CHAMPAIGN – With a circus set to come to Champaign on Friday and Saturday, an animal rights organization is urging city council members to enact an ordinance banning the use of devices that can cause pain or injury to elephants.
But the mayor of Champaign says he doesn't plan to take up the issue.
Officials recommend that it's best to leave fireworks to trained professionals who have permits to use them.
Champaign Fire Department spokeswoman Dena Schumacher said the sights and sounds of fireworks are mesmerizing.
In video games, it's a man's world, a white world and a world without a lot of senior citizens.
Don't expect to see many American Indians, either, or Hispanics. You'll find a fair number of blacks.
FITHIAN – The Oakwood School District is looking into whether it can sell a small portion of a land parcel it owns next to the old Diamond School in Batestown.
DANVILLE – Downtown Danville will begin its 10th season of Summer Sounds concerts Friday.
The six concerts offered from 6 to 8 p.m. every other Friday throughout the summer have seen a radical increase in attendance since moving to Temple Plaza at North and Vermilion streets downtown.
DANVILLE – For nine Sundays plus one entire weekend this summer, the Danville Municipal Band will entertain anyone who wants to come and listen – for free.
A program of the city of Danville, the band rehearses on Thursday evenings at Trinity Lutheran Church and performs at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Sundays from June 3 through Aug. 5, with a couple of exceptions.
SULLIVAN – Guy Little Jr. seemed destined to have a life in theater, as well as his own theater.
A son of an English teacher, he was 5 when he saw his first professional production, "The Merry Widow." As a boy, he had his own marionette touring theater and produced "Hansel and Gretel" in his backyard.