Ask 'Mimi' May 25, 2014

Of all the performances coming up at Krannert Center in its next season, which one do you not want to miss?

Reluctant Townie: Nashville food strategy goes up in smoke

Well folks, I'm out of town. I got a job that sent me to Nashville to train at their corporate headquarters for the remainder of May — forget about Memorial Day weekend.

Area history, May 24, 2014

Today is Saturday, May 24, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago.

Top of the Morning, May 24, 2014

With the University of Illinois vying for the Barack Obama presidential library, we asked an expert from the nation's No. 1 library school for his take.

Area history, May 23, 2014

Today is Friday, May 23, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Words of wisdom for high school grads

With a dozen local high schools holding graduation this weekend, we asked four college Dean's List regulars: What's the one smart tip the Class of 2014 won't find in the student handbook?

Shelby Duitsman

Bradley '14

via St. Joseph-Ogden

Work underway on memorial mural for C-U's Chef Ra

CHAMPAIGN — Langston Allston didn't know James "Ra" Wilson Jr. personally. But his parents did. And so did many other people in Champaign-Urbana.

Top of the Morning, May 23, 2014

While Illinois played its second-round game in the Big Ten baseball tournament against Ohio State on Thursday, coverage on the BTN was nowhere to be found.

Was there breaking news from Jim Delany? Another addition to the league? A big-time firing?

No. No. And no.

Mayor praises Monticello alderman

MONTICELLO — The mayor says Vince Kuetemeyer cared about the city to the very end — when Monticello's two-term Ward IV alderman died from complications due to cancer.

Kuetemeyer had served on the city council since being elected in 2007, and earned another term in 2011.

News-Gazette stories about abandoned newborn

Editor's note: Illinois legislators in 2001 passed the Abandoned Newborn Protection Act, providing that parents could give their children up at a number of designated "safe havens" and face no criminal charges.