A glimpse of spring and our hands involuntarily quiver and quake with each rise in degree on the thermometer. Tremors that aren't registered on the Richter scale but on the pickup scale, determined by the number of truck-size piles of branches blemishing our landscapes.
If you are hankering to prune something, the following plants should be pruned by early March, before the buds open.
Medical professionals urge anyone suffering chronic insomnia to see a doctor
CHAMPAIGN — If Charlie Brown had insomnia, this would be the weekend he'd probably be saying something like, "We've got another time change to worry about."
Today is Saturday, March 8, 2014. News reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago on this date:
"Kids were running all over the streets, causing chaos for everyone!" — Betsy Hendrick
At 74, Betsy Hendrick isn't into the shenanigans that played out on campus Friday. But her description of her era's Unofficial St. Patrick's Day — the infamous Water Fights at the University of Illinois — had a familiar ring to it.
Chuck Knox of Villa Grove, who has served on the Douglas County Board for 12 years, will not seek re-election in the fall.
Today is Friday, March 7, 2014. News reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago on this date:
Today is Friday, March 7, the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
Before the NCAA tournament pairings are announced, get ready for an onslaught of college basketball. Turn to most channels, and you are bound to see a game from some tiny conference you didn't know existed. To T.O.T.M., there is another word for this: heaven.
Comedian Patton Oswalt also slated to attend
CHAMPAIGN — Oliver Stone is coming to Ebertfest — and the Oscar-winning filmmaker is bringing one of his greatest hits with him.
Officials confirmed Thursday that Stone will be in Champaign-Urbana next month to show "Born on the Fourth of July" — 25 years after Roger Ebert gave the Vietnam War drama a four-star rating.
A long-time employee of WDWS Radio is being honored by the Illinois Broadcasters Association. Jim Turpin, the host of "Penny for Your Thoughts", a live call-in program airing Monday through Friday on WDWS, has been named as a recipient of the prestigious "Broadcast Pioneer Award".