Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 47-year-old Andrew Johnson, the new chief operating officer at the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood. A native of DeKalb, Johnson is moving here from Normal.
CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
At 2 p.m. today at the main library, attend a family-friendly concert by the University of Illinois' first female a cappella group, Girls Next Door.
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Family Service Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.
RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.
By MOLLY BENTSEN
The gray chill of a typical central Illinois winter brings dreams to many — faraway blue skies, white sands, golden sunsets. But no worries if your time and your funds require staying closer to home — adventures remain to be had.
By JIM O'BRIEN, ANN HART and WILL REGER
in a sleeping child's palm
— Justice Joseph Prah, Ghana, West Africa
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Q: If my landlord takes me to court to evict me, how much time will I get to move? If I got a 30-day notice from the landlord, do I also get 30 days from the judge to move? And if I have kids, do I get more time to move?
Real talk: Spring is not the only thing that's sprung around here.
You're thirsty for those April showers. I feel you. But springtime in Illinois is a fickle thing, and if you come at it too strong, the season might just slip through your fingers.
What can you do? How can you ensure a successful relationship with spring?
1: Play it cool from the get go.
As soon as I saw the feathers this morning, I remembered what I had forgotten last night. Nine times out of 10, I remember. And most of the time, even when I forget, it's OK.
After reading some emotional and intense books and watching Netflix's "13 Reasons Why," I was ready for something lighter. I picked up a few titles to read and was pleasantly distracted by novels with wit and light-heartedness. All of them were delightful and would be perfect companions to sitting outside in the sun with birds chirping and a glass of lemonade at your side.
Nostalgia is a billion-dollar business.
Just consider recent movies as an example. Sequels have always been big, but more and more, it seems like the newest and hottest movies are reboots.