Optimum Options

Cyclists can explore the rural roads of Champaign County this weekend, and cover a distance of 15 miles, 100 miles or something in between, before 

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: What is long-term future of your genealogy society?

Is your genealogical society "keeping up with the times"? Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter recently addressed this scenario and all genealogical societies need to take note.

His analysis compares the problems faced by other businesses — railroad, newspapers, and computers — and their subsequent coping or failure.

Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments throughout our communities

Dean's list

— Northern Illinois University named the following area students to the dean's list for the spring semester: David Chanthabandith of Champaign, Christian Gregg of Champaign, Samantha Floyd of Mahomet, Drew Ingle of Mahomet, Elizabeth Lamkin of Savoy, and Justin Tosch of Urbana.

Meg Makes: Stromboli hides its deliciousness within

It's no secret that my husband is the best cook in my household and does a lot more cooking than I do.

So I was delighted when I arrived home from work recently to find he'd made stromboli. This turnover comes out of the oven looking like a simple loaf of bread but is full of meat and cheese.

My Amish Home: There's such a thing as too much sleep

"And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, 'Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?' Jesus answered, 'Neither hath this man sinned nor his parents, but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

Younger Generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults in East Central Illinois

National qualifiers

A group of eight local high school students attending Parkland College's Early College and Career Academy recently qualified for a national automotive competition.

To Your Health: Snacks you should know for kids on the go

By Mary Liz Wright

This time of year finds families scrambling into the chaotic fall school activity schedules. In addition to making sure your young scholars have the necessary sports gear/musical instrument/equipment, it is also important that you make sure they are fueled up for their after-school activities.

Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults

CHICAGO (AP) — There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence.

A former partner repeatedly beat her, she says.

Harambe lives: Killed zoo gorilla gets a second life online

CINCINNATI (AP) — Harambe, the Ohio zoo gorilla shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy got into his enclosure, has taken on life after death.

Pet Talk: Pain not always easy to spot


University of Illinois
College of Veterinary Medicine

Everyone has to deal with pain. Whether from a minor cut or a major surgery, pain is part of life for people and their pets.