Event a bittersweet homecoming for creator of Dahmer comic book

One of the stars of the Dark History Con this weekend is a name who will be familiar to many in Champaign: Hart Fisher.

Fisher made the news back in 1992, fresh out of the University of Illinois, when his Boneyard Press published the comic book, "Jeffrey Dahmer: An Unauthorized Biography."

Notes-Worthy: John Matteson

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with JOHN MATTESON of The Crazy Johnny Band. He has been playing around C-U since the mid-'60s:

How long have you been playing live music in C-U?

Top of the morning, Sept. 17, 2015

The Bears need some work, but Soldier Field is really cool. That's what clarinet section leader Jon Sheetz took away from the Marching Illini's NFL experience on Sunday.

Education secretary visits UI as part of national tour

Julie Wurth is covering today's visit. Follow along here

URBANA — Like many other business students at the University of Illinois, Maddi Stark hopes to get an accounting degree, then an MBA, then a job at an accounting firm.

Go figure: Sept. 16, 2015

A numerical look at local headlines


What Tuscola High teacher DOUG ROBINSON won in cash and prizes for about 25 minutes' work on the "Wheel of Fortune" set.

That ought to leave plenty for that dream vacation he and wife BRANDY have always wanted to take.

Meg Makes: Let the pumpkin recipes begin

September seems to flip the magic switch — you can now find pumpkin in just about everything.

I recently observed a dozen pumpkins fresh off the vine in my mom's backyard and decided that, hey, if they're in season, I'm happy to join the pumpkin-flavored bandwagon.

This Pumpkin-Yogurt Bread calls for canned pumpkin, but I substituted pumpkin butter with good results.

Goals for GOP debaters

With debate No. 2 set for 7 p.m.

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Trump's grandfather made and left fortune recently "invested two years and $10 million to digitize 170 million probate documents dating from 1668 to 2005." Included in this database is information on Donald Trump's immigrant grandfather, Fred Trump, who left an estate worth $500,000 in today's dollars when he died in 1918 in Queens, New York.

Younger Generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults in East Central Illinois

Making the cut

Three Unit 4 high school students have been named semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They are: Summer Choi (Centennial), Cole Prescott (Central) and Phillip Kocheril (Centennial).

Three Unit 116 students also made the cut: Henry Ando (Urbana), Fiona Munro (Urbana) and Marshall Shriner (Urbana).

Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments throughout our communities

Urbana's finest

The Exchange Club of Urbana has recognized Urbana's Mike Cervantes as Police Officer of the Year. Cervantes is the K9 officer for the department. He is assigned to the Patrol Division and also assists on a variety of sweeps.