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Where are they now?

Achieving fame is sweet, but it has its dangers as well. What happens when you're no longer in Foreigner? Sometimes good things, sometimes bad. Only leader Mick Jones remains in the band coming to the Virginia Theatre on Sunday. Here's what happened to the rest:

Lou Gramm

Prompting Theater actors wrap up first movie

CHAMPAIGN — The scene will be a royal birthday party, and the actors circled around director Brian Hagy begin offering suggestions on what to include.

They could sing "Happy Birthday." They could do something with Silly String. And how about making one character a royal guard?

Top of the Morning, March 26, 2015

With a new P.A. announcer on the way for UI men's basketball games next season (sports, B-3), I reached out to an old pro for advice. Jim Sheppard, 66, worked the mic at UI basketball and football games for 22 years, phrases like "That's a Three!" striking a chord with fans.

Still living in the area, he'd be interested in returning to his role. "They know my resume," he said.

Life remembered: Schweighart dedicated, inspirational

CHAMPAIGN — Area residents remembered Greg Schweighart as a dedicated parent and coach who inspired young people to be their best.

My Amish Home: A rainy trip to see some waterfalls

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1

"For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing birds is come; and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land." Song of Solomon 2:11-12

Meg Makes: Simple, hearty sandwich always hits spot

Life is busy these days for nearly everyone I know.

That's why I'm always relieved to have a go-to dinner on a busy night that's still tasty. Three-cheese Tuna Bumsteads have always fit that bill for my family.

They're nothing fancy, but they hit the spot.

Three-Cheese Tuna Bumsteads

2 cans tuna in water, drained

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

DACC honors sheriff

DANVILLE — DACC has named Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn Named a distinguished alumnus.

Hartshorn, who graduated from DACC with an associate of science degree in 1971, will become the college's nominee for the statewide honor from the Illinois Community College Trustees Association.

Illinois Ancestors: Scottish Highlanders documented in new series

Dr. David Dobson, noted author of books pertaining to Scottish origins of American colonists, has introduced a new series designed to identify the origins of Scottish Highlanders who traveled to America prior to the Great Highland Migration that began in the 1730s.

His first volume lists groups of Highlanders from Argyll who headed for North Carolina and New York.

Area history, March 25, 2015

Today is Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Champaign mayor candidate Q&A: Karen Foster

Get to know ... Karen Foster

Age: 64

Home: 2113 Blackthorn Drive 

Family: married, adult son and daughter