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Just 1 Question: Favorite education app?

Arcola: home to the state's fourth-winningest high school football program (682 and counting) and a free-iPads-for-everyone technology setup (700-plus in all) that's the envy of districts across Illinois. We asked seven Arcola students and one teacher: What's your favorite education app?

Test your ingenuity at Escape Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — A new interactive entertainment concept is coming to downtown Champaign.

Escape Champaign, which will hold a soft opening Friday at 61 E. University Ave., is a real-life escape game designed for small groups of six to 10 people, says owner Roger Meyer of Potomac.

My Amish Home: Tackling garden as summer fades

"Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded, in all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: In doctrine, showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you." Titus 2:6-8

Joan Griffis: Colonial diseases took their toll

Joan Griffis: Illinois Ancestors

Top of the morning, Sept. 2, 2015

Weekend Leftovers

— Champaign's Sarah Newman enjoyed our Sunday package about area ties to Hurricane Katrina. The 10-year anniversary of the event had the longtime Unit 4 employee rummaging through her files for a poem she wrote in the days following the 2005 storm.

Area history, Sept. 2, 2015

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Family Life: Mealtime can provide more than just nourishment

Family mealtimes are a key experience for a family whether they stop and think about it or not. With both parents and children having busy schedules, parents may worry what can they actually accomplish with a sit-down meal? The answer is a lot, actually.

Money talk: Changes at top in UI salaries

The UI's football record book didn't require many revisions during Tim Beckman's three seasons on campus. But the gray book — the annual list of campus salaries, headed by Beckman — needs a complete rewrite.

Area history, Sept. 1, 2015

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1915: Members of the Champaign City Council's fire apparatus committee departed last night by way of the Big Four Railroad for Cincinnati, where they will view the many makes of motor fire apparatus to be exhibited there.

Spotlight on Service, Sept. 1, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Westville Lions Club

About the club

President: Darren VanDuyn

Origin: Established in 1940

Meets: 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays at Westville American Legion Post 51