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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.

CUDO's Pro Show highlights design stars

The Indi Go Artist Co-op presents the second annual CUDO Pro Show.

The opening reception runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Indi Go Gallery, 9 E. University Ave., C.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Don't miss annual art fair