Studio Visit: Jodi Adams

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a visit with Jodi Adams of Urbana. The photographer, yoga instructor, sky-diving instructor and co-owner of Reflect Yoga Therapy in Champaign, recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

Reluctant Townie: 'The X-Files': A history of my nerd love

Tonight, "The X-Files" returns to television as a six-episode event series on Fox.

Wheels are turning

CHAMPAIGN — One by one, they strolled into the McKinley Building on Tuesday night, toting their gear. Some went straight into the gym, some worked out in the fitness center and others congregated in a conference room ahead of a scheduled practice.

'Boring is a blessing'

CHAMPAIGN — As things go, Israeli-Palestinian writer Sayed Kashua had it pretty good back in Israel.

Area history, Jan. 24, 2016

Today is Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top of the morning, Jan. 24, 2016

On Tuesday night in Urbana, twin brothers Darin and Drew O'Connell will be coaching basketball in the same gym. Good thing it's not at the same time.

"We'd probably get in a fight," Drew said. "We're too competitive."

Weekend planner: King celebrations to wrap up

The week of 2016 Martin Luther King Commemoration events at the University of Illinois ends today with the Community Celebration from 10 a.m. to noon at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Herb Day going out on high note

URBANA — A high baritone, Chuck Voigt always has opened University of Illinois Herb Day by singing "Oh What a Beautiful Morning."

At the 2016 Herb Day today at the Wyndham Garden Inn in Urbana, he will belt out even more songs.

Bob Swisher: Organ, matching furniture need a new home

A problem in the antique world is that perfectly good organs and pianos are no longer wanted. They won't sell, and they are hard to give away.

I recently received an email from a reader who wants to give away an organ with a matching settee, two side chairs and a footstool.