'Welcome the stranger'

Some congregants of the Philo Presbyterian Church have already responded to calls to help Syrian refugees through prayer and financial donations.

Delivering healthy doses of puppy love

DANVILLE — She doesn't wear a white coat, offer medical advice or dispense medicine.

Area history, Nov. 27, 2015

Today is Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Go figure, UI edition, Nov. 27, 2015

A numerical look at what's making headlines on the UI campus


UI students chosen in the last six years for a Marshall Scholarship, which covers the cost of graduate study at a university in the United Kingdom.

Top of the morning, Nov. 27, 2015

Do you like Legos? Do you like robots?

Well, Parkland College has an event for you.

On Dec. 5, the First Lego League hosts its Champaign-Urbana qualifying tournament. Fourteen teams of elementary and middle schoool kids will participate in robot performance competitions.

John Frayne: Slow start, strong finish for Leonard, Isbin concert

The recital by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and guitarist Sharon Isbin on Nov. 14 in the Foellinger Great Hall had its musical pleasures and its enchanting moments, but it also was a frustrating labyrinth of shaky communication.

A (drum) major award

NEW YORK — Not only does Rose Craig get to spend her Thanksgiving break touring New York City and marching in the Macy's Parade with her favorite band — and Santa.

She's also coming home with a $5,000 prize, courtesy of the late Bob Hope.

Clubs listings, Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 2015

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

Area history, Nov. 26, 2015

Today is Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Frank's Faves: Giving thanks

Thunderstorms. Shoulder rubs. Backyard barbecue. Great movies. These are a few of my favorite things.