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Flag — and the 8th Illinois Cavalry Regiment it represented — were at a number of major Civil War engagements. The unit also served as the honor guard for President Lincoln as his body lay in state.
There's a shiny new piece of hardware taking up space in the newsroom at the LeRoy Farmer City Press.
Delays in both directions on Sunday afternoon
"Kids showed their animals and there were a couple pony rides. That was about it. It's gotten a lot bigger."
Dick Van Dyke's sentimental visit to Danville's North Hazel Street got us wondering: Where did other big-time, one-time local residents call home here?
"It's not an iron rule, but if people are confronted by something and don't know the details, their inclination is to vote 'no.' "
Skepticism from several quarters on elected county executive
"Not much there to encourage young people to choose a career in education, right?"
"I don't have chemicals in my house. I sure don't want them sprayed on what I eat, or on the grass."
"We take occupancy of the space on Aug. 10, and we anticipate it will take 10 to 15 days to complete training."