Meg Makes: Roasting pork loin adds great texture

My husband recently created this meal, and it was wonderful for several reasons.

He roasted a pork loin in the oven after rubbing it with a custom spice blend. The resulting meat was crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside. My default is to cook pork loin in the slow cooker, so I appreciated a new (and well-flavored) texture.

Area history, Jan. 6, 2016

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

Top of the morning, Jan. 6, 2016

Rantoul's Reggie Jones is better off today thanks to a Good Samaritan and the editor of the local newspaper.

DI reduces print editions to two per week

URBANA — The Daily Illini will reduce its print publication to two days a week starting in the spring semester, the publication announced.

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois said it is making to the move in order to "put greater emphasis on its digital and social media outlets."

Family Checkbook: Set a financial goal for 2016 and stick to it

By Kathy Sweedler

During the holidays I had an amazing opportunity to travel to Maui. As I walked along the beach, listening to the surf and marveling at the full rainbow over the ocean, I thought about where I am in my life and what I'd like to do in 2016.

Go figure: Jan. 5, 2016

A numerical look at local headlines


It was fun while it lasted but ALEX DOZIER's record-long reign as Chief Illiniwek officially ended when he turned in his senior thesis at semester's end.

Couple will replace vet's stolen Amtryke

TILTON — A Vietnam veteran whose Amtryke was stolen over the New Year's holiday is getting a new set of wheels thanks to a local couple.

Area history, Jan. 5, 2016

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 year ago.

Spotlight on Service, Jan. 5, 2016

A look at area do-gooders. This week: C-U Illini After Five Rotary Club

About the club

President: Jane Walsh

Origin: Founded in 2005

Meets: From 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, making it the only Rotary club in Champaign County that meets in the evening. The place: Homewood Suites (1417 S. Neil St., C).

Life Remembered: Braun led DACC 'in the right direction'

DANVILLE — Friends and colleagues are remembering a former president at Danville Area Community College as an "outstanding" leader and man.

Harry Braun, who led DACC from 1989 until his retirement in 1999, died Friday morning at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, Ohio. He was 74.