(City) Center of attention

CHAMPAIGN — Since opening April 2, City Center has become the go-to place in C-U to hear national up-and-coming country musicians.

Just 1 Question: How has Arcola's music department helped you grow as a musician?

The school music program in the heart of Amish country is making history.

Fourteen members of the Arcola Junior and Senior High School music department have been invited to perform at Saturday's Illinois Music Education Association District 5 Festival at Eastern Illinois University.

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Gettysburg Address anniversary is near

It was on Nov. 19, 1863, that our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, spoke at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa., 4 months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Teacher of the week: Kawaiya Stearly

On Wednesdays, we'll spotlight a difference-making area educator. To nominate a teacher, tweet to education reporter @Nicole_Lafond with the hashtag #TeacherOfTheWeek.

This week...

Clubs listings, Nov. 19-26, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Firearm deer season will send numbers higher

CHAMPAIGN — Archery hunters have already harvested more than 43,000 deer across Illinois since early October, including 249 in Champaign County and 676 in Vermilion.

But harvest totals will take a big leap this weekend as the first firearm deer hunting season gets rolling on Friday.

Area history, Nov. 18, 2015

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Area history, Nov. 19, 2015

Today is Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

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

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The Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond FFA chapter went to its first Career Development Event of the school year. Darian Hays, Katie Gingerich, Kayley LaGrou and Isaac Ashenfelter traveled to Black Hawk College in Kewanee to compete in the State Horse Judging Contest with 214 other students.