The Champaign Shamrocks 4-H Club is a recipient of a 2012 State 4-H Club Award in Environment and Natural Resources.
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, http://www.defineamerican.com, after writing about being an undocumented immigrant in a magazine article.
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.'"
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'.
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.
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.