All that snow in January? All that controversy on campus? The Great Impasta closing?
Does your heart need a little warming? This ought to do it: What's the kindest, most selfless act you witnessed in 2014?
Of the Illini’s recent bowl games, the most tickets were sold to the Rose (25,098), but the university was committed to 26,272. That left the UI to absorb $158,490 total for unsold tickets. The total cost of tickets absorbed for the Kraft bowl reached $107,020.
Stores in Champaign-Urbana were open every night leading up to Christmas and some, like the Jos. C. Bowman Jewelry Shop in downtown Champaign and the Lowenstern-Mies Department Store in Urbana, were even open Christmas Eve night.
“It’s nice to have an extra set of eyes. It’s protection for our officers as well as the citizens,” said Rantoul Chief Paul Farber, whose department took more than a year to train officers and test the technology.
Applebee teaches at Champaign's Novak Academy, an alternative high school, where the students and staff are eagerly awaiting her appearance on Tuesday's airing of "Jeopardy."
A look at the most-viewed photo galleries of 2014 at news-gazette.com.
This time of year, Rose Gates always packs extras in her kids' lunches, like candy canes and chocolates, and doubles up on some main items. She has more than 180 kids.
By day's end, voters will know whose names will appear on the April 7 ballot for area school board seats.
Champaign County residents see the spread of sexually transmitted diseases as among the lowest-priority health concerns in the community, but the county's rate is higher than the state average.
Marvin Lacy and Beverly Jackson-Lacy hope to open Lacy's Famous Kansas City-Style BBQ in downtown Urbana by early next year.