June 2010

June 2010

Around the Big Ten

News from the home cities and states of the Big Ten universities:

PURDUE: Shuttle end could change students' dreams

Beer-can chicken can't be beat

Rob and I recently tried a recipe for beer-can chicken from "The Big Book of BBQ."

It turned out so well that I thought I'd share the recipe with you. We made two birds instead of the three this recipe calls for and they turned out well.

Hello, front desk?

Not only do you pay for the Internet, but you'll sit at the desk to use it.

Urbana eatery opens on Tuesday

URBANA – Einstein Bros. Bagels will open in Urbana on Tuesday morning, and the first 100 people in line can receive free sandwiches.

Doors will open at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, and the first 100 people in line will receive a coupon book good for one breakfast sandwich per week for a year. That's 52 sandwiches in one year.

Vermilion County probation officials seek $30,000 for electronic monitoring kits

DANVILLE – An increase in the number of domestic-violence offenders wearing electronic tracking devices has local probation officials making changes in their budget to pay for the equipment.

Information sought on wallet stolen on MTD bus in Urbana

URBANA – Urbana police and Crimestoppers of Champaign County are asking for the public's help in finding information about a stolen wallet in Urbana earlier this month.

According to a police report, a man lost his wallet on an MTD bus in the area of Florida Avenue and Philo Road on June 7.

Memory Lane: From Illini target to Detroit Tigers

In fact, Bruce Weber shouldn't be surprised if Austin Jackson asks for a quick chat with Itch Jones or a brief tour of Illinois Field.

'I wouldn't mind looking around at the baseball facilities on all the visits, really,' Jackson said. 'If things don't work out with the draft, it's entirely possible I could be playing there, too.'

Employment program cuts off new applicants as demand outstrips supply

CHAMPAIGN – Illinois has stopped taking new applicants for the "Put Illinois to Work" program because the number of people seeking work has outstripped jobs available for them.

The program, announced in April, reimburses employers who make entry-level jobs available to people between 18 and 21 years old and to parents with children under 18.

Crimes reported by area police

Area police report the following:


— 100 block of East Gregory Avenue: Vehicle damaged Friday.

— 1300 block of North Walnut Street: Window of vehicle broken and purse, driver’s license, checks, credit card, identification items and keys stolen Friday.