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3 Doors Down, Daughtry coming to Assembly Hall

CHAMPAIGN — Multi-platinum rock bands 3 Doors Down and Daughtry are coming to the Assembly Hall at 7 p.m. Dec. 7.

Daughtry will be playing the new single "Start of Something Good" from its new album, gold-certified "Break The Spell," along with "Home," "It's Not Over," "Feels Like Tonight" and "No Surprise" from "Leave This Town" and the self-titled debut.


An end-of-the-summer rite might also signal the end of an era in Gibson City

Outside my window, I can hear the radio,

And I know that motor wagon's gettin' ready to fly,

'cause it's almost Saturday night.

— John Fogerty


$1 million lottery winner isn't quitting his day job

TOLONO — A Tolono man who won $1 million from a scratch-off Illinois Lottery ticket says he has no plans to quit his job building houses.

“I plan to put the money in the bank and retire a little earlier,” Ray Eckstein said on Thursday night.


Altgeld chimes to fall silent for 24 hours

URBANA — The University of Illinois Quad will be a slightly quieter place for 24 hours starting this evening.


Report foresees half of Illinoisans becoming obese

UPDATED 9:20 p.m. Tuesday

CHAMPAIGN — More than half of Illinois residents could be obese by 2030 if current trends continue, a new report Tuesday projects.


Concert to raise money for funeral expenses

URBANA — Musicians from area churches are holding a concert Thursday evening to raise money for the funeral expenses of a teenager who died from cancer last month.

The benefit concert will be held at 7 p.m. at Morningstar Freewill Baptist Church, 1402 W. Eads St., U.


Runners, walkers to take part in 9/11 Heroes Run

DANVILLE— Runners and walkers will have an opportunity to commemorate the anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, with the 9/11 Heroes Run.


Wendy's returning to Campustown area

CHAMPAIGN — Wendy's is returning to the Campustown area.

Champaign-based JSM Development announced on Friday it had secured a long-term lease with Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers for space at 608 S. Sixth St., C.

Plans call for remodeling the location as a two-story restaurant, with the facility opening for business before the end of the year.


Ameren preparing for Illinois response to Isaac

The Ameren utility companies say they are watching the path of Hurricane Isaac and are preparing to ensure a timely response should the remnants of the storm wreak havoc in Illinois and Missouri.


Volunteers bring Lierman Avenue garden to life

URBANA — Robin Arbiter couldn't help but be proud of what she was seeing come to life around her Saturday on a corner of the east Urbana neighborhood she's called home for 11 years.