Celebrating the achievements and accolades of young adults in East Central Illinois.
Three area youths have been recognized by the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program for making a positive impact in their communities though volunteering.
Today is Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
She may be an international star, but 2-year-old Kili isn't acting like one around the house.
"It's all about the next time the food bowl is going to get filled," said her owner, Robin Bryan. "And when mom's lap is next available.
"She is clueless about the accolades."
Today is Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: The population of Champaign has increased by 916 in the last year, according to school census enumerator Charles Gooding. The population of Champaign is now 15,037. Among children under the age of 6, there are 663 white males, 603 white females, 36 Negro males and 25 Negro females.
CHAMPAIGN — When Japanese planes came under fire from Wendell Sullivan's ship in the South Pacific, he enjoyed the sight of them burning "like candles in the night."
— Production of "Food" wrapped up at 3:30 a.m. Friday at a diner in Rantoul. Right on schedule.
"We made our day every day," said Brett Hays, producer at Shatterglass Studios. "We got every single shot that we needed to get, which is a great feat."
Hays said the cast and crew celebrated before parting ways.
Today is Monday, June 30, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago.
In 1914: Delbert R. Enochs of Champaign won the Democratic nomination for circuit judge in the six-county district, defeating James L. Hicks of Monticello by 217 votes. Enochs won Champaign, Douglas and Moultrie counties, while Hicks won Macon, DeWitt and Piatt counties.
There used to be a ballpark here.
And Strawberry Fields, but not forever.
Arnold and Mabel Beckman gave the University of Illinois $40 million and, Sinatra and the Beatles notwithstanding, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology will turn 25 this year.