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Quilts help teach math, social studies, poetry

URBANA — Studying dozens of mounted quilts boasting colors bold and delicate, squares both breathtakingly real-looking and delightfully abstract, seventh-grade students studied and discussed them carefully.

Boating restricted on Middle Fork

DANVILLE — River levels rose in Vermilion County on Thursday following heavy rains in northern Vermilion and southern Iroquois counties, prompting Illinois Conservation Police to restrict boating on the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River.

Probation follows plea for possession of stolen vehicle

URBANA — A Champaign teen who admitted his role in the theft of a vehicle last year has been sentenced to two years of probation,

16-story building planned for Fourth and Green

CHAMPAIGN — A 16-story apartment building has been proposed for the northwest corner of Fourth and Green streets in Campustown — where an IHOP restaurant and convenience store now stand.

Rich Warren: Ultra-high definition offers a richer experience

Generous Geoff Poor of Glen Poor's Audio-Video offers free admission to his theater in the Old Farm Shops at Kirby and Mattis avenues in Champaign.

This probably outrages the owners of the local cinemas. Poor currently showcases the new 84-inch LG Electronics model 84LM9600 4K television, also known as ultra-high definition.

Eaglesmith likes to keep things interesting

Canadian alt-country legend Fred Eaglesmith came to rock like many others — through the Holy Church of Elvis — but he's always interested in something new.

Directorial debut coming next week to Roger Ebert's Film Festival

CHAMPAIGN — It might come as a surprise for many at Ebertfest to discover that Patrick Wang, who wrote, directs and stars in "In the Family," graduated with a degree in economics from MIT.

He worked for a decade or so as an economist in think tanks and at the Fed before he made the movie, his first, coming to Roger Ebert's Film Festival on Thursday.

Entertainment listings, April 11-18

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

Clubs listings, April 11-18

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

THURSDAY, April 11

Barkstall kicks off fitness program

CHAMPAIGN — Students at Barkstall Elementary are about to learn a lot about fitness.

The school is starting a schoolwide initiative to encourage physical activity called "Fitness is Fun." It's registered with Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign, and students and teachers will log their physical activity every week.