This day in history, Aug. 27, 2015

Today is Thursday, August 27, the 239th day of 2015. There are 126 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Aug. 27, 1975, Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia's 3,000-year-old monarchy, died in Addis Ababa at age 83 almost a year after being overthrown.

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After-hours incidents under review

Your take on dowtown Champaign after hours? Tell Tom about it

CHAMPAIGN — Just after 2 a.m. on July 25, a Saturday, the sound of gunshots sent a stream of people running inside Jupiter's on Main Street in downtown Champaign.

Notes-Worthy: Sara Siders-Hall

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with Sara Siders-Hall of Upshot.

Area history, Aug. 27, 2015

Today is Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Go figure: Aug. 27, 2015

Go figure: A numerical look at local headlines


Top of the morning, Aug. 27, 2015

Our 20-page special section previewing the 2015 high school football season will be a part of your Friday News-Gazette.

Of the many reasons to take a look, hearing from Watseka's Hayden Schaumburg just might top the list. Schaumburg, forced out of football after suffering a spinal injury last fall, continues to make significant progress.

Nonprofits looking to Jordan for donations after lawsuit win

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's Collaboraction Theatre was one of the first to get in line when Michael Jordan announced nonprofits will benefit from the $8.9 million he won by suing a defunct grocery chain that used his name without permission.

Showcase of tradition

RANTOUL — Every two years, members of the I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club fire up their time machine and take people back to a simpler period on the farm.

That time rolls around again Thursday when the four-day, seventh annual Half Century of Progress show kicks off on the grounds of the Rantoul National Aviation Center.

Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments throughout our communities

Legal fellowship grants

This day in history, Aug. 26, 2015

Today is Wednesday, August 26, the 238th day of 2015. There are 127 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women's right to vote, was certified in effect by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby.

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