Entertainment listings, March 22-29, 2018


Park district Easter-egg hunts

This weekend


What: A good, old-fashioned egg hunt for ages 0-13. Hunting in waves this year, with the first egg hunt starting at 12:15 p.m. for ages 0-4 years. At 12:30 p.m., 5-8 year olds, and 9-13 year olds at 12:50 p.m. Bring a basket.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. March 24.

Entertainment listings, March 15-22, 2018


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Just Askin' | Updating bank ratings

Q: Do you have the latest local bank ratings?

A: Since our last update in December 2016, five banks in East Central Illinois improved their star rating, as determined by BauerFinancial, and four banks dropped.

Entertainment listings, March 1-8, 2018


This weekend


What: Urbana is holding an international-themed First Friday for March. Balinese gamelan music and dance by the Bali Lantari ensemble at the library. Special night of music at IMC featuring Congolese musician Jean RenéBalekita opening, followed by CU's new salsa band Timbalú.

When: March 2.

Bank to sue Vermilion housing authority over default on $1.6M loan

ROSSVILLE — Officials with Longview Bank and Trust informed Vermilion County Housing Authority board members on Tuesday that they plan to file a lawsuit against the local agency for defaulting on a $1.6 million loan.

Getting Personal: Dan Marker

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 39-year-old Champaign resident Dan Marker chats with staff writer Paul Wood. Marker is about to become president of Hickory Point Bank's Champaign region. The Mahomet-Seymour grad is excited about the job, but between the long hours and two young children, his golf game is suffering.

First Busey's fourth-quarter income up despite one-time charges

CHAMPAIGN — The recently passed corporate tax cuts should ultimately be beneficial for First Busey Corp. But first, the holding company for Busey Bank had to eat a one-time $8.1 million charge on tax-deferred assets.

Family Checkbook: Holiday debt got you singing the credit-card blues?


January is the month the holiday bills arrive and our budgets feel stretched! It's easy to feel overwhelmed by debt payments and end up avoiding them. But when you don't take control of your debt payments, the interest charges pile up — and grow and grow! Let's consider strategies to help take control of credit-card bills.

Hickory Point Bank mortgage manager to be president of Champaign region

CHAMPAIGN — Decatur-based Hickory Point Bank announced a new president for its Champaign region.

Beginning Feb. 8, Dan Marker will be taking over as the region's president, replacing Steve Tock.

Tock, who has been the region's president since he joined in 2002, will continue working full-time as the bank's senior lender in the region.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 2018


This weekend


What: An annual literary festival, featuring readings by three visiting authors, CM Burroughs, Rachael Hanel and Vu Tran, who will also lead craft talks on writing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction; an editors' panel; a book fair and more.

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 27.