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This day in history, Jan. 14, 2017

Today is Saturday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2017. There are 351 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On Jan. 14, 1967, the Sixties' "Summer of Love" unofficially began with a "Human Be-In," a gathering of tens of thousands of young people for a counterculture event at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

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#TheMJs, Jan. 13, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.

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Clergy Corner, Jan. 13, 2017

If Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. were alive today, THOMAS MILLER isn't so sure Ebenezer Baptist's revered pastor would like what he'd see.

Urbana desegregation pioneers to receive accolades today

URBANA — The Ellis Drive Six all lived within four houses of each other in the 1960s.

As neighbors residing in the first subdivision in Urbana to allow black people to buy new homes, the group of six took on a task that proved to be both difficult and pioneering: desegregating the Urbana school district.

Danville's two-day MLK celebration includes banquet, parade

DANVILLE — The two-day Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Danville begins Sunday with a banquet and wraps up Monday with a parade and community service.

This annual event, organized by the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, begins at 4 p.m. Sunday with a scholarship banquet at the Days Hotel, 77 N. Gilbert St., Danville.

Area history, Jan. 13, 2017

Today is Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Cardinals Caravan won't stop in Champaign

ST. LOUIS — Severe weather forecast in the area this weekend has forced the cancellation of the Cardinals Caravan's stop in Champaign.

Hitting a burg near you

PEORIA — Vic Reed of Peoria saw the permanent "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" in Las Vegas a dozen or so years ago.

Still, he, his wife and two of their friends "finally" visited the Peoria Riverfront Museum last week to see a different yet still powerful iteration of "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition."

Notes-Worthy: Jeremy Harper

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with guitarist JEREMY HARPER:

You have played in a multitude of bands; can you list them?

Fisher raising funds to buy wheelchair-accessible van for UI grad

FISHER — Mayor Milt Kelly and others in Fisher are raising funds to help a local UI graduate buy a wheelchair-accessible van that could give her the independence she needs to put her degree to work.