Area history, Nov. 7, 2016

Today is Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Indelible ink: For UI student veterans, tattoos tell quite a story

URBANA — For Caleb Carlson, his tattoos remind him to keep balance in his life. For Brandi Binder, they remind her of what she lost. And for Brent Blackwell, his largest tattoo, a skeleton, reminds him that everyone must die, so "do what you enjoy."

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Nov. 6, 2016

With most pollsters predicting that the biggest glass ceiling of them all will be blown to smithereens in two days, we asked our distinguished panel of pioneering women to tell us about the rough road they traveled on their way to achieving a female first.

Getting Personal: Charles 'Stretch' Ledford

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, a chat with 53-year-old Champaign resident Charles "Stretch" Ledford, a photojournalist, advertising photographer and assistant professor of journalism at the University of Illinois.

What interests you the most right now?

The Reluctant Townie: On Nov. 9, vote for Donald Trump

My fellow Midwesterners, as this historic presidential election draws to a close, it is our duty as citizens to turn our collective gazes inward and evaluate the soul of our country. Who are we as a nation? Where do we want to go? What do we want to be?

Something's cooking

Trained chefs don't always work in restaurants in cities or larger towns. You can find them nearly everywhere. Here is a look at five chefs in unexpected places:

Dan Montgomery

Harvest Market, Champaign

Area history, Nov. 6, 2016

Today is Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

'She's laying there broken'

IVESDALE — A Tolono woman who has overcome obesity and cancer in the last decade is now facing another health crisis, this one ironically brought on as she was cycling to maintain good health.

Merci's Refuge: 'A place for change if you want (it) ..."

CHAMPAIGN — In her line of work, Greta Henry has seen women who have become so beaten down in their lives, they just plain run out of hope.

"They have felt like they are ashes," she said.

Henry has been waiting for years to offer a nurturing residential program in the local community that she believes can help, and the wait is over.

Area history, Nov. 5, 2016

Today is Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago: