Each October, Midwestern gardeners live with the looming knowledge of the inevitable freeze. Just like death and taxes, we know we can't escape, but we would sure enjoy a delay. This year it arrived pretty much on schedule; however, it still makes me sad to see the limp sodden skeletons of my once beautiful plants.
URBANA — "Glitches" related to the launch of the federal health insurance marketplace can be attributed to a lack of adequate integration among users, inadequate testing and inadequate funding, said former Senate leader Tom Daschle while talking about the Affordable Care Act at the University of Illinois on Friday.
CHAMPAIGN — James Burch's business partner says his legacy will continue after the prominent Champaign real estate agent and developer died Thursday following an accident at Market Place Mall.
Mr. Burch, 66, was pronounced dead Thursday evening after the vehicle he was driving hit a van in the mall parking lot, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup.
DANVILLE — Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman will be installed as the high court's chief justice at the Vermilion County Courthouse in Danville on Monday.
The installation ceremony is by invitation only.
CHAMPAIGN — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk had bipartisan criticism Thursday, hitting the Democratic White House and congressional Republicans for the recent government shutdown and other ongoing budget-related disputes.
The man who coached the Centennial High School football team to its first playoff berth now has a long-term place outside the school.
School and city officials and other well-wishers gathered outside the school Thursday to dedicate a portion of Crescent Drive as Honorary Coach Gary Hembrough Way.
Some emigrants to the American colonies came as "indentured" servants, agreeing in a written contract to be an apprentice or to serve a master without wages for a specified number of years in exchange for passage on a ship.
"Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his. And everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity." II Timothy 2:19
It has been half a century since the news flashed across the country — and across the world — that President John F. Kennedy had been shot and killed in Dallas, on Friday, Nov. 22, 1963.
CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois College of Fine and Applied Arts will celebrate the initiation of a new professional mentor program on Saturday by dedicating a sculpture created by an alumnus and in honor of his former professor.