CHAMPAIGN — Pianist Tatiana Shustova will perform a recital from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (2101 S. Prospect Ave.). She will dedicate it to one of her teachers, University of Illinois piano Professor Reid Alexander, who died Nov. 18.
MONTICELLO — Tryouts were intense, the wheel is old and heavy, and Vanna White is "stunningly gorgeous, and also the nicest person."
Those are the impressions of former Monticello resident Kara Kamienski, who cannot yet reveal how she fared on "Wheel of Fortune" but is free to tell about her experience.
DANVILLE — Tammy Williams couldn't have been happier after a call from officials at Arlington National Cemetery asking if she'd like more holiday wreaths for veterans' graves at Danville's National Cemetery.
"Holy smokes, that's wonderful," she said.
Today is Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
Each week, staff writer Marcus Jackson explores the origin of a local landmark
WDWS: Named after David W. Stevick
WHMS: Named after Helen Marie Stevick
Family considerations caused Matt Wettersten to think about a career change after five years doing sports on local TV. One that would allow him to spend more time with wife Amanda and almost-2-year-old son Logan.
As the name suggests, Stratton Academy of the Arts: Microsociety and Leadership is all about incorporating art into the classroom each school day. And thanks to some University of Illinois students in the School of Art and Design, kids can sharpen their craft after-school, too.
CHAMPAIGN — Through his 55 years of making music, bluesman Candy Foster has helped many people by performing benefit shows, among them his annual concert for the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen.
DANVILLE — For the past six years, Seth Moody has served his community as a Vermilion County sheriff's deputy. Now, he's decided to serve his state and country, too.