The head of Visit Champaign County said the bid committee is very confident that it did the best job it could in trying to bring the high school boy's basketball state tournament back to Champaign.
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UI Symphony will perform
DANVILLE — The Bunker Hill Historic Area at Kennekuk will be open for the holidays from 2 to 6 p.m. next Sunday.
Refreshments and treats will be available at the Neff Grocery Store, along with old-time recordings of holiday radio programs. Ted and Pat Cundiff will perform dulcimer music at the Red Oak School.
If you like parades you're in luck today. Several area towns will be marching out their Christmas parades — all with their own distinct small-town flavor. Take Rantoul's, starting at 10 a.m. Kellie Wahl, executive director of the Rantoul Chamber of Commerce, called it "well-rounded" and said it brings out the community.
Kris Kringle will be one busy — and, come late morning, bloated — fella today. Among the many places you can catch him locally:
— Breakfast at Paxton Emergency Response Service building, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
CHAMPAIGN — Reservations are being taken for a free ham dinner on Christmas Day.
This annual holiday meal at First Christian Church, 3601 S. Staley Road, C, is open to everyone who would otherwise be alone or without a holiday meal, and reservations are requested by Dec. 22.