RANTOUL — Going through its final year at Grissom Hall, Rantoul Theatre Group wanted to stage the type of play it has rarely done — a musical.
RTG will band together with the old Paxton Majestic Theatre Group to present "Bye Bye Birdie."
Last year's fifth annual Champaign-Urbana Pride Festival showed downtown Champaign to be a pretty gay-friendly place — based on lots of support and zero protests.
C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Miller Brown talks with Shawn Farbman, lead guitarist of Pet Roxx.
What other bands have you played in before Pet Roxx?
Myself (and Chris Anderson) were the founding members of Joyhammer. We founded Joyhammer around 1993-94 and played locally and regionally until we disbanded around 1997.
Joyce Miller, 81, and Chris O'Connor, 22, share more than a love for Illinois football.
Each has a knee brace, too.
That's how the resident rascal at Piatt County Nursing Home and the fifth-year offensive lineman at the UI met.
National Merit winners
Three area students were announced as National Merit Scholarship winners on Wednesday: Gifford's Aleah Combs, a Rantoul High grad headed to the University of Kentucky; Urbana's Adina Johnson, a Uni High grad headed to Oberlin College; and Urbana's Lucy O'Brien, an Urbana High grad headed to Fordham University.
"But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. And above all things, have fervent charity among yourselves; for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God." 1 Peter 4, 7-10
The recipes being created in my home haven't been very summery lately. But I think that's OK, because the weather hasn't seemed terribly summery, either.
These Stuffed Pretzel Bites evolved when my husband, Rob, wondered what would happen if he combined the flavors of a cinnamon roll with baked, yeasty pretzels.
CHAMPAIGN — With seven months on the job already, the new executive director of the Parkland College Foundation is no stranger to the position — or Champaign-Urbana.
Ellen Schmidt, a Champaign native and Centennial High graduate, was announced last week as executive director after holding the job on an interim basis since last November.
— Marisa Murray and Monica Prichard Champaign, Samantha Schroeder of Mahomet, and Hannah Remmert of Monitcello were named to the dean's list at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
— The University of Nebraska announced that Marcelo Florencio Sobral of Champaign and Kady Jae Billam of Savoy were named to the dean's list.