sun

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Councelor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas to one and all! This is Christmas Day. And a very beautiful day it is. Cold, yes, but very nice, bright and sunny.

A Life Remembered: 'If not for Dave, there's no' Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club

An important person will be missing from the 50th anniversary celebration for the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club this year.

Dave Lawrence, the club's first executive director and consummate Champaign-Urbana volunteer, died Monday at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.