In 1915, Charles Davis, alias "Teeters," was shot in the right shoulder Sunday afternoon while trying to resist arrest on a bootlegging charge in Penfield. Davis and Charles Broomfield allegedly came to Penfield Sunday morning, each with 2 gallons of Cherry Special whiskey that they peddled from the curbstone.
Austin Cloyd loved her Centennial Chargers. She was a big fan of Illinois basketball, too.
"I still have all her T-shirts at home," said her mom, Renee Cloyd, "so I'm going to make a T-shirt quilt — one side orange, one side blue — and bring it back. The students would get a kick out of it."
CHAMPAIGN — Before the 2003 Ebertfest, Daniel and Janet Weber had dated on and off for about four years.
But by the time the festival rolled around, Daniel knew he wanted to propose to Janet.
Long before she became one of the region's biggest car dealers, Jennifer Shelby hawked Thin Mints and Do-si-dos door to door in Champaign.
"When you are that young, it can be nerve-wracking to go do a sales pitch," says the ex-Brownie turned Girl Scout. "But if you can do it, it really is a good growing experience. If you can sell cookies, you can sell cars."
In 1915, "It's all nonsense for the people of the United States to talk about competing in agriculture with Argentina and some of the other South American countries," Congressman William McKinley said after returning from a tour of South America.
URBANA — Professor Robert Ash never stopped learning and sharing his knowledge.
He came to the mathematics department at the University of Illinois in 1963, and his career followed an unusual path, said Harold Diamond, a professor emeritus who worked with the late professor after coming to the UI in 1967.
CHAMPAIGN — At Centennial High School, students have baked and sold cookies. They've sold thousands of candy bars. And tonight, they'll celebrate and dance with the public and some of the families they hope to see benefit from their fundraising this year.
In 1915: Gov. Dunne said he has no intention of taking a hand in the controversy involving the closing of saloons on Sundays in Chicago. It was pointed out that while he was mayor, the governor resisted a mandamus to compel him to close the saloons.
CHAMPAIGN — She's always had a passion for helping the disenfranchised and those marginalized by society.
That passion took Rebecca Ginsburg abroad for several years where she was involved in human rights and anti-apartheid efforts.