September 11, 2012

Illinois Supreme Court Case Could Limit Police Searches

The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case that could limit police searches.The court is considering whether police are justified in searching a car when the only evidence of wrongdoing they see is a single bullet.

September 10, 2012

Listing of 9/11 Memorial Observances

Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. Here is a roundup of some of the events being held to remember that day in east central Illinois.

  • 7:45 AM, U of I Quad, Urbana

   Volunteers ranging from students to elected officials will begin placing small U-S flags on the lawn of the Quad, in memory of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. The name of a victim will be attached to each flag. A memorial vigil will follow on the Quad at 8:30 PM. Sponsored by the UIUC College Republicans and the Illini Conservative Union.

  • 7:46 AM, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S Matthews Ave, U of I campus, Urbana

   Memorial Concert presented by the university’s School of Music. The Jupiter String Quartet will perform music of Ravel and Beethoven. The concert is timed to start at the moment the first plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center on September 11th. The audience is asked to enter and leave in silence.

  • 8 AM, Police & Fire Memorial, West Side Park, corner of Church & State Streets, Champaign.

   The Champaign Police and Fire Departments will hold a brief memorial ceremony.

  • 8 AM, VFW Jewell Whyte Post 728, 8 Pine Street, Danville

    9/11 prayer breakfast.

  • 4PM – 7:30 PM, American Legion Post 201, 201 Prospect Pl., Danville

   Patriot Day chicken and noodle dinner. Price: $6

  • 6 PM, Paxton Firehouse, 310 N Market St, Paxton

   Remembrance Day Program; guest speaker: State Treasurer Dan Rutherford.

  • 6:30 PM, Wesley United Methodist Church & Foundation, Green Street, on U of I campus, Urbana

      Students will package meals to fight local hunger, and take part in an interfaith dialog. Sponsored by Interfaith in Action, the Muslim Students Association, Illini Hillel and the Sikh Students Association in partnership with Illini Fighting Hunger.

  • 7 PM, Daum Ampitheater at Kiwanis Park, Charleston

   Patriot Day Concert in the Park, featuring the Coles County Barbershop Chorus.

September 10, 2012

14-year-old Charged with Shooting at Ill. School

A 14-year-old boy faces 16 felony charges after authorities accused him of firing gunshots into the ceiling at Normal Community High School on Friday before a teacher tackled him.

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