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Getting Personal: Nancy Greenwalt

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 49-year-old Champaign resident NANCY GREENWALT, Promise Healthcare's executive director, chats with staff writer PAUL WOOD. Greenwalt says she's a fan of collies and canaries.

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The Big 10: University presidents with Illini ties stroll down memory lane

Continuing our run-up to the UI's 150th birthday, here's the second installment of our presidents series: We asked 10 more university CEOs who studied or worked here to tell us about the spots they still think about.

Top of the Morning, Jan. 15, 2017

While the rest of us deal with ice, Mike Cation is worried about sunburn.

"SPF 50 is a must," he said.

The Reluctant Townie: Upon further reflection: The bigliest loser

In the weeks leading up to the inauguration, all of the mirrors on the penthouse floor of Trump Tower in Washington, D.C., had been mysteriously covered in drapes, giving life to many outlandish rumors. Of course the drapes were of the finest fibers, really the best, just tremendous.

He's one happy customer

CHAMPAIGN — A drop of oil on an oyster cracker taken at bedtime, and Rick Miller is soon on his way to a relaxing night's sleep.

There was a time leg pain and cramps from being in a wheelchair all day would have kept him awake, said Miller, a 62-year-old Champaign grandpa disabled by multiple sclerosis.

This day in history, Jan. 15, 2017

Today is Sunday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2017. There are 350 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On Jan. 15, 1967, the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League 35-10 in the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game, retroactively known as Super Bowl I.

Wired In: Ran Chao

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet RAN CHAO, CEO and co-founder of LifeFoundry Inc., which uses synthetic biology and robotics to do research and development for biotech companies. Chao, 29, is a University of Illinois doctoral candidate defending his thesis.

Sandra Mason: Tantalizing tomatoes

"Gardening — Cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes" is a sentimental plaque adorning my office wall. Professional therapy is of critical importance to many of us at one time or another, but for gardeners, the idea of planning and producing our own tomatoes is just the kick we need to get us through the winter doldrums.

Weekend Planner: His dream lives on

The Rev. Claude Shelby of Salem Baptist Church in Champaign considers the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service of Celebration one of the best things that's ever happened here. He's been connected with it since its start 32 years ago. This year, it happens from 5 to 7 p.m.

Bob Swisher: Remnants of Burnham Hospital still exist

Burnham City Hospital is a very special place to me; I was born there, as were my four sons. Their mother (my first wife) graduated from the Burnham School of Nursing, Class of 1955, and she is still active in their alumni association, which puts out a newsletter and gives scholarships on a regular basis.