She was the only woman on Civil War Confederate money, a Southern belle of head-turning beauty and, behind the scenes, a skillful political operator.
With partner Anne Kessler leaving the business, Dawn Blacksher plans to go it alone as sole owner of her crafts store.
CHAMPAIGN - John Piland, the Chicago Bears fan, is somewhat sad to see the football season come to an end. John Piland, the state's attorney of Champaign County, is not.
On the surface, the piece of ground at Fort Riley looks like a typical Kansas field.
URBANA - Lillie Walker, 72, has been a resident of Lakeside Terrace apartments in Urbana for 22 years.
CHAMPAIGN - Burch Village, the public housing complex on Bradley Avenue at Fourth Street, has seen a lot of living in its 52 years.
CHAMPAIGN - Sports Publishing is toying with a strategy that could prove unpopular with readers.
CHAMPAIGN - The area will lose its main alternative media voice if a buyer isn't found to continue the CU Cityview.
CHAMPAIGN - A development agreement for the construction of the Volition project at One Main Street in downtown Champaign appears ready for launch.