Welcome to The News-Gazette's Features Department blog, where we'll offer entries on entertainment, food, homes, local personalities, religion, family, community and more.
Reporters Melissa Merli, Meg Thilmony, Lynda Zimmer and Pat Phillips and I will update at least a few times a day with the goings-on in East Central Illinois — and we'll also ask for your input.
Headed to the big Assembly Hall show? How about sending us a brief review? Have a neighbor who has made her home a showcase? Please let us know; we love receiving story ideas.