The 47-year-old new chief operating officer at the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District chats with staff writer Paul Wood. A native of DeKalb, Johnson is moving here from Normal.
You're thirsty for those April showers. I feel you. But springtime in Illinois is a fickle thing. So how can you ensure a successful relationship with this season?
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois curriculum and instruction professor with a doctorate from Stanford who created the Food for Thought app.
Back this year by popular demand, we asked members of the high school Class of 2017: What are the top three items on your 10-year bucket list? (Coming next Sunday: Same question for seniors at 10 other area high schools).
They'll be honored by their legal colleagues May 3 at the annual Law Day dinner.
Barring a legal challenge, there's going to be new office, county executive, elected in Champaign County in November 2018. But Laurel Prussing, soon to be the ex-mayor of Urbana, isn't interested in it.
Shatavia Lenow "always had a heart for other people and was very compassionate. She's great."
After writing more warnings (128) than tickets (124) in 2014, Champaign police were 10 times more likely to write up distracted drivers (108 instances) than let them off (11) in 2016, good for $13,176.05 in the city coffers.
Urbana's Susan Frobish, 61, is one of the country's best figure skaters in her age bracket — with no intention of unlacing the skates.
'This camp has one purpose: for these kids to leave with one more friend than they came here with.'
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Coles, Moultrie, Douglas, northeastern Macon, southeastern Shelby, Piatt, central DeWitt, southwestern Vermilion, and Champaign counties until 7 p.m. Saturday.
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.