DANVILLE – A switch from working at Danville Lutheran School to North Ridge Middle School will give Amy Eisenhauer something she really wants: more summer time with her husband and daughters as well as a chance to make some headway on her home's landscaping task.
After nine years as the secretary at the private school with only three weeks off during the summer, she will now work only three weeks.
CHAMPAIGN – If you've ever been enthralled by Theo Gray's "Gray Matter" column in Popular Science magazine, you're in for a treat.
The chemistry buff has bundled 55 of his most outrageous experiments into "Mad Science," a 239-page, full-color, hardcover book published by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers.
URBANA – Five elders of the baby boom generation will be honored at a luncheon May 2.
The Champaign County Section of the National Council of Negro Women has organized the event – called Living Legends. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 2 at the Hanford Inn and Suites (the former Park Inn), 2408 N. Cunningham Ave., U.
The University of Illinois will toast a new program that will join the arts and humanities at a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Provost Linda Katehi will speak at 6 p.m. at the reception, which coincides with the annual conference of the Humanities Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory.
URBANA – Professional construction tradespeople are needed to help build injured Army Sgt. Cameron Crouch an accessible home in Mahomet.
The signup will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C.
Holiday observances, which follow Julian calendar, take place at churches this weekend
URBANA – Thousands of fresh flowers, rose petals and bay leaves perfume some church sanctuaries this weekend.
URBANA – Champaign-Urbana took some time out Friday night to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the only black-owned radio station between Chicago and St. Louis.
You're not seeing things.
If you catch a flash of sequined pants and black-dyed hair in your rearview mirror, that really is Elvis, or at least, an Elvis impersonator.
Hey, it's mid-April – time to knock the icicles and cobwebs off that grill and get it fired up.
One of our local grill fanatics, Ernie Spencer of southwest Champaign, typically is at his grill five nights a week, especially throughout the summer.
Two companies have expressed interest in possibly making purchase offers for the closed Meadowbrook Farms Cooperative pork processing plant at Rantoul, according to the bankruptcy trustee assigned to the case.
Trustee Laura Grandy of the firm Mathis Marifian Richter Grandy of Belleville said last week that having two companies indicate interest so soon after the plant closing is a good sign.