Top of the morning, May 24, 2015

Friday's trip to the dentist brought Steven Scharf to tears.

In a good way.

Area history, May 24, 2015

In 1915: Edward Hearst, a house cleaner who came to Urbana about two weeks ago, was shot and instantly killed Saturday night by Oliver Curtis of Champaign, who is employed as a dishwasher at Bradley's Arcade in Champaign. The two apparently were feuding over a woman named Minnie Hurt. The murder occurred at the rear of the Urbana light plant. No one has claimed the body of Mr.

Melissa Merli: Efforts underway to make C-U a movie hot spot

By now, especially if you follow Shatterglass Studios on Facebook, you know its new offshoot, Shatterglass Films, along with Chaz Ebert, will adapt to film Chris Benson's book about Emmett Till.

For the retirees, May 24-31, 2015

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Business listings, May 24, 2015

These applications for assumed business names were filed recently at the Champaign County clerk's office:

Coexist Juice, 2007 E. Washington St., Unit B, U, by Aaron Cooper, same address.

Gatehouse Home Staging & Interiors, 2809 W. Curtis Road, C, by Mary Murphy, 925 S. Washington St., Tuscola.

It's Your Business: ROK's food truck is putting a new spin on tacos

There's a new food truck rolling around the streets of Champaign, and it features items you may never have had before — at least in this form.

ROK's Korean BBQ Tacos started making the rounds last week.

Glory be!

On Memorial Day, the U.S. flag takes on a special sacredness as we honor our fallen.

Chuck Zelinsky of American Legion Post 24 in Champaign is a former national historian for the American Legion.

When Memorial Day celebrants need an expert on the Flag Code, he's the go-to guy on how to hoist it or when it should be displayed.

Reluctant Townie: How to survive Jade Helm 15

It's finally happening. Your grandkids kept dismissing your warnings as the paranoid ramblings of an old person whose TV only gets four channels, all of which are somehow Fox News — but galldangit the joke's on them and their Atari machines.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 24, 2015

This Memorial Day eve, we asked those who served: What led you to join the military?


Director, UI's Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education

Here's what's happening on the literary scene

Author to sign books in Danville

Georgetown native Thomas Lopinski, now of Los Angeles, will sign copies of his second novel, "The Art of Raising Hell," at Book World in Danville's Village Mall from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. The book was published by Dark Alley Press.