They started in Macedonia; now they're an all-American success

URBANA — Success was simple for four men from Macedonia who have owned several family restaurants in central Illinois.

All you have to do is follow their simple instructions: Work seven days a week, 14 hours a day. Then draft or enlist your entire family in the restaurants.

And Christmas?

"We always worked Christmas," Jack Pinjoli says. "We never even thought about it."

Getting Personal: Doug Quick

Getting Personal is an email Q&A with a local personality. Here, a chat with longtime WICD weatherman and personality Doug Quick.

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

Schools not so different after all

Andrea Reynolds clutches a red spiral notebook as her bus pulls up to Danville High School.

The Catlin High School student is both excited and nervous about her first visit to the school, which physically is nearly 7 times the size of hers and has more than 8 times the number of students.

Rantoul couple documenting graves

One by one, they are lined up in a cemetery in rural Thomasboro.

Five little children whose lives were cut short, each within a few months of one another, are buried there.

Unofficial St. Pat's 2013

Images from the 2013 Unofficial St. Patrick's in Champaign-Urbana on Friday, March 1, 2013.

Innovation Celebration 2013

Some of the finalist from the 2013 Innovation Celebration awards at the University of Illinois NCSA building in Urbana on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.

Emancipation Proclamation Celebration

Images from the Sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation Celebration at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on February 27, 2013

Jock Jams 2013


 Jock Jams, a talent show put on by the University of Illinois Student Athlete Advisory Committee and benefitting Crisis Nursery, Daily Bread Soup Kitchen and Student Athletes Leading Social Change. At Huff Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

Myrlie Evers to speak at UI

URBANA — Renowned civil rights activist Myrlie Evers will deliver the keynote address Wednesday at the University of Illinois' culminating celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation sesquicentennial.