URBANA — Colleagues say a young Champaign County prosecutor who died of an apparent heart attack was a good lawyer with a penchant for research and a wonderful friend with a great sense of humor.
URBANA — The immediate past president of the National Kitchen & Bath Association told members of Champaign County Association of Realtors that they should look for more gray tones, quartz counter tops and white-painted cabinets in kitchens.
Speaking Thursday in Urbana, Alan Zielinski reported results of the association's 2013 Design Trends Survey.
CHAMPAIGN — Tilda Swinton is back, and Jack Black is, well, Jack Black at next month's 15th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival.
Some full passes are still available for the 15th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, associate festival director Mary Susan Britt said. And individual tickets go on sale in two weeks.
DANVILLE — The chief executive officer at the Danville Family YMCA has accepted a position with Y-USA as resource director serving small to midsize YMCAs in central and southern Illinois.
Three students from Central High School in Champaign have been named National Merit finalists. They are Jennifer Anderson, Kristen Campbell and Likith Govindaiah.
The Franklin Middle School MathCounts Team won third place in its regional competition. The team scored high enough to advance to the state competition. Franklin is in Champaign.
Noted genealogist Lloyd de Witt Bockstruck has just written a fascinating little book with an interesting title: "The Name IS The Game: Onomatology and the Genealogist."
The author notes that the study of onomatology "is one based on records over centuries and requires an awareness of a multitude of changes in names."
Renee Schoonover had a heart for getting involved in people's lives, especially young people, but didn't like being the center of attention.
When a reporter asked for photos of Mrs. Schoonover at her workplace, there were few to choose from.
That's the way she was, according to her boss, Peter Thomas, director of Lincoln's Challenge.
Two fifth-graders from South Side Elementary got the chance to turn hard work into an act of giving, and it's been a learning experience they won't soon forget. Termarion Howard and Dequan Newell worked with adult mentors to build two solid, well-insulated, large doghouses for local outdoor dogs that needed protection from East Central Illinois' extreme temperatures and wind.
In Birdland, the calendar says spring is coming soon, and on a sunny day like today, 30 degrees can seem almost balmy.
But I'm writing from campus today because this weekend is the Engineering Open House and other open houses and tours. The University of Illinois is alive with kids — from grade school on up, walking in groups between exhibits.