Area history, Sept. 26, 2015

Today is Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Sandra Mason: Garden buddies

It's fun to play in the dirt with veterans in Danville

When was the last time you played in the dirt? At face value, it's a simple question. It's similar to questions like when was the last time you went to the store? When was the last time you ate at a fast food place?

Top of the morning, Sept. 26, 2015

As we close in on the 2-year anniversary of the Gifford tornado, rebuilding continues in the tiny Champaign County village.


It takes 23 minutes for Hayley Marshall to drive from Ogden to Gifford, which she does every school day to drop off her two oldest children. Soon, she'll only have to walk a few blocks.

#SundaySneak: Q&A with Barbara Wilson

A preview of Sunday's extended interview with University of Illinois Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson.

You and President Killeen have repeatedly hit upon the "restoring trust" theme since the resignations in August. How big a problem is it?

Champ's coming to town

CHAMPAIGN — From the promoters who brought hip-hop star Lil Wayne to a downtown Danville nightclub this summer comes another how'd-they-get-him? announcement: Floyd Mayweather Jr., one of boxing's all-time greats, is coming to Champaign's Fluid Event Center.

Area history, Sept. 25, 2015

Today is Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

'I want to save people's lives'

Drug dealers and gun runners, beware: There's a new commander in charge of Illinois State Police District 10, and he's coming for you.

Go figure, UI edition, Sept. 25, 2015,

A numerical look at what's making headlines on the UI campus


UI women featured in a new documentary called "Making Their Mark," which premieres at 8 p.m. today on BTN following the Illinois-Maryland volleyball match.

Reunited: A touching tribute to Champaign teachers

CHAMPAIGN — Despite the dawn of fall this week, JoAnne Kenyon's garden is still in full bloom.

And for the retired Centennial High School math teacher, the look of her luscious flower bed was the perfect reason to invite 15 of her now-grown daughters' favorite elementary school teachers over for a commemorative backyard brunch.

Top of the morning, Sept. 25, 2015

Tommy Craggs isn't sure what he is going to talk about at The Pygmalion Festival.

"I was planning on sort of winging it if I didn't hear anything else," the Uni High and Northwestern graduate said.