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Champaign's bid boosted by arena updates

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois boys' state basketball tournament has been played primarily in two locations in its 106-year history — Champaign from 1919-1995, and its current home in Peoria.

Info meeting on immigration reform set for Dec. 2 in Urbana

Days after the President announced his plans for immigration reform, the wheels are in motion in Champaign-Urbana to get people ready for the changes.

Prizes up for bid at Festival of Trees

All his exes live in Texas, but one of George Strait's guitars lives in Champaign, where the signed instrument will be one of the prizes of the 19th annual Festival of Trees.

Urbana opting not to contribute money to IHSA basketball bid

The mayor of Urbana said the city supports bringing the high school boys basketball state tournament back to Champaign, but she said Urbana just doesn't have the extra money right now to contribute to the bid.

Back in hosting business, C-U aims to please

CHAMPAIGN — Starting today, Don Wauthier will have nine busy days providing logistical help to schools advancing to next week's IHSA football championships, back in town after a year in DeKalb.

Savoy pledges money to IHSA basketball bid

The Savoy Village Board has approved committing several thousand dollars per year toward the bid to bring the high school boys basketball state tournament back to Champaign.

Village Manager Dick Helton said if the tournament were to return to State Farm Center, Savoy would commit $5,000 per year during the five year contract.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 20-27, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Festival of Trees draws near

CHAMPAIGN — The 19th annual Festival of Trees, a fund-raiser held by the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana, will be held later this month at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23.

Here's what's happening on the holiday scene

Snowflake Ball kicks off Festival of Trees

The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana will host The Snowflake Ball, its signature Daddy Daughter Dance, sponsored by Busey Bank, this Friday.

Weekend update: Danville kicks off holiday season

Downtown Danville Inc. and others in the city are pulling out all the stops today to welcome the season and the holidays, with A Winter's Gathering featuring free events at the historic Fischer Theatre, special events at downtown businesses, and a parade at 5:30 p.m. that will end at the David S.