11/11/11 is couple's 11th anniversary

Carissa Williams thought getting married on Nov. 11 would make it easier for her husband, Kirk, to remember their wedding anniversary.

He certainly won't have any trouble remembering this year's date. The Rantoul couple will celebrate their 11th anniversary on 11-11-11.

Studio Visit: Kathleen Everingham

Studio visit appears first in print, on Sundays. Here, Melissa Merli visits with Kathleen Everingham of Urbana. In the Nov. 6 News-Gazette, we'll have a studio visit with weaver Bobbie Johnston.

Q: So you play the fiddle?

Getting Personal: Dan Ditchfield

Getting Personal is an email Q&A with a local personality. Here, a chat with Dan Ditchfield of Urbana, Central Illinois Business Magazine's Forty Under 40 Man of the Year.

U.S. District Court Naturalization Ceremony 2011

New U.S. citizens, representing 36 different countries, participate in the U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois's Naturalization Ceremony at Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, Ill on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. 

Moore challenges attendees at United Way event

URBANA — When Wes Moore became the first black student at Johns Hopkins University to become a Rhodes Scholar, the Baltimore Sun featured a story about his achievement.

That same year, the newspaper published stories about another black man named Wes Moore, but this one faced murder charges for the killing of an off-duty police officer during an armed robbery.

2 tales of ethics: Copying coupons and cutting off dates

I am a devoted coupon shopper, and I never lose a sense of awe about the savings coupons allow me to enjoy.

I can't imagine going back to shopping for groceries the old way, without my coupon wallet firmly in hand.

Urbana firefighter found elusive blaze

URBANA — It's not often that firefighters go out and find their own work, but that's what happened to a veteran Urbana firefighter early Monday.

Urbana Fire Chief Mike Dilley said Lt. Rod Eichorn not only fought the fire that destroyed the home of Marian Martin at 102 Meadow Drive, he found it as well.

Champaign reverend urges more civil dialogue in Calvin Miller talks

     A Champaign religious leader and former head of the Champaign County NAACP is speaking out about the Calvin Miller arrest.

     The Rev. Jerome Chambers said the police car video released Monday shows that Miller made the wrong decision when he ran from police, and that his father, Martel Miller, knows his son made a big mistake.

Local Boy Scout group to reorganize

     A local Boy Scouts organization has decided to reorganize its operations as a result of the weak economy, but officials say it should not affect its ability to serve area scouts.

Zombie Flash Mob

Multimedia of the students at the UI's Allen Hall as they created a Zombie Mob that danced to Michael Jackson's Thriller on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 in the lobby of the Krannert Center for Performing Arts.

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