J.R. and Patricia Herriott: 'Till death do us part'

PAXTON — When a young teacher met a young farmer in the 1940s in the rural Champaign County town of Sidney, they quickly fell in love. Fourteen months later, they were married.

And never did they think they would leave each other.

STM vs. PBL girls prep basketball: 1/5/12


St. Thomas More vs. Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball   at St. Thomas More  on Thursday, Jan 5 , 2012.

Noon Day New Years

The Noon Day New Year's celebration at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum in Champaign on Saturday, Dec. 31 , 2011. Over 500 balloons were dropped from the ceiling of the theater after a countdown to the strike of noon. 

Toys for Troops 2011


Toys for Troops event at the ILEAS building in Urbana on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. The group hoped to have 100 boxes of donated gifts and food to send to troops overseas.

2011 Prep Volleyball: News-Gazette All-Area Team

2011 News-Gazette All-Area volleyball team at Huff Hall in Champaign on Sunday, November 6, 2011.

UI Research Park's 10th Anniversary


The University of Illinois will celebrated the 10th anniversary of its research park Thursday by renaming the former Motorola building for local developer Clint Atkins.

Boy's Soccer: 2011 News-Gazette All-Area Team

2011 News-Gazette All-Area boys soccer team at Soccer Planet in Urbana on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.

Man charged with theft in impersonation scam

URBANA — A Champaign man who police say impersonated an ambulance service employee to get a Buckley woman’s personal information and money from her has been charged with misdemeanor theft.

Kurtis B. Decker, 22, who listed an address in the 0-100 block of East John Street, was arraigned Wednesday and told to be back in court Aug. 9.

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