Today's Special: Joe's Pizza expanding to Tuscola

TUSCOLA — Making pizza has been a way of life for Tony Vitale since he was a toddler.

Soon he will have his own pizzeria in downtown Tuscola.

When Tony was 1 year old, his father, Joe, founded Joe's Pizza in Paris, Ill., in 1973.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2017


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What: Presented by Hoopeston Jaycees. National Sweetheart Pageant, midway, beer tent, flea market, display area, car show, 5K, truck and tractor pull, demo derby, contests, entertainment including Jo Dee Messina with Forgotten Highway at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2, and more.

My Amish Home: Laid up with leg pain during a full week

"Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle forever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

Meg Makes: Making most of Michigan blueberries

One of my friends takes an annual vacation to Michigan and generously brings me a 5-pound box of blueberries.

I could probably eat all those berries fresh, but this year, my husband got serious about baking with them.

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."