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Country club part of Jones' deal with UI

URBANA — The first two things Robert Jones packed the last time he made a big move? His golf clubs and his downhill skis.

The University of Illinois' new chancellor won't have much use for the latter here but golf is a go — and he'll have his choice of country clubs to play.

Top of the morning, July 22, 2016

Thanks to its deal to carry Sunday's Brickyard 400 on WDWS 1400-AM, the station had tickets to events at the track. That's a good thing for Whitney Tatman.

Her name was picked and she received four tickets to Saturday's Lilly Diabetes 250, part of the Xfinity Series.

Cross-country ride to thank police

URBANA — Bill Morin will be the first to tell you he's "a little different."

There is no other apparent explanation for why a 60-year-old man, with little saved up for retirement, would quit his job to bicycle across the country merely to say thank you to every single cop, trooper and deputy he can.

UPDATED: University of Illinois trustees OK Jones

1:13 P.M.

Trustee: Wilson not a candidate

University of Illinois trustee James Montgomery said from what he understands, Interim Chancellor Barb Wilson did not seek the full-time position.

Frank's Faves: These are the voyages...

Boldly going where plenty have gone before — to rank the best 'Star Trek' movies ever.

Just 1 question, July 21, 2016

The road to Rio isn't just for humans.

With the 2016 Summer Games just 15 days away, the world's top athletes are getting into their best shape — and so are some animals.

Area history, July 21, 2016

Today is Thursday, July 21, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

This day in history, July 21, 2016

Today is Thursday, July 21, the 203rd day of 2016. There are 163 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On July 21, 1861, during the Civil War, the first Battle of Bull Run was fought at Manassas, Va., resulting in a Confederate victory.

On this date:

Convention wisdom: Lori DeYoung

Ahead of next week's Democratic National Convention , we're asking local party movers and shakers for their thoughts. Today: Vermilion County Democratic Party chair Lori DeYoung.

What can Hillary Clinton say to rally the troops?

Notes-Worthy: Dustin Danger

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with Dustin Danger:

Tell us about yourself: Where are you from? Where did your talent in music come from? How long have you played in this area?