Top of the Morning, May 21, 2014

At last year's "Football For Women" clinic at Memorial Stadium, Teddy Eddleman made like her late husband Dike and turned in an All-American performance.

"I think I jumped on someone and almost killed them," 88-year-old Teddy said.

Updated: police search for UI student who went missing from Chicago airport

Chicago police said it appears no criminal activity is involved in the disappearance of a University of Illinois student who did not board a jetliner bound for North Carolina as scheduled.

Area history, May 20, 2014

Today is Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago.

In 1914: The city of Champaign and the Baker Manufacturing Co. of Springfield are engaged in a dispute over the condition of a street sweeper the city bought from Baker but has already returned, claiming it did not meet specifications.

Top of the Morning, May 20, 2014

Today is Celebrity Night at the Tom Jones Challenger League at AMBUCS Park in Urbana.

Not that the kids playing ball need someone famous to help them get around the bases.

"The kids, they're just out there having fun," said Bill Hand, one of the event's organizers who has a daughter playing. "They may not even recognize who (the celebrities) are."

Kirk gives Gifford class flag from Capitol

GIFFORD — Eighth-grade students from Gifford Grade School were presented with a special American flag during their recent class trip to Washington D.C.

Area history, May 19, 2014

Today is Monday, May 19, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Champaign's Taylor picks up national honor tonight

NEW YORK — Laura Taylor will get the full red carpet treatment when she arrives at a midtown Manhattan ballroom this evening for an event in her honor.

In a ritzy ceremony at Gotham Hall, Champaign Schools' assistant superintendent will be honored as national Educator of the Year at the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network's Respect Awards.

Top of the Morning, May 19, 2014: From the archives

Sometimes I run out of ideas for what photos to pull from our archives and post on Mondays.

That happened this week.

Fortunately, our library is pretty well-stocked and so I could just poke around for ideas in the files.

And I decided to have a little fun based on one folder in particular.

Class of '14: Lauren Henry



From Monticello to the Museum of Modern Art

Lauren Henry's favorite part of The Field Museum in Chicago isn't the public exhibits but the storage areas.

Specifically, the oversized storage area with all the artifacts that can't fit in a drawer.

Studio Visit: Judie Spencer

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with Judie Spencer of Urbana, a jewelry maker with a bachelor of fine arts degree in metals from the University of Illinois.

Q: When did you study at the U of I? Did you study with Billie Theide?

A: I studied with Billie Theide and Alan Mette, and I graduated in 1989.