'Any of us would have done it'

He's not getting as much attention as he was around this time last year — and that's just fine with him. But every now and then, Chad Beasley is recognized out in public for what happened one year ago Sunday.

They'll ask: "Are you the guy that found the baby?" Beasley said Friday. "Just like I've been saying all along: I was just doing my job."

Weekend planner: Urbana Pops and 'Video Games'

Classical and pops orchestras have long performed concerts of movie music. The newest thing: orchestras such as the St. Louis Symphony and now the Urbana Pops are performing concerts of video-game music. Conducted by 28-year-old Daniel Southerland, the Urbana Pops will present "VideoGames" as its first concert of the season, at 7 tonight in the Urbana High School Auditorium.

'Women can build bridges, and we can build rockets, too'

DANVILLE — Grace Awodeah used to think that designing and building bridges was a man's job.

That was until this week when the 14-year-old from Danville and nine other teenage girls designed and built a model wooden-truss bridge of their own.

Work to start Monday on Van Dyke home

DANVILLE — Work to restore Dick Van Dyke's childhood home is set to get under way Monday.

Mayor Scott Eisenhauer said the first step in the restoration of the home at 930 N. Hazel St. will be removing an addition on its west side.

Area history, June 11, 2016

Today is Saturday, June 11, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Area update: Fisher hits agency's purchase of land it can't use

FISHER — The Champaign County Housing Authority has purchased four parcels of land totaling 2.15 acres on Fisher's northwest side, where it wanted to construct 12-15 units of senior housing.

Bob Swisher: Come together, right now: The birth of a sale

The title of this column was a line in a popular song not so long ago. You remember years ago when they had a TV show called "The A Team"?

Mr. T was a cast member, and the hero was George Peppard. He used to say: "I love it when a plan comes together." In short, that is what has happened for an up-and-coming sale in the Round Barn complex in Champaign.

Top of the morning, June 11, 2016

Hayden Hartley did as well in the interviews as he did during the competition last Saturday at Busch Stadium.

The 13-year-old Urbana middle schooler won MLB's Pitch, Hit & Run Competition before the Cardinals beat the Giants. Then he wowed a reporter charged with interviewing the winner by coming across like Mike Shannon.

Tom's #Mailbag, June 10, 2016

Good summer questions, mailbag readers.

Another question about our mighty local waterway, the Boneyard, and about a hoped-for lake, horses in downtown Champaign, closing/opening hours for parks, Champaign students headed to college, speed bumps at the post office and more on traffic obstructions.

Interim director a finalist for library post

CHAMPAIGN — A familiar name is among the three finalists for the position of director of the Champaign Public Library.