CHAMPAIGN — One food pantry has opened on the University of Illinois campus and another is on the way at Parkland College to help needy students coping with hunger.
The new pantry opened by the St. John's Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois — called Newman Shares! — is open two evenings a month on the second and fourth Wednesdays.
I love apple dishes in the autumn, but this recipe for Apple-Brined Chicken Thighs is like nothing I’ve ever seen before.
PAXTON — Mayor Bill Ingold says he's hoping for good weather and several thousand participants Saturday for the admission-free, family-friendly Prairie Days Festival.
A new game store, The Gaming Goat, has opened in the Whiteline building at 723 S. Neil St., C, that also houses El Toro Mexican Restaurant.
The store, owned by Mark Keplinger and Joshua Sawlaw, carries board games, collectible card games and role-playing games, Keplinger said.
I love just about any kind of food, but I have a special spot in my heart for dips because they’re actually fun to eat. Surely, I cannot be alone in this line of thinking.
By Leia Kedem
Though the economy is recovering from rock bottom, times are still tough for many.
When it comes to food, it can seem like every trip to the grocery drains more hard-earned dollars from your pocket. But we all have to eat, right?
DANVILLE — The band, ParaDocs, a five-piece ensemble that plays swing and jazz standards, will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Mardi Gras Courtyard of Vermilion Place, 14 N. Hazel St.
The Mardi Gras Courtyard will open at 5 p.m. to feature steak, chicken and burgers from the grill. Food will be available for purchase throughout the evening.
CHAMPAIGN — Black Dog Smoke & Ale House plans to open a second location, in the former railroad freight station in downtown Champaign, the restaurant's owners said.
The popular barbecue restaurant opened in the former Tod & John's tavern space at 201 N. Broadway Ave., U, in 2009, and has attracted crowds and rave reviews since then.