'Call me Tim'

URBANA — "President-elect Timothy Killeen" has a lot of syllables.

"Call me Tim," the incoming University of Illinois president told a faculty governance group Thursday.

Area history, Jan. 23, 2015

Today is Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Family members try to cope after murder

CHAMPAIGN — Sheena Williams has been missed by scores of people since her life was violently ended more than a year ago by an enraged boyfriend, apparently upset that she had called the police on him.

Her sons, Jamonte, 13, and Darrius, 9, might be at the top of the list for missing her the most.

Top of the Morning, Jan. 23, 2015

I'll admit it: I've never seen "Slap Shot." Yes, there is something seriously wrong with me.

I wanted to see it when it first hit the theaters in 1977 but I was too young. And Mom wasn't willing to go as my adult supervision. (Excellent parenting).

Shore joins county board

URBANA — The Champaign County Board got back to its full, 22-member strength Thursday with the appointment of Democrat Sam Shore to represent District 8.

Former St. Joseph-Stanton fire chief passes away after battle with cancer

A local fire chief said the loss of his predecessor will be tough for the department and the community.

St. Joseph-Stanton Fire Chief Brian Buss made the comments after the death Thursday morning of former chief Russell "Rusty" Chism.  Chism passed away after a battle with cancer that lasted more than a year.

Frank's Faves, Jan. 22, 2015

OK, four weeks now, and all we've seen in this space are lists of movies. Doesn't this furry-faced flick freak know anything but films?

Hey, no need to alliterate yourself into a froth, but yes, Frank knows one or two other things ...

Like, for example, comedy!

Notes-Worthy: Paul & Gloria

C.U. Bands and Fans’ Terry Brown talks with acoustic duo Paul & Gloria. Veteran musicians Paul Sabuco and Gloria Roubal have been playing together since 2012, and you can catch them Jan. 23 at Attie’s Bar and Grill.

'Magical Land of Oz' at Centennial

CHAMPAIGN — With membership dwindling over the past few decades, many service clubs find it more difficult to keep traditions going.

While the Champaign-Urbana Junior Woman's Club has allowed a few to go by the wayside, it continues to present its Tom Thumb Theatre productions each year, with the 61st opening Friday at the Centennial High School Aldridge Auditorium.

Area history, Jan. 22, 2015

Today is Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago.