Today is Sunday, March 8, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
CHAMPAIGN — The Piccadilly Beverage Shop on North Prospect Avenue has shrunk in size to make way for a new international grocery store next door.
Asian Supermarket is expected to open in late March or sometime in April.
It's owned by Guiping Lin, who also owns the B Spirits liquor store at 306 W. Main St., U, and the Prospect Piccadilly shop.
This weekend marked Champaign-Urbana's annual civic pride celebration, Unofficial St. Patrick's Day.
Boy, what a difference 10 years can make. In 2006, I was 21 years old and pretty much lived the Unofficial lifestyle all year-round. In 2015, I'm 31 with a house, a spouse and chronic lower back pain.
CHAMPAIGN — A block of Champaign's West Hill Street that was once home to Alison Krauss may be named in her honor.
The city council will take up a proposal Tuesday evening to designate Hill Street between Elm and Prairie streets the new Honorary Alison Krauss Way.
Today is Saturday, Marcy 7, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
MONTICELLO — Veterans who share stories about the Vietnam War are a rare breed.
Dick Fox is trying to change that, one soldier at a time.
As a Marine who was part of the 1960s Asian conflict, Fox brings fellow vets out of their shells once a month on an online radio program recently picked up by a civilian version of the Armed Forces Network.
DANVILLE — When Vince Rancuret goes to the Village Mall, he keeps his eyes peeled for a handicapped-accessible parking space near the door.
But too many times, the Danville man says he finds the spots have already been taken by people who, unlike him, don't need them.
Swimming pools at Memorial Stadium? In the winter? What on Grange's green turf is going on?
Today is Friday, March 6, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1915: "L.A. Glenn makes formal announcement in The Gazette that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination to succeed himself as city attorney of Champaign. He is now making a vigorous campaign and will not relax his efforts until the polls close at the coming primary."