Still berning

Nathan Poulosky has had a front-row seat on the Bernie Sanders bandwagon since last April, when he was just a junior at Urbana High School.

Spotlight on Service, June 7, 2016

A look at area do-gooders. This week: ANSAR Illini Shrine Club

About the club

President: Chris Hicks.

Origin: The club was founded in 1957.

Meets: 6 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at Urbana VFW Post 630.

Tasks ahead for Clinton

Hillary Clinton appears to have secured the Democratic nomination for president, according to the Associated Press count Monday, and can further seal the deal with today's contests in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and the Dakotas.

Top of the morning, June 7, 2016

An open invitation

On Saturday, crime and courts reporter Mary Schenk told stories from 30-plus years on the beat to an enthusiastic group at the biannual spring luncheon of the Douglas County Republican Women.

Area history, June 6, 2016

In 1916, Dean David Kinley, vice president of the University of Illinois, plans to sail from New York for South America June 17 for the work of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Kinley will visit Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguay and perhaps Paraguay.

Those Who Served: Joining Air Force 'probably the best decision of my life'

URBANA — When U.S. troops began massing for action in the Persian Gulf, Brad Gould found himself shuttled in an unmarked car from his home base in Holland to Germany, then to a plane.

"They needed one volunteer. Everyone else had family in the Netherlands," he recalls.

From there, he supervised medical supply service in Qatar and nearby.

Top of the morning, June 6, 2016

Last summer, things didn't look great for the Champaign County Historical Museum. Finances were as low as the number of volunteers available to work at the museum, at the Cattle Bank building at First Street and University Avenue in Champaign.

But in less than a year, a new board and new president have given new direction to the place.

It's Your Business: Lincoln Square shop doubles space

A store that sells clothing and other items for babies has moved into the south wing of Lincoln Square in Urbana.

Unique Baby Gifts opened at its new location at Suite 124A on May 18, according to store owner Nancy Medrow.

Mascot not high on list of trustees' concerns

URBANA — The debate over a new athletic mascot for the University of Illinois may consume fans, pro or con, but it's not exactly the top priority for UI trustees.

Board members say their focus is on more pressing issues — namely, the nonexistent state budget.

Urbana neighborhood: Preservation vs. development

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URBANA — The city of Urbana has a conundrum: the historic neighborhood east of campus is too beautiful to mess with, yet too valuable to not develop.