I love social media for many reasons, but I find Facebook, in particular, is a wonderful place to share ideas about food and recipes.
Recently, Kathy Wallig of Urbana, one of my Facebook friends, posted about a genius strategy for corn on the cob.
HOOPESTON — Stephen and Holly Eyrich are the only residents in Hoopeston with a steam engine parked in the driveway.
I believe the gift of a plant, especially one that bears fruit, might be the best way to remind someone to think of you often.
By Leia Kedem
Everyone back on a normal sleep schedule? Check. New shoes broken in? Check. Backpacks fully loaded? Check. Frozen pizza for dinner? Wait a minute.
Wherever there is butter, Pepsi and music, you'll find Corny, the lovable but enigmatic mascot of the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival.
Though he will work 18 hour days this weekend — the festival lasts till 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday — Corny managed to squeeze in an interview with The News-Gazette.
The Sangamon River Music Festival in downtown Mahomet offers free entertainment for everyone.
The event runs from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday on Mahomet's Main Street.
The annual festival offers carnival rides, a food court, beer tent, vendors and music.
I love it when my universes collide.
Earlier this summer, WDWS-WHMS-WKIO, sister stations of The News-Gazette, had a promotion during which the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck visited their station. They also had a contest, with the prize of free potatoes for a year.
DANVILLE — Greg Lazzell often likes to point out that Danville students receive one of the cheapest square meals in town.
He hopes to make it even cheaper for more students in the 2015-16 school year. As in free for everyone.