What's in a name? Cowboy Monkey

There are now horses riding around downtown Champaign, but none of them is being ridden by monkeys wearing a six-shooter bellying up at a bar. So how in the heck did the establishment known for its outdoor patio located at 6 Taylor St. become known as Cowboy Monkey?

Campus cools down in the summer

CHAMPAIGN — During the school year, Legends Sports Bar and Grill can be a hard place to find a seat on Friday nights.

But on a warm evening in June, only five were taken.

Legends is just one of the businesses near the University of Illinois campus that faces dwindling crowds with the exodus of 31,600 students who don't take summer courses.

Top of the morning, June 17, 2016

If Mark Morris asks you to play H-O-R-S-E, you might want to pass. The Illinois director of basketball operations knows a wicked trick shot: he long-snaps the ball from halfcourt into the basket.

He did it again on Tuesday during one of the team's summer camps. The 8- to 10-year-olds on the court mobbed him afterward.

UPDATE: Missing Danville woman found

DANVILLE — A woman who went missing earlier this week  has been found.

Commander Jane McFadden said April M. Sherwood, 49,  was located Thursday afternoon in

UI's Pierre leaves for new job

URBANA — University of Illinois Vice President for Academic Affairs Christophe Pierre announced Thursday he will resign effective Aug. 31 to accept a new position in New Jersey.

Groovin' in the Grove

It's going to get mighty loud on First Street.

Veteran rockers Cheap Trick and Styx have played on the University of Illinois campus before, but never like this, at Grange Grove.

In fact, this is the first time there has ever been a major concert at the former parking lot just west of Memorial Stadium.

Area history, June 16, 2016

Today is Thursday, June 16, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1916: University of Illinois President Edmund James will become the Republican candidate for governor if he believes the voters really want him, according to the best information that could be obtained after James met last night with former Gov. Charles Deneen.

Frank's Faves: What's in a name?

Favorite summertime songs are easy. Favorite summertime movies? Oy.

A real neigh-saver

DEWEY — Except for two horses owned by SHARE owner-founder Linda Hewerdine, the 50 or so kept at the facility south of Dewey have been rescued from bad situations.

And much of the work tending to the animals is done by volunteers.

Notes-Worthy: David Howie

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with David Howie:

"The Live Jukebox" show is so unique, tell us how that works and where the idea originated from?