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Part 28/The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio: Girl power

In the 28th installment of our yearlong series commemorating the UI's 150th birthday, we asked 10 female grads who've gone on to big things to tell us about the Campustown places and spaces that made the most indelible impressions on them.

30 Days, 30 Grads: Uni alum's not done exploring

URBANA — For Marie Lilly, going away to college has provided an opportunity to see the world — from studying sea turtles in Costa Rica to exploring ecosystems in the Amazon.

And the Urbana Uni High grad isn't done exploring.

Troubled waters in northwest Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Since they bought their home in northwest Champaign's Timberline Valley South, Oscar Gamble and his family have enjoyed lakefront living, with access to fishing and kayaking on one of the subdivision's two lakes from their own backyard.

New grads exit with fond memories

University Laboratory High School rocked with Prince and Abba, while Judah Christian had a reverent tone with religious songs.

But both marked the bittersweet joy of graduation Saturday and the end of an epoch for the seniors.

Some high school grads going out with a bang

On the last day of last school year, Sam Lessaris and his fellow Champaign Central seniors piled into cars and drove laps around the University Avenue campus, laying on the horns in celebration of graduation.

Where It All Started/St. Joseph: A door to the past

What's now a winery has been a bank, a telephone exchange and a drug store, among other things, but it has always been a jewel on what was once the town square, and still shows traces of its past.

Tracie Trotter is the owner of the St. Joseph Wyldewood Cellars Winery, a business which had its start in Kansas.

Area history, May 21, 2017

Today is Sunday, May 21, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

This day in history, May 21, 2017

Today is Sunday, May 21, the 141st day of 2017. There are 224 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On May 21, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis monoplane near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 33 1/2 hours.

On this date:

Top of the Morning, May 21, 2017

St. Joseph-Ogden senior Murelle Plotner won't be able to accept her diploma at today's ceremony. Instead, she'll spend graduation day at St. Louis Children's Hospital, recovering from last week's lung transplant.

The school reached out to the Plotners, offering to use FaceTime and an iPad to "walk" Murelle across the stage when her name was called.

30 Days, 30 Grads: Danville alum keeping pace in life's race

OXFORD, Ohio — On Sunday, Alexus Jimson-Miller graduated from Miami University with a bachelor's degree in public health.

But the Danville native isn't leaving the Ohio campus she has grown to love quite yet.