CHAMPAIGN — Easter has always been a special time for the Altar Guild at Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church.
From the building facing West Side Park, colorful hand-decorated eggs, many with a silly sensibility, have been hatching since 1927.
This might be one of the most special Easters ever: the last time the guild, which has an aging population, crafts the eggs.
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.
"We always worked Christmas," Jack Pinjoli says. "We never even thought about it."
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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.
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.