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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.


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.


Ebert's take on festival films

The 15th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival runs April 17 through 21. Here is the lineup, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic's views about some of the films.

April 17

7 p.m.: "Days of Heaven" with short subject "I Remember"

Ebert calls "Days of Heaven" a timeless classic.


Boneyard Arts Festival: 11 years and still a first-filled fest

Pop-up galleries, glass-blowing demonstrations, open artist studios and performances — all are among the myriad events taking place this weekend as part of the 11th annual Boneyard Arts Festival.

The festival will encompass more than 100 indoor and outside venues, both traditional and not.