Urbana man wanted for firing gun Oct. 20 arrested

URBANA — A 23-year-old Urbana man wanted for a shooting about two weeks ago in that city has been arrested.

Members of the Great Lakes Marshals Task Force found Keith Porter outside an apartment in the 800 block of Oakland Avenue just before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

'You could see signs of life'

CHAMPAIGN — Bill Brinkoetter's first thought when he heard a commotion on the side of his house on Halloween night was that it was "just kids."

He went outside to check and ended up helping save the life of a 7-year-old autistic boy.

Service Club of the Week: Fisher Amvets Post 52

About the club

Commander: Chris Lehman.

Origin: Founded in 1946.

Meets: 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Post, 301 E. Division St., Fisher.

On tap: The club will plan euchre tournaments and fish fry events for the coming winter months.

Area history, Nov. 1, 2016

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Proposed grant for CU Fresh Start set for vote

CHAMPAIGN — Less than a month after its first "call-in," Champaign-Urbana's new anti-gun violence program could receive a $127,028 boost if the city council OKs it Tuesday night.

Those Who Served: Military service a family tradition

CHAMPAIGN — After living in five states and two continents and making a few career changes, Navy veteran Maria Heap is thriving in college with her husband, also a veteran.

Heap, 31, is in Parkland College's Media Productions program and works part-time for WDWS 1400-AM in Champaign as a producer/announcer and board operator. Her husband, Jordan, is at the University of Illinois.

Area history, Oct. 31, 2016

Today is Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

The Black Sheep: The most trusted name in booze news

CHICAGO — On the ninth floor of the River North Point building in the heart of the Loop, Atish Doshi is looking for a quiet place to talk.

Good luck with that. This level of the 24-floor structure once owned by the Kennedys is a collaborative space — known as MakeOffices — where dozens of businesses, including Doshi's, operate out of.

Wired In: Sayan Mitra

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, SAYAN MITRA, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois. He and Mahesh Viswanathan are founders of start-up company Rational CyPhy, which soon could be part of your safe-driving experience.

Tom Kacich: New local PAC supports Democrats

Up the Vote Champaign-Urbana, a new local political action committee, reported its formation last week with a big financial boost from state Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana.

Ammons' campaign committee, Friends of Carol Ammons, gave it $3,000 in seed money.