This weekend, participants in Hack Illinois will try to show off high-tech prowess for bragging rights, as well as some cash, prizes
4,300 cans of Red Bull: Check.
Today is Saturday, April 12, 2014. News reports from 50 and 15 years ago on this date:
When Shawn Tabeling was growing up, baseball strictly was a summer sport.
When it turned cold outside, "I played basketball," he said.
A lot has changed since the 41-year-old Champaign Central grad was running around the neighborhood, trying his hand at every sport he could.
CHAMPAIGN — A retired Illinois State Police captain has been tapped to lead Parkland College's police department.
William Colbrook, a 26-year veteran of the Illinois State Police, will start his new job on May 1, pending approval by the Parkland College Board of Trustees on Tuesday.
Even Mother Nature procrastinates. Or at least this year she's gone back to bed and pulled the blanket over her head. She is wisely waiting for warmer days. The spring of 2014 has been slow to arrive, and our plants are showing the effects.
RANTOUL — The former Barbara Gage remembers she was in high school when she had the dream. She told her boyfriend it was "a terrible dream."
The boyfriend was John Bonacorsi, the man she would later marry. She told him she dreamed she was going to marry a preacher. They both agreed it would not be good. Then they laughed.
On Saturday night, the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation honors four local legends at its annual gala:
Distinguished Alumni: Jim Wicks (Central '81), Bhavia Wagner (Urbana '74).
Local Hero: Marc Changnon (Central '70).
Local Business Community Impact: Paul Tatman (Urbana '58).
Today is Friday, April 11, 2014. News reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
CHAMPAIGN — When volunteers report for this year's Austin's Day Saturday, Chris Piper, Diana Dudzienski and Josh Smothers will be there.
And they'll bring something in common — a willingness to serve that underlines the annual event that sends student and adult volunteers out into the community to help make it a better place.
This weekend, two former Urbana Tigers and a pair of one-time Central Maroons will join Roger Ebert, Bonnie Blair and other local legends as Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation honorees. Leading up to Saturday night's gala, we're telling their stories. Up today: Jim Wicks, Champaign Central Class of '81.