Piano prodigy heads back to Carnegie Hall

CHAMPAIGN — Pianist David "D.J." Wang is only slightly nervous about performing Saturday at Carnegie Hall.

After all, the 7-year-old Champaign resident is nearly an old hand at performing at the world-famous venue in New York City.

On April 23, two days after he turned 7, D.J. performed there as part of the American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition recital.

Combat vet wants to shine light on post-combat suicide

RANTOUL — Every day, 22 U.S. veterans, active ones and retired ones, commit suicide.

Most people Jordan Rudzinski speaks with about the issue have no idea about the tragedy of veterans taking their own lives.

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Music scene

For the first concert of its seventh season, the Urbana Pops Orchestra will present "VideoGames," featuring music from popular video games, at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Urbana High School Auditorium, 1002 S. Race St.

Got 3 hours? Lend a hand at a legend's childhood home

DANVILLE — Heather Cunningham would rather Dick Van Dyke not see his childhood home in its current state — shaggy with overgrown bushes and vines and some extra decorations, like the worn-out couch on the front porch.

Simulated crash provokes real response

CHAMPAIGN — Parents are just as guilty of texting and driving as their kids, mother and Parkland College student Sarah Harden confesses.

But after sitting through the "It Can Wait" texting and driving simulator at the school Tuesday, there's at least one less adult in the world who will get distracted behind the wheel.

My Amish Life: Knocking many chores off the list

"And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, 'Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?' But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, 'They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Google guide explains Internet terms

Many genealogists have found resources on the Internet that have been most helpful. However, genealogists as well as other Internet users may be faced with terms that need a further explanation. For example, "how do our browsers and the web actually work?"

'I like the way they help people'

URBANA — It wasn't just driving on the other side of the road that Scotland native Paul Montador had to adjust to when he first began making his home in the U.S.

It was all the friendliness.

Back in the UK, he'd go into stores and encounter grumpiness, he recalled, and when he went into stores in Champaign-Urbana he found friendly faces and people telling him to have a nice day.

Top of the morning, June 8, 2016

Who wouldn't want to be in Joe Hardy's group when league play resumes tonight at Lincolnshire Fields Country Club?

The 60-year-old from Champaign is a good-luck charm in FootJoys. At least he was at Sunday's member tournament when — in a span of 27 holes — he witnessed what most golfers don't see in a lifetime: two aces and an eagle.