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For Rantoul's new police chief, 'this was on my list of dream jobs'

Growing up the son of the Champaign County sheriff made TONY BROWN’s childhood a little different from other kids in Rantoul.

"Some of his desk drawers would have crime-scene photos," says Brown, who remembers inspecting them with twin brother JOHN in their youth.

Area history, July 20, 2017

Today is Thursday, July 20, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top of the Morning, July 20, 2017

GINNY EASTON has yet to take a seat on the memorial bench she helped bring to Tolono's East Side Park.

"I was afraid to," she said. "It looked too dusty at the time."

This day in history, July 20, 2017

Today is Thursday, July 20, the 201st day of 2017. There are 164 days left in the year.

Time for a heat check

Break out the sunscreen, crank up the A/C and remember to replenish Fido's water bowl. A heat wave like none we've seen in recent Julys is about to suffocate Champaign-Urbana — if we're to believe meteorologists, whose forecasts so far this summer have been hit-and-miss. A few numbers around the forecast:

My Amish Home: Thinking of times of weeping — for joy and despair

"And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

Meg Makes: Pungent chicken dish perks up mealtime

My husband loves to experiment in the kitchen, and more often than not, his creations turn out well.

This recipe, though, turned out even better than most. The jalapenos and the spice mixture really set it apart. You could try it with a milder pepper, too, if you'd like it to be less spicy.

Top of the Morning, July 19, 2017

We're closing in on the day when our radio programming originates from The News-Gazette's main offices in downtown Champaign. I would encourage anyone to stop by our refurbished lobby at 15 Main St. to see the progress.

In conjunction with the move, WDWS' TIM DITMAN is compiling photos and audio clips that show the rich history of our operation on South Neil Street.

Area history, July 19, 2017

Today is Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

This day in history, July 19, 2017

Today is Wednesday, July 19, the 200th day of 2017. There are 165 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On July 19, 1961, TWA became the first airline to begin showing in-flight movies on a regular basis as it presented "By Love Possessed" to first-class passengers on a flight from New York to Los Angeles.