All Miscellaneous Content

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Assembly Hall announces Death Cab for Cutie, Lewis Black shows

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois has announced two acts coming to the Assembly Hall this fall, including Death Cab for Cutie and comedian Lewis Black.

Colorado man picks Danville for indoor football team

DANVILLE — The new owner of Danville's latest indoor football team has always had an eye on being involved with sports.

David Hawkins, the owner and CEO of the newly named Danville Dragons of the Ultimate Indoor Football League, was on hand at the name announcement made Monday at the team's new home, the David S. Palmer Arena.

Bike show to highlight classics, just for fun

CHAMPAIGN — If you've got a cool, old classic bicycle in the garage, or you like to look at bicycles, then an event later this month is for you.

Champaign Cycle is hosting a Classic Bike Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 17. The first-time, free event is modeled after classic car shows.

Tips from the pros for photographing fireworks

If you want to capture a photograph of this weekend’s fireworks displays, here are some tips News-Gazette photographers have used.

• Use a tripod. You’ll need to use a long exposure to capture the streaks and shellbursts. This is the most important item you’ll need.

Discounted pass for Illinois State Fair rides on sale

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Statefairgoers wanting to experience unlimited carnival rides can purchase a “mega pass” for a discounted price of $50, available at that price until Saturday, July 10.

Calendar conversion problem preventing new entries from appearing

Because of some glitches within The News-Gazette’s revamped Web site, new calendar submissions are not being posted at

When the Web site switchover occurred, more than 900 of the previously submitted calendar items were posted with incorrect information.

News-Gazette staffers are working to correct these items before importing newly submitted items. As soon as the current items are corrected, the newspaper will begin posting new items.

N-G Film Series: 'Eternal Sunshine' a story of enduring love

Need a Valentine's Day date idea?

Check out one of the strangest stories of enduring love, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," in The News-Gazette Film Series at 1 or 7 p.m. Saturday at the Virginia Theatre.

Community Spotlight grant applications being taken

DANVILLE – Applications are being accepted for 2010 Community Spotlight grants from Neuhoff Media-Danville and McDonald's.

The grants are awarded monthly to community, school- and church-based groups and nonprofit organizations in the Danville area. Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Feb. 19.

Getting Personal: WCIA-TV anchor Jennifer Roscoe

What time do you typically get up? What do you do the first hour of the morning?

I get up at 6:30. The first hour is a whirlwind of getting the kids up, dressed for school, breakfast made, lunches packed, homework finished and out the door at 7:30. Then I take a breath.

Children's play presents 3 Washington Irving tales

URBANA – Urbana High School students are presenting their 22nd annual children's play at UHS Cobb Auditorium.

"Gold in the Bones: Three Haunted Tales by Washington Irving" will be presented to the public at 7 p.m. today and Feb. 12 and 13. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children.