End of the beginning: Linder to step down

URBANA — While tonight's banquet will celebrate the C-U One-to-One mentors and their mentees, it will also serve as a farewell to the program's founder.

Barbara Linder is retiring after 22 years as a do-it-all coordinator. Next stop: TBA.

'As I grow older, I've changed and she's grown with me'

CHAMPAIGN — Growing up in a home as one of six children, Tianna Lee didn't always get the kind of individual attention she might have needed.

"Everybody was doing their own thing," she said. "Everybody was just busy."

Area history, May 5, 2016

Today is Thursday, May 5, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Frank's Faves: Mom on the big screen

Ever see your mom in a movie? I have ... in quite a few, actually.

Top of the morning, May 5, 2016

Brad Diel does heavy lifting for United Way of Champaign County.

Especially today.

He's charged with getting some 200 handbags from Church Street to Pear Tree Estate in time for tonight's popular and purposeful fundraiser, Power of the Purse. "He transports them in a large trailer hitched to his pickup truck," fellow staff member Becca Guyette said. "True story."

Area history, May 4, 2016

Today is Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Go figure, UI edition: May 4, 2016

A numerical look at campus headlines


Big Ten universities that can lay claim to having our 44th president deliver their commencement addresses.

Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments throughout our communities

Major scholarship

Kirstin Phelps, a Ph.D. student in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, is one of 90 doctoral students in the United States and Canada selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

Meg Makes: Summer salad inspired by Far East

My sister and I recently planned a lunch for my mom's birthday, and this salad provided an easy and refreshing focus.

We served it with green beans sauted in sesame oil, homemade pot stickers (I'm still perfecting my technique) and fortune cookies.

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Theater scene

Champaign-Urbana teens will showcase their performance art works at 6 p.m. Sunday as part of a Mother's Day tribute at the Orpheum Theater.