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Top of the morning, Oct. 11, 2015

The kids at Carrie Busey Elementary love their recess and not just for the chance to run around like banshees.

On a given day, there might be as many young bucks in the school's garden as there are on the jungle gym.

Updated: Want to see 'Consumed' here? Let your voice be heard

CHAMPAIGN — The first screening of "Consumed," the independent movie shot entirely in Champaign County last year, is sold out.

Homer Opera House reopening celebration on Oct. 17

HOMER — The Homer Opera House will officially reopen with a celebration on Oct. 17.

The Saturday event features a concert at 6 p.m. with a range of musical performers, from bluegrass to rock 'n' roll, to folk rock, even some rap and show tunes.

An inspiration

DANVILLE — When Ghaliyah "Gigi" Cunningham was three months old, doctors told her mother that her daughter had Down syndrome and would never walk.

The Danville girl proved them wrong when she took her first steps at age 2.

Area history, Oct. 10, 2015

Today is Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Share your memories of White Hall

RANTOUL — For half a century, White Hall was used by hundreds — if not thousands — of personnel stationed at the former Chanute Air Force Base. It was a small city unto itself — 500,000 square feet, the equivalent of two city blocks — under one roof.

Demolition of the complex is scheduled to begin this month.

Meet one of the most influential minds in tech

Internet freedom activist SASCHA MEINRATH, back in town today for the 15th anniversary of the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, was named to Newsweek's 2012 Digital Power Index Top 100 influencers for his efforts to develop open-source, low-cost community wireless networks and for his role in fighting the Stop Online Piracy and Protect IP acts.

Top of the morning, Oct. 10, 2015

We interrupt all this Cubs-Cardinals coverage to tell you about a pair of Houston Astros fans who call Champaign home.

Julie and Terry O'Neill have T-shirts, hats and magnets to prove it.

"I don't know of any other (Astros) fans here," Julie said. "At least not yet. This is definitely Cubs and Cardinals territory."

Grace to install new pastor Nov. 1

The Rev. Arthur Christian "Chris" Repp will be installed as the new pastor at Grace Lutheran Church, 313 S. Prospect Ave., C, at 4 p.m. Nov. 1. The installation and Holy Communion service is open to the public. Repp replaces the Rev. Roger Digges, who retired in June 2014.

Film documents Prairie Fruits owners' story

CHAMPAIGN — The title of a new documentary — "A Farmer's Road," about Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery — might lead some to think it focuses on the controversial Olympian Road extension, which was to have passed close by the farmstead.