'Good open water opportunities aren't plentiful'

Runners, swimmers and cyclists trained togethe

The Law Q&A | Abortion fight: Reversal vs. precedence

Alabama just legislated the criminalization of all abortions, including those begat by incest and rape, during any term of the pregnancy except where the life of the mother is at stake. A similar bill is in the works in Ohio.

Deb Aronson | Stories overflowing with silliness


I have recently read two books that fall into the category of ridiculously silly. With the coming of brighter days, it seemed like a good time to share them. Because of their plots, length and vocabulary, they are geared for the younger end of the middle grade reader range.

C-U haiku, May 19, 2019

a barn cat stalks

the space left behind by

an open door

— James Babbs, Stanford, Ill.

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Wildlife in C-U

Photos of wildlife that The News-Gazette's Stephen Haas has seen within the Champaign, Urbana and Savoy city limits between assignments this spring.

Getting Personal: Eileen Borgia

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 74-year-old Urbana resident EILEEN BORGIA, who worked in early-childhood care and education for 50 years, chats with staff writer Paul Wood. Borgia has been an educator and consultant for Head Start and child care workers and has taught college courses on child development and education.

On The Town: Empty Bowls 2019

The Empty Bowls Fundraiser event at Silvercreek Restaurant in Urbana on April 10, 2019

Pet Talk | It's not a zombie invasion

University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

In the Garden | Spotting boxwood blight

Boxwood shrubs are perhaps one of the most planted evergreen shrubs in landscapes around the Midwest. Although they are typically fairly hardy in our area, many suffer from winter injury. In addition, there are a number of other ailments for this shrub that gardeners should be aware of, including a new and very serious threat called boxwood blight.

Religion calendar, May 17-24, 2019

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