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Top of the Morning, Dec. 12, 2017

On Tuesdays, we'll introduce the kids behind "High School Confidential." Today: Champaign Central's SARAH MONEY, a member of the school's orchestra, Philosophy Club and Model U.N.

The 17-year-old senior isn't upset she'll miss out on what soon will be a refurbished high school.

This day in history, Dec. 12, 2017

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2017. There are 19 days left in the year. Hanukkah begins at sunset.

Area history, Dec. 12, 2017

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Mario Batali tripped up by sexual misconduct allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Mario Batali is giving up oversight of the daily operations at his restaurant empire following reports of sexual misconduct by the celebrity chef over a period of at least 20 years.

Deadline week for health law sign-ups

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration came into office looking to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law, but the Affordable Care Act survived. Now the administration is on the hook to deliver a smooth ending to sign-up season, with a crush of customers expected this week.

For millions of eligible consumers, time runs out on Friday.

3 Trump accusers call for congressional probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today."

Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks on Monday told of alleged harassment by Trump spanning decades.

Urbana to vote today on new sexual harassment policy

Hear from Urbana mayor Diane Marlin Tuesday at 4:20 on WDWS.

The entire state is hitting refresh on sexual harassment policies for local government employees.

Those Who Served: He wore a cloak of secrecy

CHAMPAIGN — Staff Sgt. Matthew Peek was an eye — and ear — in the sky.

For 11 years in the Air Force, he flew in intelligence-seeking planes gathering data from Saudi Arabia to Panama City.

Even though it has been 17 years since he left the service, the Champaign attorney can't talk about some of his work as an airborne linguist and cryptographer.

Retiring superintendent transformed treatment of juvenile offenders

URBANA — At a recent ceremony recognizing Champaign County employees for their years of service, many were excitedly talking about retirements plans.

"I'm the one there sad because I don't want to go," said Connie Kaiser.

Top of the Morning, Dec. 11, 2017

With 2017 coming to a close, it's time to look back at the things you looked at the most at our website, as measured by the inexact science of pageviews.

We'll kick this series off with one of the biggest strengths for online — video.