'Double Vision': A few words with Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson

You have to be quick when you interview JEFF PILSON, a busy guy. The bass player and vocalist who plays with Foreigner talked with staff writer Paul Wood about his many bands ahead of Foreigner's show Sunday at State Farm Center, where the band will get an assist from Centennial's choir.

Do you play a lot of shows with Foreigner?

My Amish Home | Appointment-filled week not my idea of fun

"O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof. Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice.

Meg Makes | Meringue turns dynamic duo into tasty trio

Strawberry and rhubarb seem destined to go together forever. And when a family friend introduced me to this pie, which ties those two seasonal ingredients with a decadent meringue topping, I now think of them as having a third deserving partner.

Stuck in a rut

Steve Fox has been mountain biking for 15 years, and most years he rides 200 miles on trails by the end of March.

Family Checkbook | So what's on your mind about money?

Financial worries are often on people's minds. Finances can cause conflicts between family members and friends. Research studies even show being worried about finances decreases employees' productivity.

Pet Talk | Dealing with loss

UI College of Veterinary Medicine

Our pets become part of our family. They develop distinct relationships with each family member, human and animal alike. After a pet's death, each family member will go through the grieving process in his or her own way.

That's the rub: Rantoul farmer has been creating award-winning ribs for years

RURAL RANTOUL — On his last day of planting, Norman Hethke pulled into his farm and headed right for the barn, where there was a row of pork ribs waiting to become contest-quality Kansas City-style ribs.

For the retirees, June 16-23, 2019

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Getting Personal: Tristan Pisarczyk

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, TRISTAN PISARCZYK, 39, of Champaign, the director of operations and finance for the St. John's Catholic Newman Center, chats with staff writer Paul Wood. The runner is lactose intolerant, so he loves almond-milk ice cream and his wife's brownies.

The Law Q&A | A new interpretation of Gender Violence Act

Well, well, while we were all playing during Memorial Day weekend, an Illinois appellate court was busy making a landmark interpretation to Illinois law.