'For the students — past, present, future'

DANVILLE — For the last few weeks, Danville schools students, parents and staff have been thanking Mark Denman for his 40-plus years of service to the district.

Top of the morning, April 29, 2015

When South Side Elementary physical education teacher Brian Wenzel found out Saturday's 1K youth race would be cancelled along with the rest of the Illinois Marathon, he could only imagine the disappointment his students were feeling.

Marathon makes it official: Hundreds to get free entry in 2016

CHAMPAIGN — The 479 runners who did not get a chance to cross the finish line during the Illinois Marathon Saturday will get to try again next year, for free.

AUDIO: UI student has family in Nepal earthquake zone

A University of Illinois graduate student from Nepal said his immediate family is safe and was not injured in last weekend's earthquake that has killed at least 4,600. As Michael Kiser reports, the concern of aftershocks doing further damage remains.

UI student missing from Minnesota home found dead

Friends and family of a University of Illinois student who was found dead near his Minnesota home are mourning a man who police said was in the prime of his life.

Rochester police captain John Sherwin said the body of 21 year-old William "Harry" Hempy was found in a pond north of the city on Sunday night.  Hempy had been missing from the area since late March.

Spotlight on Service, April 28, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Champaign West Rotary

About the club

President: Jane Solon.

Origin: The club was chartered on Oct. 15, 1978. It was sponsored by the Champaign Rotary and has since sponsored the Mahomet Rotary and Illini After Five Rotary.

Meets: Noon on Wednesdays at the Round Barn Banquet Centre.

Danville schools seek veterans whose enrollment was interrupted by war

DANVILLE — The school district is looking for Danville High students who left school before graduating to enter World War II or the Korean or Vietnam wars and wish to receive their diploma.

Area history, April 28, 2015

Today is Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top of the morning, April 28, 2015

Saturday was miserable for many competing at the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon.

Monday was much better.