Studio Visit: Jodi Adams

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a visit with Jodi Adams of Urbana. The photographer, yoga instructor, sky-diving instructor and co-owner of Reflect Yoga Therapy in Champaign, recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

'Boring is a blessing'

CHAMPAIGN — As things go, Israeli-Palestinian writer Sayed Kashua had it pretty good back in Israel.

Main Street/Homer: This place really pops

Homer has a way of hanging on to its history.

Walk down Main Street, and on the south side, you see "1892" atop the Masonic building at Main and Wabash.

Homer Lodge No. 199 A.F. & A.M. has just refurbished the building with loving care. From an attic that had been left to the decades, members found enough cool stuff to make a mini-museum in the structure.

Business listings, Jan. 24, 2016

These applications for assumed business names were filed recently with the Champaign County clerk's office:

Andy's Handyman, 310 E. Chalmers St., Apt. 312, C, Andy Jiang, same address.

Big Booty Gang, 801 E. Oakland Ave., Apt. 107, U, Gordon Phillips, same address.

China Garden, 114-M N. Vine St., U, Suwen Zheng, 308 E. Green St., #804, C.

Area history, Jan. 24, 2016

Today is Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Jan. 24, 2016

We asked some of Illinois' all-time greats and big-time fans: What's priority No. 1 for the next athletic director?

Primary Primer: Do we Matter?

Two veteran presidential political observers have two entirely different opinions on whether the Illinois primary election will matter in the selection of presidential candidates this year.

Reluctant Townie: 'The X-Files': A history of my nerd love

Tonight, "The X-Files" returns to television as a six-episode event series on Fox.

Ask 'Mimi,' Jan. 24, 2016

Didn't Danville native Irving Azoff manage the Eagles?

Yes, early in his career. The uber-manager has been quoted as saying he's heartbroken over Eagle co-founder Glenn Frey's death Monday at age 67. The death was attributed to rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia.