To Your Health | Stocking your pantry for quick weeknight meals, Part II


Having a well-stocked pantry and freezer is your summer secret to healthy, tasty meals. Though kids will be out of school, schedules do not usually get any lighter.

In some ways, putting together a quick meal can be even more difficult with additional trips to the park or pool.

Pet Talk | Weddings gone wild at Minnesota zoo

MINNEAPOLIS — Daniel Sperling was expecting a very special guest at his wedding last September. Just days before the big event, though, the star attendee hit a certain snag.

Getting Personal: Jeff Yockey

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 56-year-old Urbana resident Jeff Yockey, a board member of Champaign County Bikes and a member of the CU Bike Month planning team, chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood.

How is C-U Bike Month going?

Patricia Hruby Powell: 'The 57 Bus' will spark discussion

"The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed Their Lives" (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017) is nonfiction brilliantly pieced together by journalist Dashka Slater.

Letter from Birdland | Our little fish is swimming away

A little more than 22 years ago, we were at the firefighters' fish fry, an annual all-you-can-eat fundraiser for our volunteer fire department. I enjoyed my dinner and lost track of how many times I went back for seconds. Later that evening, in the maternity ward, I realized I probably shouldn't have enjoyed it quite so much. But eventually, we had a little fish of our own to bring home.

The Law Q&A | Uber move puts arbitration in the news


Library events, May 20-27, 2018

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

C-U haiku, May 20, 2018


Four Sundays with snow

Two weeks of spring, then summer

Illinois seasons— Sally Wolf, Paxton

Submissions may be made to with C-U haiku in the subject line. Include your name and city, along with your haiku. Submissions may be edited.

The Reluctant Townie | Donald and Sean trade pleasantries

The president of the United States gently turned the handle of the White House bathtub, slipped off his terrycloth bathrobe and disappeared under the surface of a steaming bubble bath.

On the Town: Women's Building Clinic

The Women's Build Clinic event at Lowes in Champaign on April 19, 2018.