Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played Chicago's United Center on Tuesday. I gave Champaign's Bob Healy, who attended with wife Julie, a homework assignment: review the three-hour-plus, 33-song concert.
Healy has a history with the Boss. As a freshman at the UI, he was at Springsteen's Assembly Hall gig in February 1980. He also saw him in '84 in Rosemont.
John Dimit's annual bus trek to the mountains of Colorado does a lot of good for a lot of people.
"Bottom line," the longtime Urbana school board president said, "is that I love to ski."
CHAMPAIGN — A grain storage bin at The Andersons facility failed overnight Sunday, corn spilling out when a wall split.
Workers at the elevators at 3515 County Rd 800 E. discovered the accident when they reported Monday morning.
Not only was the weather fantastic for Tyla Zimmerman’s first solo crack at piloting a plane, the flight plan wasn’t bad, either.
What started as small talk at an Illinois football tailgate last fall wound up as a goodwill adventure to Haiti for Champaign's Dan Tappendorf.
Bob Furtney's annual contribution to 143-year-old Mount Vernon United Methodist doesn't fit in a collection plate. The Champaign farmer donates 10-12 mature pigs to make possible one of the area's longest-running events of its kind, Saturday's 48th Annual Pancake and Sausage Day Extravaganza (8 a.m. start).
Some weekend basketball leftovers ...
— Finishing a close second to John Groce's Illini on Sunday in terms of excitement was the halftime act, which had State Farm Center buzzing.
The Firecrackers are an energized rope-jumping outfit based in Kings Mill, Ohio, made up of girls in grades 3-8. They worked halftime of Wisconsin's game on Saturday before traveling to C-U.