Entertainment listings, Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2018


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Several area mayors to feel pangs of meager diet for a day

The mayors of three local cities are going to eat today like 1.9 million Illinoisans do year-round: on $4.47, the average daily SNAP benefit for an individual in this state.

My Amish Home | Getting a small taste of autumn in summer

"Praise ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

Bar ready to tap into new life it poured into downtown Champaign building

CHAMPAIGN — As a business, the Pour Bros. taproom won't have much in common with the car dealership that started out in its building.

But when construction crews were digging trenches for new pipes into the Overland-Rickard Company building, they stumbled on a beer bottle from a local brewing company that no longer exists.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Aug. 26, 2018

It has been this area's last, best festival of summer for the past 75 years, and will be for the next 75 as long as it's held each Labor Day weekend.

Religion calendar, Aug. 24-31, 2018

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Construction means some new UI students get a pre-meal walk

URBANA — Dinnertime will mean a two-block walk for students at the Illinois Street Residence Halls this year, but new roomies Xavier Uribe and Rafael Martinez don't seem to mind.

"It'll help us to get to know the campus," Uribe said Thursday as the two Chicago freshmen carted a Cubs lamp and other belongings into their room at Wardall Hall.

Refurbished bar will reopen without that Kam's smell

CHAMPAIGN — When the so-called home of the drinking Illini reopens, it will be missing one of its most famous features.

That Kam's smell.

"It doesn't stink" after a full regrouting, new owner Scott Cochrane said Thursday. "The stuff that was sitting in the grout lines was a big part of the stink."

Entertainment listings, Aug. 23-30, 2018


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Champaign's first 'festival district' designation set Friday

CHAMPAIGN — Patrons of many downtown Champaign bars and restaurants will be able to drink alcohol outdoors Friday night, thanks to the first mayoral designation of a "festival district."