Area history, July 15, 2017

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

In 1917, U.S. District Judge Francis M. Wright, formerly a state judge, died at his home, 407 W. Green St., U. He was 73. He had practiced law in Urbana for nearly 50 years. He had also fought in the Civil War.

UI begins double dose of tennis

CHAMPAIGN — Area tennis enthusiasts should get their fill the next two weeks.

The University of Illinois will host two separate USTA Futures men's tournaments in that time span, with the Atkins Tennis Center and the Khan Outdoor Complex serving as the venues.

Jimmy Carter out of hospital, back to building homes

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was back at a Habitat for Humanity worksite Friday, a day after he was hospitalized for dehydration while working with the organization to build homes for needy families in Canada.

Talk of the towns

Just in from the U.S. Census Bureau: a new batch of population estimates covering everything from where foreign-born residents come from to the rent you pay. We took a deep dive into the data and found the following:

#TheMJs, July 14, 2017

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

This day in history, July 14, 2017

Today is Friday, July 14, the 195th day of 2017. There are 170 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On July 14, 1789, in an event symbolizing the start of the French Revolution, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside.

Area history, July 14, 2017

Today is Friday, July 14, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top of the Morning, July 14, 2017

The University of Illinois was represented at Wednesday night's ESPY Awards as alum and 2017 commencement speaker Nick Offerman appeared on stage to present the Cubs with the Best Moment Award during the three-hour telecast on ABC.

Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo dies at 61

SHENYANG, China (AP) — In what became one of his most famous essays, Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo wrote, "I have no enemies," in an ode to hope and a repudiation of hatred and fear.

Following his death on Thursday while serving an 11-year prison sentence on subversion charges, friends and supporters hailed the courage and determination behind that gentle sentiment.

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