Top of the Morning, May 23, 2014

While Illinois played its second-round game in the Big Ten baseball tournament against Ohio State on Thursday, coverage on the BTN was nowhere to be found.

Was there breaking news from Jim Delany? Another addition to the league? A big-time firing?

No. No. And no.

Mayor praises Monticello alderman

MONTICELLO — The mayor says Vince Kuetemeyer cared about the city to the very end — when Monticello's two-term Ward IV alderman died from complications due to cancer.

Kuetemeyer had served on the city council since being elected in 2007, and earned another term in 2011.

News-Gazette stories about abandoned newborn

Editor's note: Illinois legislators in 2001 passed the Abandoned Newborn Protection Act, providing that parents could give their children up at a number of designated "safe havens" and face no criminal charges.

18 years later, there's still Hope

CHARLESTON — Skyler James figured her parents would go overboard when it came to a high school graduation present.

"I thought it'd be a necklace or a bracelet," she said. "Some kind of jewelry."

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Missing UI student found

A missing University of Illinois student has been found safe and is back with his family.

A Chicago police spokesman said 19 year-old Hye Min Choi, who's also known as Joseph Choi, was safely reunited with his family.

Witness: Kilgore spree caused 'ripple effect of trauma'

Witness to '75 holdup can't believe he's free

James Kilgore, the onetime revolutionary turned faculty member, describes his 1970s crime spree and nearly three decades on the run from the FBI as "political offenses."

Area history, May 22, 2014

Today is Thursday, May 22, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

From showstoppers to symphonies, Krannert lineup is a treat for the senses

URBANA — As usual, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts over its next season will bring big-name artists such as Rosanne Cash, Wynton Marsalis, Renee Fleming and Cassandra Wilson.

It also will showcase lesser-known artists whom center director Mike Ross and his staff hope people explore. Among those acts are:

Top of the Morning, May 22, 2014

On May 10, Greg Lambeth and Evan Glynn made Champaign County history by recording 147 species of birds. Talk about a long day: They started listening for owls at 3 a.m. around Mahomet and finished after at 9 p.m. in Royal. The celebration was simple.

"We did a fist bump when we broke the record with three Smith's Longspurs flying overhead," Lambeth said.

My Amish Home: Striped yard, broken bones, mean mama

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us." Romans 8:35, 37