Krauss might get her way

CHAMPAIGN — A block of Champaign's West Hill Street that was once home to Alison Krauss may be named in her honor.

The city council will take up a proposal Tuesday evening to designate Hill Street between Elm and Prairie streets the new Honorary Alison Krauss Way.

Sharing the memories of Vietnam

MONTICELLO — Veterans who share stories about the Vietnam War are a rare breed.

Dick Fox is trying to change that, one soldier at a time.

As a Marine who was part of the 1960s Asian conflict, Fox brings fellow vets out of their shells once a month on an online radio program recently picked up by a civilian version of the Armed Forces Network.

Area history, March 7, 2015

Today is Saturday, Marcy 7, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Signs aim to shame

DANVILLE — When Vince Rancuret goes to the Village Mall, he keeps his eyes peeled for a handicapped-accessible parking space near the door.

But too many times, the Danville man says he finds the spots have already been taken by people who, unlike him, don't need them.

Top of the morning, March 7, 2015

Swimming pools at Memorial Stadium? In the winter? What on Grange's green turf is going on?

Tom's Mailbag March 6, 2015

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Area history, March 6, 2015

Today is Friday, March 6, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1915: "L.A. Glenn makes formal announcement in The Gazette that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination to succeed himself as city attorney of Champaign. He is now making a vigorous campaign and will not relax his efforts until the polls close at the coming primary."

Top of the Morning, March 6, 2015

During his days at Illinois, J Leman wished there had been an alternative to Unofficial St. Patrick's Day.

"There never was anything else because everybody was too afraid to throw anything."

Now out in the business world, Leman decided to create his own event.

Firefighters honor Hoffman on anniversary of his death

CHAMPAIGN — Those who could remember recalled the snow vividly.

"There was about a foot of snow on the ground. The response was slower than normal," John Barker said of the fire call at 5:40 a.m. on March 4, 1960. "It was a small 1,050-square-foot home with a basement fire. There was snow piled up around the house so they didn't (immediately) recognize there was a basement."

Area history, March 5, 2015

Today is Thursday, March 5, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1915: George Snyder and Ed Collord this morning purchased the shoe store on North Hickory Street that has been operated for some time by J.C. Taylor. Both have been in the shoe business for years. Taylor will become night clerk at the new Inman Hotel in Champaign.