Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Holocaust records hit milestone

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and have announced that "the one millionth name of individuals persecuted by the Nazis are now searchable online for free" as part of the World Memory Project.

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Theater scene

Champaign-Urbana teens will showcase their performance art works at 6 p.m. Sunday as part of a Mother's Day tribute at the Orpheum Theater.

Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments throughout our communities

Major scholarship

Kirstin Phelps, a Ph.D. student in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, is one of 90 doctoral students in the United States and Canada selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

Teacher of the week: Anders Flodstrom

On Wednesdays, we'll spotlight a difference-making area educator. To nominate a teacher, tweet to education reporter @Nicole_Lafond with the hashtag #TeacherOfTheWeek. This week...

Area history, May 4, 2016

Today is Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Meg Makes: Summer salad inspired by Far East

My sister and I recently planned a lunch for my mom's birthday, and this salad provided an easy and refreshing focus.

We served it with green beans sauted in sesame oil, homemade pot stickers (I'm still perfecting my technique) and fortune cookies.

Go figure, UI edition: May 4, 2016

A numerical look at campus headlines


Big Ten universities that can lay claim to having our 44th president deliver their commencement addresses.

My Amish Home: Hustling as 'The Wedding' draws near

"Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me." Psalm 51:7-10

Top of the morning, May 4, 2016

On Wednesdays, we spotlight community do-gooders in our 'Neighbors' section. Something to get you there.

There's much to like about the new viewing deck behind the right field fence at Champaign Central's baseball field.

The view's fantastic, admission's free and anyone's welcome.

"Even Centennial fans can view the game from up there," Dan Swartz said.

First up on retired federal judge's docket? A bit of golf

MAHOMET — For a minute, Monday's gloomy weather, punctuated with overcast skies, brought Judge David Bernthal's mood down. But only for a moment.

Why the short-lived pessimistic feelings? Because Bernthal didn't have to go to work today.

"Or the next day," he said.