To Your Health | Try a new twist on roasted vegetables with turnips

If you are looking for a way to prepare vegetables that enhances their natural flavor, roasting is a winning strategy.

Vegetables brown and caramelize while roasting, giving them a crispy texture on the outside and a sweeter flavor. A great vegetable for roasting that can be often overlooked is the turnip.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 9-16, 2018


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What: Carnival operating daily until Aug. 11. Daily music entertainment, pig races and a petting zoo are free attractions. Daily livestock shows, food, exhibits and evening grandstand entertainment: barnyard tractor pull, Aug. 9; rodeo, Aug. 10; demolition derby, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

When: Aug. 9-11.

Jim Dey | Poverty's pain being felt all across Illinois

Fifty-two of Illinois' 102 counties face severe poverty issues, according to a study by a Chicago-based research group.

New data from the Social IMPACT Research Center at Heartland Alliance shows that poverty has increased from last year "when 30 ... counties were on the Poverty Watch or Poverty Warning lists."

Entertainment listings, Aug. 2-9, 2018


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Schnucks' new rewards program: 2 percent cash back

CHAMPAIGN — After eliminating its popular fuel-rewards program, the Schnucks grocery chain replaced it Wednesday with a 2 percent cash-back rewards program.

Family Checkbook | Decrease food cost and waste by planning

One thing we all have in common: We need food.

Likely, every week you spend money on food. How can you keep your costs down?

Planning our food purchases and comparison-shopping can help. Planning your meals helps keep food costs down and decreases food wastage as well.

Planning includes:

— Checking what's in your cupboard, refrigerator and freezer.

Entertainment listings, July 26-Aug. 2, 2018


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Community Wellness | Feel good about the food you choose

Summer is a great time to shake up your eating habits, thanks to the large selection and lower price of fresh fruits and veggies.

But changing isn't always easy, especially with all the conflicting information, dieting "rules" and guidelines that seem to change by the day.

C-U Public Health District launching Saturday hours

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is launching Saturday hours this summer.

The health district said it is adding the hours at its location at 201 W. Kenyon Road, C, for the benefit of people who can't get there during the work week. It will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month.

Religion calendar, July 20-27, 2018

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