Where Am I? May 11, 2015

Every week, we'll show you a short clip of a spin somewhere in the area in a 1986 Corvette. Your job? Figure out where the video was shot. Send an email to with your guess and we'll give a shout-out to a correct guess or two in the next installment. (Please include your name and the town you live in.)

Those who served: B-24 pilot 'will never forget' missions over Germany

CHAMPAIGN — "I got shot up a lot, but I never got shot down," says Capt. Robert Tuchel, who flew 35 missions piloting a B-24 Liberator bomber over France and Germany.

He had graduated from Minier High near Bloomington in 1939. He was a University of Illinois student and already married to Wanda when he enlisted in the Army Air Forces.

Area history, May 11, 2015

In 1915, the board of managers of the Cunningham Deaconess Home chose to employ the Rev. and Mrs. X.M. Fowler as superintendent and assistant superintendent, respectively, for another year.

Faces of '15: Tuscola native using nursing degree to help near home

Some young people dream of the day they can leave their hometown and go out into the world and make their mark.

Katie Haake isn't among them.

Studio Visit: Veronica Pham

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artis. Veronica Pham, a University of Illinois graduating senior in painting from Gurnee and Eden Prairie, Minn., recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

What will you do now?

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 10, 2015

2003 Big Ten Player of the Year, Illini basketball All-Century Team member

Business listings, May 10, 2015

These applications for assumed business names were filed recently at the Champaign County clerk's office:

Advance Deck & Sunroom, 2603 Appaloosa Lane, Mahomet, by Thomas Parker, same address.

Davis Floor Sanding & Refinishing, 1727 County Road 1550 N, U, by Danny L. Davis, same address.

Getting Personal: Sami Anderson

Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Today, Sami Anderson, a 37-year-old Champaign lawyer, chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood. Anderson is leading the development of a blog titled Girlfriends in Caregiving, where short, humorous and inspiring stories from caregivers are shared.

Did you grow up around here?

Here's what's happening on the library scene

U.S. archivist in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — David Ferriero, official archivist of the United States, will speak on Thursday at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum,