Go figure: Feb. 17, 2016

A numerical look at local headlines


My Amish Home: A somber reason to head out of town

"Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but be willing to associate to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense no man evil for evil. Provide all things honest in the sight of all men." Romans 12:14-17

Campus losing top fundraiser

URBANA — Former Chancellor Phyllis Wise's top fundraiser is leaving the University of Illinois to return to the University of Washington, even as the Urbana campus ramps up for a major campaign in 2017.

Top of the morning, Feb. 17, 2016

We run Milestones of all kinds on Wednesdays. Something to get you there:

To celebrate their wedding day in October, Courtney Jespersen and Jared Neidel are going to Disneyland.

It won't take long to get there.

Health department again promotes from within

DANVILLE — The director of environmental health will become the next top administrator at the Vermilion County Health Department in April.

Doug Toole, 47, was appointed Tuesday night by the board of health to take over as public health administrator on April 18, succeeding current administrator Jenny Trimmell, who will retire April 17 after nearly 19 years, two years at the helm.

Spotlight on Service, Feb. 16, 2016

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Bismarck Lions Club

About the club

President:Rich Miller

Origin: The club is celebrating its 60th anniversary this month.

Meets: 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month at the Bismarck Elementary.

Want a beer with that big question about the universe?

Ever wonder how the universe began? Or whether there is life out there somewhere beyond Earth?

And what's the big deal with gravity waves?

Revved up

For nearly two decades, Parkland College director of automotive technology Jon Ross has been taking students on a field trip to the Chicago Auto Show.

"It is an opportunity to see all the new models that are being introduced," Ross said. "The auto show provides a diverse range of types of vehicles and manufacturers, and the students pay attention to the latest trends in technology."

Family Life: Pages from the Caregiver's Guidebook

By Chelsey Byers/University of Illinois Extension

Area history, Feb. 16, 2016

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago: