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John Roska: What happens to debt after death?

Q: Can others be liable for my debts after I die? In particular, if I make someone my power of attorney, to help pay my bills, will they have to repay my debts after I die? I don't want to burden anyone with my debts.

A: No. People don't inherit debt. Helping you pay your bills doesn't make someone liable for those bills.

Preserving the moment

A vivarium that used to give a home to campus ducks, a church renovation that revealed old beauties, a new home for a favorite pizza place, a school turned into a museum and other projects will be honored with PACA Heritage Awards today. The program begins at 2 p.m. at the Community United Church, 805 S. Sixth St., C.

2016 Ebertfest Primer

CHAMPAIGN — The buzzword for Roger Ebert's Film Festival: diversity.

The annual event has always strived for that but is paying particular attention to it this year, following the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.

2016 Ebertfest schedule

After Tuesday's 7 p.m. screening of "Everybody Wants Some!!" at Foellinger Auditorium, it's showtime at the Virginia in downtown Champaign. The 12-film lineup for Ebertfest 18:

Reluctant Townie: What we know about the Panama Papers

Last week, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published a collection of millions of financial documents leaked from Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based law firm. The 2.6 terabytes of data, which span over 40 years worth of the company's records, have been dubbed "The Panama Papers." It's the largest leak of its kind in history.

Top of the morning, April 10, 2016

Andy Kluesner will remember his round at the ritzy King and Bear Golf Course in St. Augustine, Fla., not for how he played (94) but what he did in between shots.

Today's Special: New tea shop owner blending old and new

CHAMPAIGN — As a 5-year-old taking cello lessons in downtown Champaign, Hilary Porter would pop into the Walnut Street Tea Co. twice a week with her mom.

"I would always get the Sioux City Sarsaparilla and a Panda Licorice bar," Porter said.

1 year later: Friends of crash victim pay tribute

CHAMPAIGN — A Centennial graduate who was killed a year ago in a plane crash will have an endowed scholarship in his name at Illinois State University, thanks to donations from family, friends and colleagues.

The first Andy Butler endowed scholarship will be awarded this fall to an ISU basketball player, said Mr. Butler's fiancee, Jamie Fox.

Training begins this month for new CASA volunteers

URBANA — The Champaign County Court-Appointed Special Advocates program is in need of volunteers to speak up for the more than 350 abused and neglected children in Champaign County Circuit Court.

Area history, April 9, 2016

Today is Saturday, April 9, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago: