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This day in history, Jan. 5, 2017

Today is Thursday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2017. There are 360 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On Jan. 5, 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed assistance to countries to help them resist Communist aggression in what became known as the Eisenhower Doctrine.

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Area history, Jan. 5, 2017

Today is Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top of the Morning, Jan. 5, 2017

Back at school Wednesday after a long holiday break, Lauren Gross had plenty to tell her Bement High classmates.

My Amish Home: Good times, except for forgetting horse

"And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Meg Makes: Broccoli gives slaw a unique crunch

Our family Christmas meal this year featured ham, macaroni and cheese, and baked beans. It was not your average turkey-and-dressing affair.

My contribution: broccoli slaw. I wanted to bring something somewhat healthy and a little unusual.

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: New Jersey data available online

New Jersey's Department of State has a website with searchable indexes for marriage records (circa 1666-1799 and 1848-1878), death records (1878-1895), early land records (circa 1650-1801), Supreme Court case files (1704-1844), legal name changes (1847-1947), the 1885 N.J. State Census for Passaic County and Atlantic City, military and wartime records, and photo collections.

Danville attorney chosen as area's newest judge

DANVILLE — A Danville attorney with more than four decades of experience is eager to take the bench in a couple of months.

The Illinois Supreme Court announced Tuesday that Charles C. Hall will fill a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit created by the Nov. 30 retirement of Circuit Judge Claudia Anderson.

His term runs from March 1, 2017, to Dec. 3, 2018.

This day in history, Jan. 4, 2017

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2017. There are 361 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On Jan. 4, 1967, "The Doors," the self-titled debut album of the rock group featuring the song "Light My Fire," was released by Elektra Records.

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Showing their true colors

WESTVILLE — Whenever Paige Hufford's Westville High School classmates saw her, she always had a smile on her face.

"She lit up the room," said sophomore Madison Brown.

"She was so happy all of the time, so positive about everything," Brown continued, adding her childhood friend maintained a positive attitude while battling a rare form of cancer last year.

Area history, Jan. 4, 2017

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago: