Area history, July 24, 2016

Today is Sunday, July 24, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Library events, July 24-31, 2016

Selected upcoming events at local libraries

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

C-U haiku, July 24, 2016

By Jim O’Brien, Ann Hart and Will Reger


The mind weaves patterns

wind on leaves in bright moonlight

seeing you everywhere

— Steve LaVigne, Columbia, Mo.

'It doesn't cost anything to knock on someone's door'

When Matt Duco goes door to door in neighborhoods across Champaign County, the Democrat campaigning for county recorder can usually expect two things.

No. 1, it takes some serious sweet talking to get people to open their screen doors to a stranger holding flyers.

For the retirees, July 24-31, 2016

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Wired-In: Julian Sanchez

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, Julian Sanchez, 38, wants to make your lawn look good. He has a Ph.D. in human factors psychology from Georgia Tech with an engineering background.

Main Street/St. Joseph: A new path

ST. JOSEPH — Built on the banks of the Salt Fork River, this town is making a 90-degree turn.

Parallel to U.S. Route 150 and Interstate 74, there's a new path for visitors — and potential customers — to pass through St. Joseph.

It runs through Main Street, so a left or right turn takes you to a variety of businesses.

Ted Kooser: An American Life in Poetry, July 24, 2016

By Ted Kooser/U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06

Dorianne Laux, who lives in North Carolina, is one of our country's most distinguished poets, and here's a poignant poem about a family resemblance. It's from her book "Smoke," from BOA Editions.

Ray at 14

Bless this boy, born with the strong face

of my older brother, the one I loved most,

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, July 24, 2016

With the Olympics almost here, we asked 10 who wore their country's colors to share the story that's sure to draw laughs or gasps, no matter how many times they tell it.


Centennial High alum, Team USA speedskater at '94 Winter Games in Lillehammer

Area history, July 22, 2016

Today is Friday, July 22, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago: