Frank's Faves: These are the voyages...

Boldly going where plenty have gone before — to rank the best 'Star Trek' movies ever.

Lacy prepares for state's attorney's position

DANVILLE — Growing up the middle of three girls with hard-working blue-collar parents in a middle-class neighborhood in northern Illinois, Jacqueline Lacy never imagined she'd one day be an attorney, let alone Vermilion County's first female state's attorney.

Area history, July 21, 2016

Today is Thursday, July 21, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

164th Champaign County Fair kicks off

URBANA — The 164th annual Champaign County Fair is doing a few new things this year, among them a fundraiser tonight before the fair officially opens Friday.

Convention wisdom: Lori DeYoung

Ahead of next week's Democratic National Convention , we're asking local party movers and shakers for their thoughts. Today: Vermilion County Democratic Party chair Lori DeYoung.

What can Hillary Clinton say to rally the troops?

A common bond

CHAMPAIGN — As she rehearses the play "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress," Abby Gailey remains cognizant that it was written by a man about women.

Notes-Worthy: Dustin Danger

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with Dustin Danger:

Tell us about yourself: Where are you from? Where did your talent in music come from? How long have you played in this area?

Just 1 question, July 21, 2016

The road to Rio isn't just for humans.

With the 2016 Summer Games just 15 days away, the world's top athletes are getting into their best shape — and so are some animals.

Rich Warren: Reader emails: Knowledge is power

Living in a high-tech hub such as Champaign-Urbana accrues many benefits. One of those is highly knowledgeable readers. We recently wrote about "just a few major companies" manufacturing the majority of lithium batteries. A reader, who makes his living involving batteries, responded:

Top of the morning, July 21, 2016

I recommend visiting watching N-G photographer Heather Coit's video story on Chewy, a K9 in training who will begin active duty with the UI Police Department in August.