Entertainment calendar, Nov. 23-30, 2017


This weekend


What: Urbana High School Student Senate hosts a dinner with all the trimmings for those who are in need of a warm, comfortable environment to spend their Thanksgiving. Reservations are not needed, but call ahead for a ride.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 23.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 23, 2017

I hope you read our story earlier this week on the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation doling out $37,000-plus to 93 teachers. How they did it — a Prize Patrol hand-delivering oversized checks — was as clever as it was entertaining.

Urbana school board approves $10 million tax-levy increase

URBANA — Owners of real estate in the Urbana school district could see slightly higher school taxes next year.

On Tuesday, the Urbana school board voted 7-0 to approve its 2017 tax levy.

Champaign council OKs splitting vacant frat house's lot in two

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign City Council voted Tuesday night for a lot modification that paves the way for a new apartment complex and University of Illinois fraternity house.

BTN to avoid Chief logo in broadcasts, merchandise

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URBANA — The Big Ten Network has agreed to avoid images of the Chief Illiniwek logo during its Illini broadcasts following a complaint about its coverage of the Nov. 11 football game against Indiana.

Go figure, Nov. 21, 2017

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Part 60: Giving thanks

This being the year the UI celebrates birthday No. 150, we caught up with graduates from across the globe who have gone on to big things. Every Tuesday throughout 2017, Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales. Today, in Part 60: Thanks to ...

Local public schools get creativity boost

The Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation’s ‘Prize Patrol’ worked overtime last week, delivering
$37,000-plus worth of oversized checks to 93 teachers in Champaign’s Unit 4 and Urbana’s District 116.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 21, 2017

On Tuesdays, we'll introduce the kids behind "High School Confidential." Today: Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley senior HAILEY RUTLEDGE.

As a member of GCMS' enthusiastic student cheering section — the Red Army — the senior will be rooting hard for the Falcons at Friday's Class 2A football title game in DeKalb.

UI's Rhodes scholar joins a select few

CHICAGO — Thinking he had tanked his interview with the judges, Thomas Dowling phoned home Saturday and asked his mom if she would drive over to the Chicago History Museum from their South Side home to pick him up.