Youths in the news, July 2, 2014

Celebrating the achievements and accolades of young adults in East Central Illinois. 

Volunteering impact

Three area youths have been recognized by the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program for making a positive impact in their communities though volunteering.

Area history, July 2, 2014

Today is Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top of the Morning, July 2, 2014

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."

Volk steps down as MTD chief, will work part-time

CHAMPAIGN — After 40 years as director of the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, Bill Volk stepped down on Monday.

How can MTD improve? Let Tom Kacich know here

Area history, July 1, 2014

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.

Salute to veterans: Urbana native joined Navy after Pearl Harbor

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."

Top of the Morning, July 1, 2014

— 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.

Area history, June 30, 2014

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.

Top of the Morning, June 30, 2014: From the archives

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.

Westville woman makes the most of 'Cash Booth'

WESTVILLE — A Westville woman who had 60 seconds to grab as much money as she could in a wind booth is $740 richer today.