A Life Remembered: Thrifty lawyer helped small towns thrive

CHAMPAIGN — Paul Carter Hendren, an honored attorney, University of Illinois alum, Illini fan and Vietnam JAG veteran, was a man possessed of a quiet sense of humor.

Like a Scout, he was also thrifty, even down to the cost of law-firm letterhead.

Mr. Hendren, 74, passed away Wednesday from viral encephalitis after a long illness.

Sandra Mason: Tantalizing tomatoes

"Gardening — Cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes" is a sentimental plaque adorning my office wall. Professional therapy is of critical importance to many of us at one time or another, but for gardeners, the idea of planning and producing our own tomatoes is just the kick we need to get us through the winter doldrums.

Top of the Morning, Jan. 14, 2017

Don Hewing remembers when the all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast at St. Thomas School in Philo wasn't such a big deal.

That was 49 years ago.

"One hog," said the 79-year-old Hewing, who has attended each and every one of them, "and just a few members from the parish."

This day in history, Jan. 14, 2017

Today is Saturday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2017. There are 351 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On Jan. 14, 1967, the Sixties' "Summer of Love" unofficially began with a "Human Be-In," a gathering of tens of thousands of young people for a counterculture event at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

On this date:

Area history, Jan. 14, 2017

Today is Saturday, Jan. 14, 2016. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

The latest: Trump and Obama staffers meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times local):

11:25 a.m.

Senior staff members of President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration will meet with their White House counterparts Friday.

Danville's two-day MLK celebration includes banquet, parade

DANVILLE — The two-day Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Danville begins Sunday with a banquet and wraps up Monday with a parade and community service.

This annual event, organized by the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, begins at 4 p.m. Sunday with a scholarship banquet at the Days Hotel, 77 N. Gilbert St., Danville.

#TheMJs, Jan. 13, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.



Clergy Corner, Jan. 13, 2017

If Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. were alive today, THOMAS MILLER isn't so sure Ebenezer Baptist's revered pastor would like what he'd see.

Urbana desegregation pioneers to receive accolades today

URBANA — The Ellis Drive Six all lived within four houses of each other in the 1960s.

As neighbors residing in the first subdivision in Urbana to allow black people to buy new homes, the group of six took on a task that proved to be both difficult and pioneering: desegregating the Urbana school district.