Family Life | Resolve to be good to your brain this year

Happy New Year! Can you believe it is nearing the end of January already? 2019 is already quickly moving forward. Since many people make New Year's resolutions, I am adapting my Family Life colleague Karla Belzer's blog "Resolve to be Good to your Brain" for this month's article.

Mt. Olive pastor sees opportunity in 'devastating' remains of early-morning fire

CHAMPAIGN — The new sanctuary — and just about everything in it — was a total loss.

And the water it took to put out Monday morning's fire at historic Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church left damage throughout the 57-year-old house of worship.

But Sunday services will go on as scheduled — somewhere, somehow — the Rev. Keith Thomas vowed Monday.

Salt Fork to paint gym pink in honor of aide who lost battle to breast cancer

CATLIN — Cuba Poulson served as a personal aide to Salt Fork High School special needs students, but colleagues said she had "a huge heart" for all students.

Area history, Jan. 22, 2019

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

This day in history, Jan. 22, 2019

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2019. There are 343 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On Jan. 22, 1973, Former President Lyndon B. Johnson died at his Texas ranch at age 64.

On this date

Top of the Morning, Jan. 22, 2019

SOPHIA WEGENG turns 18 on Thursday.

To celebrate, our "High School Confidential" correspondent will take us on a tour of Villa Grove High School as part of our "Snapchat Takeover" series. Follow along by searching for "news-gazette" on the app.

Ideas needed for plaza around Black Hawk statue

OREGON, Ill. (AP) — State officials are asking the public for help as they plan for a plaza around the 107-year-old Black Hawk statue in northern Illinois.

China grants Ivanka Trump 5 trademarks amid trade talks

SHANGHAI (AP) — The Chinese government has granted Ivanka Trump's company preliminary approval for another five trademarks this month, as her father's administration pushes ahead on trade negotiations with China.

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn't provoke

DETROIT (AP) — A teen at the center of a video confrontation with a Native American organizer of a march in Washington, D.C., says he did nothing to provoke anyone and sought to calm the situation.

AP Fact Chek: Trump's murky claims on weather, shutdown

EDITOR'S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures.

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's nothing like a cold snap to bring out the global-warming skepticism of President Donald Trump.