C-U haiku, April 30, 2017



in a sleeping child's palm

stolen coin

— Justice Joseph Prah, Ghana, West Africa

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John Roska: Judges have leeway in handling eviction orders

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?

A long time coming for Champaign County History Museum

CHAMPAIGN — The county now has a history museum for the future.

The brand-new Champaign County History Museum has just opened, and it's shiny and bright like a new penny, with a surprising wealth of objects and exhibits from a relatively small geographical area.

In the Garden: Know what you're up against


Are pests and diseases wreaking havoc on your plants indoors or outside? It is bound to happen every once in a while, but before you start to treat the problem, it is important to figure out what the exact problem is.

The definition of a pest is an annoying or troublesome person, animal or thing in other words, a nuisance.

Religion calendar, April 28-May 4, 2017

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A bit of trivia on eve of Garth Brooks' visit to C-U

Garth Brooks is a man of contradictions and many interests. The News-Gazette’s Paul Wood assembled legends and lore of the biggest thing to ever come to the State Farm Center — four concerts over three days, starting Friday.

You might know a lot of these if you’re a big fan. Some, like his grunge-rock Chris Gaines persona and a minor league baseball try, you might just want to forget.

Lyric Theatre at Illinois: Light in the Piazza

"1950s Tuscany provides the setting for this Tony Award-winning story of love and hope, fears and expectations." from the Krannert Center calendar. 

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestor: County maps back on library's website

Chicago's Newberry Library has added the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (1629-2000) back to its website at These interactive maps show how the boundaries of each states' counties have changed over time. (Be sure to click on Boundary Animations.)

My Amish Home: Never put a quilt in a garbage bag

"And Samuel said, hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams, for rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry." 1 Samuel 15:22-23

Meg Makes: Friendly baking produces great custard

I had a fun weekend with my baking friends, after what felt like too long a break. This was one of the recipes we tried.

The original came from Rachael Ray, but my friends and I doctored it up with extra spices and vanilla.