Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Urbana native a recipient of MacArthur Foundation's 'genius grant'

URBANA — It's not $1 million, but it's pretty darn close.

Urbana native Kristina Olson, who was honored last spring with a $1 million early career grant from the National Science Foundation, is one of 25 winners of this year's MacArthur "genius grants," which carry a $625,000 prize.

Her mom, Pam Olson, called Thursday's announcement "unbelievable."

UI campus plans total tobacco ban in 2019

URBANA — If you're headed to the University of Illinois, leave the chewing tobacco at home.

Starting next August, the campus no-smoking policy will be extended to include all smokeless tobacco products, from chewing tobacco to dissolvable tobacco "orbs" and strips.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 4-11, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend

39TH ANNUAL HARVEST DAZE

Entertainment listings, Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

THE PYGMALION FESTIVAL

What:

Fuel your body well during long-distance races

It’s the time of year when many runners are lo

Savoy Recreation Center's new weight room a popular draw

SAVOY — The new upstairs weight room at the Savoy Recreation Center has been a popular addition, program supervisor Kollin Marquardt said.

The weight room opened last month, and it's available for both those with memberships and others on a daily-pass basis, he said.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 13-20, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

VERMILION RIVER FALL FESTIVAL AND FARMERS MARKET

Going the distance

Craig Virgin, the most successful distance run

Entertainment listings, Sept. 6-13, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

CAF AIRPOWER HISTORY TOUR

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

EVENTS

This weekend

NATIONAL SWEETCORN FESTIVAL

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