Youth news: Champaign 4-H club gets state honor

The Champaign Shamrocks 4-H Club is a recipient of a 2012 State 4-H Club Award in Environment and Natural Resources.

Journalist to speak on life as undocumented immigrant

Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas will visit the University of Illinois campus this week to deliver two lectures about his life as an undocumented immigrant.

Vargas established the organization Define American,, after writing about being an undocumented immigrant in a magazine article.

Tom Schleis Memorial program

Images from the program commerating the life of UI music faculty member Tom Schleis in Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for Perfroming Arts on Oct. 21, 2012.

Illinois Ancestors: Website focuses on Indians, Trail of Tears

Between 1838 and 1839, many Cherokee Indians were "forcibly removed from their homelands in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee to Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. They traveled by foot, horse, wagon or steamboat; many died along the way, which is why the horrific journey was dubbed the 'Trail of Tears.'"

On The Town: Provena Celebration of Taste

Images from the 25th anniversary Celebration of Taste by the Provena Covenant Foundation at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

On The Town: International Hospitality Committee

International Hospitality Committee 60th anniversary reception for hosts,
volunteers and families in Champaign on Sunday October 14, 2012

Popular campus DJ made his mark by learning to express himself

By PHIL JOHNSON/For The News-Gazette

It's 11:50 p.m., and the bass just dropped. Patrons of Red Lion levitate — transported into a world of wobble and rhyme. Strobe lights flash in sync with schizoid sounds. Inhibitions are foreign; the music keeps pourin'.

Three decades of quips may be coming to an end

RANTOUL — Traffic might flow a little faster in a few weeks on Rantoul's North Century Boulevard.

During the last three decades, Bryce Morris' sign at Morris Mufflers and More has provided temptation for drivers to take their eyes off the road. They want to read Morris' latest quip.

Honor Flight: Return to Willard Airport

A crowd was waiting for the members of the October 2012 Honor Flight when it returned to Willard Airport on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.

Bomb squad members suit up to face danger

While everybody else is running away from a possible explosive device, UI police Sgt. Aaron Landers' job is to walk toward it— in an effort to keep everybody else safe.