Today's Special: Memorial Stadium upgrades gameday menu

CHAMPAIGN — When fans head to Memorial Stadium this fall to cheer on Lovie Smith's Illini, they will have new options at the concession stand.

Terry Conlon, director of food and beverage for athletic venues at the University of Illinois, said Memorial Stadium is upgrading its gameday menu.

Weekend Planner: They're all ears

The Urbana Sweetcorn Festival is taking a real locavore approach this year for its 43rd incarnation, offering up 20,000 ears of locally grown sweet corn and an entertainment lineup this afternoon and evening that features some of the area's best bands. People can also buy locally crafted beers at some of the nine downtown bars and carry them throughout the festival grounds.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 24-31, 2017


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My Amish Home: Plank family reunion a shot in the arm

"He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it." Matthew 10:37-39.

Meg Makes: Peach salsa a perfect combo of sweet, hot

My mom and I were canning salsa this weekend when she had a genius idea.

A family friend gave us peaches from his tree, so my mom suggested we try making peach salsa. Many of the ingredients were the same, so we went for it.

Today's Special: Buffalo Wild Wings suits up for sports in Savoy

SAVOY — The home of the Illini coaches radio shows on WDWS 1400-AM is open once again following a major renovation project.

"The remodel took 12 days," said Lauren Parish of Buffalo Wild Wings, 1335 Savoy Plaza, Savoy. "We know our loyal guests will be thrilled with the improvements we have made, and we are very appreciative of their patience during the construction."

Weekend Planner: Tasting the possibilities

The Taste of Champaign-Urbana, the cities' premiere festival — well, don't tell the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival folks we said that — continues from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today at West Side Park.

Eclipse on the menu at next 'Astronomy on Tap'

URBANA — If you want to brush up on your solar-eclipse facts — and maybe pick up a pair of eclipse glasses — here's your chance.

The ongoing "Astronomy on Tap" informational series continues today with a session devoted to Monday's big event.

It's scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. at Pizza M, 208 W. Main St., U.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 17-24, 2017


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My Amish Home: At long last, quilt is out of the frame

"If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another comforter, that he may abide with you forever. Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John 14:15-18