Cosby show at Virginia canceled

CHAMPAIGN — Embattled comedian Bill Cosby will not perform at the Virginia Theatre April 11.

In the wake of a sexual assault scandal, the Champaign Park District canceled the two shows.

Drive for Habitat pits Urbana, Centennial, Central

The only thing sweeter than beating Central? Beating Urbana.

That's what members of the Key Club at Centennial High School are saying at the midway point of a fundraising contest among the three schools.

Back in hosting business, C-U aims to please

CHAMPAIGN — Starting today, Don Wauthier will have nine busy days providing logistical help to schools advancing to next week's IHSA football championships, back in town after a year in DeKalb.

Area history, Nov. 21, 2014

Today is Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top of the Morning, Nov. 21, 2014

It doesn't matter where or when ESPN airs the College Football Playoff rankings show. The fans are finding it. And that was ESPN's hope.

Tuesday's version moved from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. and went from ESPN to ESPN2.

UI's Berenbaum receives National Medal of Science

President Barack Obama today awarded University of Illinois Professor May Berenbaum the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the field of science.
Berenbaum is one of the world’s foremost entomologists. 
The White House will

Killeen 'awestruck' upon entering Illini Union

URBANA — Way back in the summer, when the presidential search committee was just getting underway, members invited University of Illinois president Bob Easter to reflect on the leadership qualities they should look for in the next president.

Easter spoke about integrity, a willingness to be educated and the ability to be a team player.

Notes-Worthy: Tyler Day of Krelboyne

This week, Paul Wood chats with Tyler Day, 20, — “bass and yelling” — of Krelboyne. The band plays at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at Error Records, 123 W. Main St., U.

Area history, Nov. 20, 2014

Today is Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years.

'If you're a size 2, own it. If you're a size 20, own it'

URBANA — Curvy girls take note: No matter how much society pushes you to be stick-thin, not everyone was born to be a size 2, Latanya Washington says.

A 41-year-old Urbana mother of five, Washington is a contestant in the online Curvy Idol competition, and she's got a message for full-figured females feeling pressured or bullied about their bodies.