Top of the Morning, March 4, 2015

Linda Case had a lot of help with her latest book, "Dog Food Logic."

They go by Vinny, Chip and Cooper and are always by her feet.

Individuals, organizations honored for innovation

URBANA — Cathy Singer's emphasis on both work and family was brought home at the annual Innovation Celebration event Tuesday.

Outwitted by a thermostat

With all the shoveling, back pain and creative driving we’ve endured in recent days, I thought I’d offer some tried-and-true homeowner advice to help you get through the rest of the winter.

Today’s installment is a step-by-step guide for what (not) to do when your furnace stops working on the coldest day of the year. Just in case, you know, that were to ever happen.

Take it from these ACT aces

With high school juniors jittery about the tough test awaiting them today, we asked five local geniuses who scored a perfect 36 on the ACT what last-minute advice they'd offer.


Urbana Uni '04

Area history, March 3, 2015

Today is Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Spotlight on Service, March 3, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Exchange club of Urbana

About the club

President: JoAnn Smith

Origin: Chartered in 1926

Meets: Every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clark-Lindsey Village in Urbana

Top of the Morning, March 3, 2015

On Monday, Editor & Publisher came out with its list of "10 Newspapers That Do It Right 2015."

Foundation hosts dinner to honor Denman

DANVILLE — The Danville Public School Foundation is hosting a banquet to pay tribute to the school district's retiring superintendent.

The event, "Honoring Mark Denman: A Lifetime of Achievement," will be held at 6 p.m. (Illinois time) on April 16 at the Beef House Banquet Center in Covington, Ind.

It is open to the public.

Oriental Mart owner 'totally surprised' by non-renewal of lease

CHAMPAIGN — Chang's Oriental Mart has weathered the financial crisis, recessions and competition during its 30 years at Royal Plaza in Champaign.

"But we can't survive without the support of our own landlord," said Paul Chang, who with his wife Wendy caters to the grocery needs of Asian and African customers.