CHAMPAIGN – Jeffrey Chandler admits he had a personal reason for wanting the Champaign Urbana Theatre Company to revive "Hello Dolly!" this spring. He sang in the chorus when the community theater company first presented it 18 years ago.
CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign Urbana Theatre Company has canceled its upcoming production of the musical "Hello, Dolly!" mainly due to the small number of people who auditioned.
TUSCOLA – Area residents fell 3,042 votes short in their efforts to bring a classic steam train to Tuscola.
The Union Pacific Railroad announced on Tuesday afternoon that the Little Rock Express received the most votes in the Union Pacific Great Excursion Adventure.
DANVILLE – Guest speaker Paul Pitts reminded the audience attending the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration service in Danville that the day celebrated not only the lifetime of King but also his legacy.
CHAMPAIGN – Stressing the unity in community, a countywide Martin Luther King's birthday celebration offered inspiring music and a speech on the lessons of the martyred leader's life.
The 10th annual event, held Friday afternoon at the Hilton Garden Inn, drew more celebrants than parking spaces, even in the large lot.
TUSCOLA – Tuscola is one of four finalist cities with a chance to host a classic Union Pacific steam train later this year.
The farm bureau's annual farm toy sale will be held next weekend in Urbana, and this year it will be in a new location.
Over 40 different exhibitors will display and sell farm toys at the Illini Farm Toy Show in the Urbana Holiday Inn, 1001 Killarney Dr.
DANVILLE – Preparations for celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day get under way in earnest Monday with the first rehearsal for the MLK Mass Choir.
URBANA – "We need more bars and more music first. Then the restaurants will come."
"We do not need more restaurants in downtown Urbana."
The Cooks' Workshop
38 N. Vermilion St.
Celebrity Chef Night
Seatings at 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday
Chef Drew Starkey
Cooking experience: Crane Alley, Caf Luna and Bacaro in Champaign; and Green Zebra, Chaise Lounge and Terzo Piano in the Art Institute in Chicago.