This day in history, March 24, 2017

Today is Friday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2017. There are 282 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On March 24, 1765, Britain enacted the Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers.

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Area history, March 24, 2017

Today is Friday, March 24, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1917, George F. Ray of Ranoul was killed instantly Friday night when he picked up a live wire which lay buzzing in the grass in front of his home.

Clergy corner, March 24, 2017

Study: Wide health disparities in Chicago's neighborhoods

CHICAGO (AP) — A hospital system's study of Chicago neighborhoods finds wide health disparities, including with post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Sinai Urban Health Institute released a survey Thursday drawing upon responses from roughly 2,000 residents in nine Chicago neighborhoods.

Economists study how lack of education raises death risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found.

Census Bureau estimates show Chicago-area's population slips

CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released Census Bureau estimates show the Chicago-area's population has declined two years in a row.

Cobras' manager a real team player

CHAMPAIGN — How good is this Parkland College men's basketball team? There's a skinny guy in glasses rolling two oversized Gatorade coolers around on a cart before Wednesday's practice, filling up individual water bottles for the Cobras.

More kids can get Head Start thanks to move

URBANA — After a little rearranging and a couple fresh coats of paint, the Urbana Head Start program can now accept nearly double the amount of low-income children it was serving last year.

New idea shakes up dinosaur family tree

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree.

Scientists who took a deeper look at dinosaur fossils suggest a different evolutionary history for dinosaurs, moving theropods such as T. Rex to a new branch of the family tree and hinting at an earlier and more northern origin for dinosaurs.

Just 1 Question: March 23, 2017

Forget professional photographers.

This year, it's up to Monticello students to fill the pages of their high school yearbook. All they need to get their favorite memories featured in the Class of 2017 book: a smartphone and a Snapchat account.