WILL taps Bresnahan


A veteran public media executive will take over the helm at WILL and its partner station in Peoria, University of Illinois officials announced Friday.

Film capsules, July 24, 2014

Summaries and mini-reviews of movies playing now, from e3 magazine:

ARTCo's 'Wizard of Oz' wickedly entertaining

TUSCOLA — The Tuscola Community Center will be transformed into the merry old land of Oz beginning tonight for this summer's musical production by the Actors' Rural Theatre Company.

Out and about: Bring kids — and your appetite — to Summer Stage

For family-friendly fun, kids and big-time eaters are invited to head to Campustown for the third annual Bud Light Summer Stage.

The event runs 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Sixth and John streets.

The Kids Fest starts at 3 p.m., with a petting zoo, carnival games, dancing, fairy tale theater, glitter tattoos and more.

Chuck Koplinski: Star, intriguing science propel 'Lucy'

What with Marvel Films dragging its feet where making a "Black Widow" feature is concerned, French filmmaker Luc Besson has taken matters into his own hands and given us "Lucy," a star vehicle whose sole purpose is to let Scarlett Johansson shine.

Entertainment listings, July 24-30, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

Clubs listings, July 24-30, 2014


BLACK BEAR INN, Danville: Karaoke with Route 66, 9 p.m.

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: Tommy G and Mike Bray (acoustic happy hour), 6 p.m.

CANOPY CLUB: Miner with Mars Walters and Mae and the Dark Days, 8 p.m.

CLARK BAR: Nickel and Dimes, 6:30 p.m.; Stand-up comedy show with Champaign-Urbana Comedy, 9 p.m.

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area, July 23, 2104

The music scene

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Center Partnership will bring its Bud Light Summer Stage back to Campustown this Saturday. The event will include a free concert at Sixth and John streets and a Kids Festival.

Family Checkbook: Finding and using valuable resources

By Kathy Sweedler

As we move through our lives, different challenges and needs tend rise. In my own family, our needs have changed over time.

When I had young children, I was concerned with finding quality child care and used clothing and toys. As family members aged, we needed home delivery of meals, medical care support and transportation services.

Top of the Morning, July 22, 2014

When news broke of James Garner's death, CHUCK KOPLINSKI quickly weighed in on our website. His blog — Cinemascoping — touted Garner as "not only one of the most natural actors to ever grace the screen but one we could relate to with ease.

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