Neighbors: EIU, UI Springfield dean's lists

Eastern Illinois University

The following area students were named to the dean's list at Eastern Illinois University for the spring semester.

Argenta: Jaelen Myers

Arthur: Alanna Dukeman

Atwood: Nicholas Appleby, Shlby Helfrich

Broadlands: Kirsten Place

Catlin: Ryan Isenhower, Brandon Spencer

You've got mail (from 1941)

Lilian Katz is known the world over for teaching parents and teachers about the minds of young children.

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Family Checkbook: Finding and using valuable resources

By Kathy Sweedler

As we move through our lives, different challenges and needs tend rise. In my own family, our needs have changed over time.

When I had young children, I was concerned with finding quality child care and used clothing and toys. As family members aged, we needed home delivery of meals, medical care support and transportation services.

Area history, July 22, 2014

In 1914, the Champaign City Council seems to be headed toward requiring that all horse-drawn vehicles traveling city streets be required to carry lights at night, the same as automobiles and bicycles.

Area history, July 21, 2014

In 1914, the mystery surrounding the disappearance of 9-year-old Katherine Winters from her home in Newscastle, Ind., a year ago remains unsolved. A body exhumed from Mount Hope Cemetery in Champaign on Sunday was identified by N.M. Larry as his daughter, Marjorie Louise, who died in Jacksonville, Fla., in January 1913 at the age of 3 years and 4 months.

Top of the Morning, July 21, 2014: From the archives

It's so cliche to call Allerton Park a jewel, but cliches get that way for a reason.

Ask folks around here for their favorite public places and Allerton is always on the short list. It gets 100,000 visitors a year.

Ask 'Mimi' July 20, 2014

Q: Mimi, have you ever visited the Bryant Cottage State Historic Site in Bement?

A: I stopped in Bement a couple of months ago but the cute little cottage was closed. I hear it's worth a visit.

Built in 1856 by Bement businessman Francis E. Bryant, it's known as the place where Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln talked about their famous 1858 debates.

Swimsuit? Birthday suit? Remembering swimming holes

Swimming holes have been going in and out of style, but they're guaranteed to raise a smile, at least in our memories.

Many around here were open ditches, as in the Saline Branch and the Boneyard, or gravel pits, or land scooped up to build highway ramps.

Every generation has its own memories of getting away from tiresome adults and skinny-dipping with friends

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, July 20, 2014

You've seen their faces on the nightly news, heard their voices calling big events. Today, some of the most accomplished broadcasters with area connections share their most forgettable blunders and bloopers while live and on the air.


Alumna, University of Illinois and WCIA-TV

Traffic reporter, CLTV, Chicago

Allen co-writes guide for women in 'sandwich generation'

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign financial adviser recently cowrote a guide to help "sandwich generation" women care for aging relatives while also tending to children.