Nightlinger to resign county board seat

DANVILLE — A four-way race for the Vermilion County board dropped to three when incumbent candidate Orick "Corky" Nightlinger announced Tuesday that he will resign his seat at the end of the week.

Area history, Feb. 25, 2014

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. News reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Quad has been home to crowds for decades

Monday's taping for the The Ellen DeGeneres Show wasn't the first time a festive crowd gathered at the Quad. Here are five others.

Oct. 24, 1960

Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy speaks to an estimated 10,000 people on the Quad on a chilly Monday morning.

Sept. 15, 1960

Top of the Morning, Feb. 25, 2014

UI academic counselor Kathy Kaler is a Jock Jams veteran, having attended every one of the popular charity events at Huff Hall. With Jock Jams No. 5 at 7 p.m. today — $5 tickets, 19 UI teams doing skits, $60,000 raised the first four years — we turned to the Illini Life Skills coordinator for her favorite moments:

Ellen-mania on UI Quad

Ellen-mania officially struck the University of Illinois Monday afternoon.

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres herself was nowhere in sight, but that didn't matter to the screaming thousands who jammed the UI Quad for a chance to be on her show — or win a prize.

Woman wins 'American Pickers' contest

PAXTON — When Robin McNish goes “picking” with “American Pickers” star Frank Fritz later this year, she would like to hit up the back roads of East Central Illinois and perhaps sift through Ray Leisure’s massive antiques collection in Gibson City.
Fritz and co-star Mike Wolfe already know about this area — Leisure was featured on their popular History Channel show l

A look back at Sochi, from an expert

Before Sochi was the center of the world for the past couple weeks, it was a focus of research for Diane Koenker, University of Illinois history chairwoman and professor. In her book, "Club Red: Vacation Travel and the Soviet Dream," she explores vacation and tourism in a country with some dark aspects to its history.

Area history, Feb. 24, 2014

Today is Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. News reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top of the Morning, Feb. 24, 2014: From the archives

Digital photography is a wonderful thing. Push the shutter and you immediately know if you got the photo you wanted. And if you didn't, shoot again.

Business listings, Feb. 23, 2014

These applications for assumed business names were filed recently at the Champaign County clerk's office:

1732 Creatives, P.O. Box 3056, C, by Cyrus Williams, same address.

Ask Joe to Mow, 1214 Cambridge Drive, C, by Joseph F. Asselin, same address.

Champaign Tattoo, 1410 N. Neil St., C, by Ray Allen Hughes, 4514 Lindsey Road, C.