Champaign-Urbana holds a special place in the superstar's heart. He said his late mother, Colleen Carroll, 'loved this place' because people 'really took care of her here' on his first visit 20 years ago.
Last week's grand opening of the new Friendship Grove Nature Playscape last week drew a huge crowd. If you missed it, head to Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway, U, at 1 p.m. today.
Managing Editor Jeff D'Alessio's weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders. This week: the Rev. Michael Pica's two-wheeled "Priests Pedaling for Prayers" trip across Illinois.
On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) will provide a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.
On the eve of the 10th College Express Exhibition, staff writer Noelle McGee stopped by DACC to ask students: What are you excited to show your friends, family and current and future students?
Garth teams up with Illini (photo)
A day after working out with Illini basketball players, country megastar Garth Brooks stopped by the football team's indoor practice facility to help conduct a camp for kids on Saturday. Among those impressed: Lovie Smith's offensive line coach Luke Butkus, who posed with Brooks afterward. Butkus is a big Garth fan who told our Mary Schenk he attended Friday's concert and was especially impressed with the star's rendition of 'Unanswered Prayers.'
51-year-old Kevin T. Perkins was driving south on Illinois 49, about five miles north of Armstrong, just after 4 a.m. when his car left the road to the east.
Contracts have been signed for the first two businesses on the 23 acres on the southeastern quadrant of the Interstate 57/Curtis Road interchange, but the group that bought the land is mum on names.
"We want kids to realize that, 'Hey, I could get involved in that, too,'" said Elizabeth Sotiropoulos, who organized both today's event at the Champaign Public Library and last week's local March for Science.
Thanks to a generous donation from the family of the late Brandon Markel of Homer, the Children's Advocacy Center of Champaign County has a colorful, calming painting made specifically for the space.
In no time, Luke Robinson proved himself to be a standout student at tiny Augustana College in Rock Island, says his applied-mathematics professor, Tom Bengtson.
Fifty years ago, the Mahomet Citizen was Fred Kroner's launchpad into journalism. Now, he's coming out of retirement to serve as its new editor.
New board member has 30 days to respond.
Gov. Bruce Rauner announced the appointment Friday afternoon, two days after withdrawing Bambenek's appointment to the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
The gross domestic product, the total output of goods and services, grew by just 0.7 percent in the first quarter following a gain of 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter, the Commerce Department reported Friday.
The first step in controlling a pest is to ID it properly. You cannot develop a management strategy without knowing what the pest is, its life cycle, its typical behavior and its preferred habitats and food sources.