This day in history: April 10, 2014

Today is Thursday, April 10, the 100th day of 2014. There are 265 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

Top of the Morning, April 10, 2014

On Saturday at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, the funniest guy in C-U will open his Comedy Cafe for the final time.

Then it's on to replace David Letterman.


Alma Mater stand-ins drop by for visit

If she was watching, Alma Mater would have gotten a glimpse of her former green self Wednesday.

Among the fans on hand were UI senior Katie Chan and junior Clare Curtin, who stood in for Alma shortly after the sculpture left campus in 2012.

Illinois Ancestors: Genealogical workshops aid researchers

Attendance at one or more genealogical seminars or workshops can often provide a necessary boost to one's research.

There are several such events scheduled for the weeks ahead.

They include:

— April 10: Fox Valley Genealogical Society in Naperville.

— April 12: North Suburban Genealogical Society in Northbrook.

Area history, April 9, 2014

Today is Wednesday, April 9, 2014. News reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Military news: Unity grad finishes basic training

Air Force Airman Melissa A. Lauher graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

She is the daughter of Michael Lauher and stepdaughter of Jennifer Huls, both of Philo.

Lauher is a 2009 graduate of Unity High School in Tolono.

Villa Grove schools have two new administrators

VILLA GROVE — Superintendent Mary Ann Manos believes she has found "two of the top young administrators in the state" to lead Villa Grove schools.

The bonus: Their hires will save the district 40 percent in administrative costs next school year.

Youth news in brief

Criminal justice scholarship

This day in history: April 9, 2014

Today is Wednesday, April 9, the 99th day of 2014.

There are 266 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

My Amish Home: Tours help turn dreary days upside-down

"Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul; for I am thy servant." Psalm 143: 10-12

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