Area history, Aug. 7, 2015

Today is Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

The ups and the downs of Wise's tenure

Her first day as chancellor was Oct. 1, 2011. Her last will be Wednesday. Phyllis Wise's 1,411 days in office can't be summed up in 140 characters but her tenure was marked by two Twitter tirades, among other things.


New lease on life

CHAMPAIGN — It's more than a seventh-grade crush kind of thing when you donate a kidney.

Kim gave one to her husband, Keith, and now the Pillischafskes are celebrating their 42nd anniversary this week.

Wise to get $400,000 retention bonus

Chancellor Phyllis Wise will receive a $400,000 retention bonus when she steps down on Aug. 12, according to the university.

Wise's resignation stuns campus

URBANA — A year marred by lawsuits, votes of no-confidence, a national academic censure and athletic investigations culminated Thursday with the sudden departure of the University of Illinois chancellor.

In a move that stunned the campus, Phyllis Wise announced her resignation in a prepared statement distributed by the university.

Top of the morning, Aug. 7, 2015

It has been a rough summer for the Illinois athletic department, which faces allegations of wrongdoing in three sports.

But the school got at least one thing right: the fancy, bound packet it sent to season-ticket holders.

The packet, with a cover photo of eight current Illinois players, includes the tickets.

Updated: Phyllis Wise to resign as UI chancellor, effective next week

What legacy does Phyllis Wise leave as chancellor? Please share your opinion.

URBANA — University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise has resigned, the UI announced Thursday afternoon.

60 years ago, Marilyn Monroe came to town

BEMENT — At 4 a.m. Aug. 6, 1955, Marilyn Monroe called her personal photographer Eve Arnold, asking her to accompany her to Bement, Ill.

Fundraiser set to benefit veterans memorial

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Veterans Memorial committee is bringing in some big guns Sunday to help raise funds for construction of the memorial.

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Collins) and State Rep. Chad Hays (R-Catlin) will be on hand to help with a fundraiser from 1-3 p.m. at Brookhill Park.

Area history, Aug. 6, 2015

Today is Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago: