A Life Remembered: Many have sweet memories of Timpone's matriarch

URBANA — The thousands of folks who've dined through the decades at Timpone's Restaurant may not have realized they were enjoying the creation of a true artist when they ordered dessert.

But anyone who has ever tasted Ginger Timpone's creme brulee — a unique recipe of her design — surely did.

Milo's in Urbana closing at end of February after 20-year run

URBANA — Family restaurant Milo's is closing next month.

The restaurant, which recently celebrated 20 years in business, announced Thursday that its last day will be Feb. 25.

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.

Meg Makes: Oatmeal keeps breakfast quick, healthy

Now that I'm adjusting to life with a newborn, I've found I need healthy breakfasts that can be prepared in advance. Mornings are hectic, so I don't necessarily have time to cook. But skipping breakfast isn't an option, either.

So this dish works really well for me. It's healthy but still feels like a nice treat. It's easily reheated, too, which is crucial.

My Amish Home: Returning from Florida to single digits

"Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:32-33

To Your Health: Easy breakfast meals to start day off right


"Mom, why are you eating in the car?" the question came from my preschooler a few weeks ago.

Today's Special: Burgers, eggs, pastries reign at Urbana's La Royale

URBANA — A new restaurant that features burgers, eggs and pastries has opened in Urbana.

Manager Shai Mauth describes La Royale at 401 N. Broadway Ave. as a sit-in or on-the-go breakfast diner.

"It is a no-frills burger joint with bottomless coffee," Mauth said. "You can get a mug of coffee for $2.50 with unlimited refills. We have good, basic food at minimal prices."

Einstein Bros. Bagels opens location in UI Armory

CHAMPAIGN — For the first time, students will have something to snack on while at the University of Illinois Armory.

Einstein Bros. Bagels opened Tuesday at the Armory after numerous requests for a fresh-food option there.

Illinois Jimmy John's asked to stop selling sprouts after salmonella cases

SPRINGFIELD — State health officials have asked Jimmy John's sandwich shops in Illinois to remove sprouts from their menus while they continue to investigate the source of a salmonella infection cluster.

Flying Machine, Pizza M both leaving downtown Urbana building

URBANA — A pizza place and coffee shop are moving out of their space in downtown Urbana at the end of March.

Flying Machine is closing March 28, but will keep its Avionics coffee shop in midtown Champaign.

And Pizza M is closing at the end of March and moving a block north into the 25 O'Clock Brewery on Griggs Street.