Weekend highlights, Feb. 22-23
Stories from Saturday and Sunday included talk about a new state test, a new state law and a possible new name for the basketball court at the State Farm Center.
Some examples, in case you missed them:
Christine Des Garennes looked at the prospects of naming rights for the floor at the renovated State Farm Center. (You may have heard support for naming the floor for Lou Henson.)
Julie Wurth wrote that some school superintendents are not fans of a new state test.
Noelle McGee wrote about the change in state law that will allow same-sex marriage and the affect that's having on individuals and businesses.
Jeff D'Alession asked some interested parties what their first upgrade would be at the State Farm Center.
Don Dodson provided a snapshot from the first data to be released from the Census of Agriculture, including that Illinois ranked seventh overall in the U.S. in total agricultural production.
And Dodson's It's Your Business column tells you about the return of Heartland Gallery as well as some restaurant news and other items.
Our lead editorial continued to urge support for the "Yes for Independent Maps" movement.
Ed Scharlau was our "Getting Personal" Q&A.
Claire Daly, who won two awards from the local photo competition earlier this month, talked about her love for the art form in our Studio Visit.
Paul Wood told you about a University of Illinois professor who is headed to SXSW with "Chef Watson," which combines food ingredients in ways that might not have occurred to you.
Melissa Merli previewed the upcoming Hatch Festival, which is expanding this year.
Patrick Wade wrote about the lack of shelter space in Champaign-Urbana.
Julie Wurth wrote about a woman who volunteered at the Sarajevo Olympics, who is sharing her memories at an exhibit on campus.
Matt Daniels wrote about Aaron Jordan, who has committed to play basketball at Illinois.
Loren Tate looked at the increasing frequency of transfers and its effect on college basketball.