In 1915, a number of colored girls from the northeast part of Champaign organized a baseball team recently and, attired in bloomers, they have become almost as efficient at the national sport as their men opponents. Yesterday afternoon a game was played with the Champaign Models, the crack colored team of the city. The men nosed out a 10-8 win.
HOMER — Chad Beasley knew he was going to be grand marshal of Homer's Krazee Days parade Saturday.
He didn't know there was an award for heroism also awaiting him.
In June, Beasley, a Champaign County sheriff's deputy, discovered a 6-month-old baby, missing for more than half a day, in a muddy bean field. The baby was face down in mud, and coyote tracks were nearby.
Last week, I wrote a column titled "The new Jared Fogle Diet" that broke The News-Gazette website.
Today is Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
Here's what's happening on the ...
The non-profit Community Center for the Arts in downtown Urbana is expanding, taking over the space formerly occupied by Corson's Guitar Store at Main and Race.
Katie Fanning of Urbana is one veterinarian who doesn't mind making house calls.
And if you and your pet happen to live in Champaign-Urbana, don't be surprised if she pedals her bicycle to your home.
Fanning, 29, is launching Vet on Wheels, a mobile veterinary practice, on the day after Labor Day.
Whatever happened to drummer Michael Powers, who was being treated for colon cancer last year?
We asked this week's panel of 10 to tell us about their social media habits.
The Champaign County Farm Bureau Young Ag Leaders hosted three speakers with expertise on everything from weather to aerial photography to longterm financial planning. Here's more courtesy staff writer Paul Wood:
1. Chance of early frost nothing to worry about