No more pencils, no more books...

School's out for most in kids Champaign schools today. But for many area seniors, one final goodbye awaits.

Finishing stretch

Notes-Worthy: Zack Widup

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with Zack Widup, admin/photographer for C.U. Bands and Fans and a ham radio operator

You know a lot of history in C.U. with live local music. How long have you been a fan and who was your favorite band to go and hear back in the day?

Work on new home to start in June

CHAMPAIGN — Daily Bread Soup Kitchen plans to start construction next month on a $700,000 remodeling project to turn a former Champaign bar into its new location and move there this fall.

Outdoor concerts aplenty this summer

Outdoor concerts mean music and sunscreen during the day, maybe with some cool treats.

Come late afternoon, early evening, there's something special about the sounds echoing as the sun slowly sets.

Top of the morning, May 26, 2016

Here's the scoop on one of the area's yummiest fundraisers: Saturday's Champaign-Urbana Kiwanis Club all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast (7:30-11 a.m.) at Bromley Hall, 910 S. Third St, C:

— There's been a lot of batter in the first 21 years: About 10,000 guests have devoured 31,000 pancakes.

My Amish Home: No more wedding; time for more weeding

"He that saith 'I know him' and keepeth not his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected; hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk even as he walked." 1 John 2:4-6

Younger Generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults in East Central Illinois

Kiwanas Club honors C-U teens

The Champaign-Urbana Kiwanis Club recognized 18 teens from Champaign-Urbana's six high schools as "outstanding juniors" during the service club's annual high school recognition luncheon May 19 at the Hawthorn Convention Center. Each teen received a copy of the book "Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens" and a certificate.

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Social media helpful to genealogical researchers

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) continues to offer free webinars to anyone who registers. The next session, at 8 p.m. June 14, is described on the ISGS website and is sure to attract new participants. "Social media isn't just for teenagers anymore!

Tom Kacich: 100 years ago, C-U prepared for war

One hundred years ago this week Champaign-Urbana did its part to stir support for entry into World War I and even to lay the groundwork for the construction of Chanute Field at Rantoul.

Area history, May 25, 2016

Today is Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago: