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Review: Garth in command

"You seriously think you can keep up this pace all night?" Brooks asked. 

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Getting Personal: Andrew Johnson

Getting Personal: Andrew Johnson

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.


The Reluctant Townie: Sprung for spring: How to love the season

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?


Wired In: Emma Mercier

Wired In: Emma Mercier

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.

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Studio Visit: Michael Thomas

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The art director at WILL and an artist recently chatted with staff writer Melissa Merli. He maintains the blog "Words to Inspire."

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Sun, 04/30/2017 - 7:00am

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, April 30, 2017

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, April 30, 2017

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).

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 7:00am

2017 Champaign County Pillars of the Bar

They'll be honored by their legal colleagues May 3 at the annual Law Day dinner.

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 7:00am

30 Days, 30 Grads: Urbana product here to help


Shatavia Lenow "always had a heart for other people and was very compassionate. She's great."

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 7:00am

Distracted driving: Paying the price

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.

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, April 30, 2017


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.

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 3:54pm

Garth breaks for football

Garth breaks for football

'This camp has one purpose: for these kids to leave with one more friend than they came here with.'

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: rain, flood advisories in effect this weekend

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.

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 9:30am

UPDATE: Milford man killed in car wreck ID'd

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.


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