Harold shares memories of Supreme Court nominee

Before he was President Barack Obama's choice to fill the open seat on the Supreme Court, the Hon. Merrick Garland would occasionally preside over the annual moot court competition at his Ivy League alma mater.

Just 1 question: Why a cappella music?

If you want to see a real-life reenactment of the movie "Pitch Perfect," members of Urbana High's Vocal Chords Required recommend a drive to DeKalb on Saturday.

Longtime lobbyist to manage pot dispensary

CHAMPAIGN — The medical cannabis dispensary set to open soon in Champaign will be managed by a well-known Illinois marijuana reform lobbyist with plans to spread the word about what this shop has to offer.

EXCLUSIVE: UI grad picked for county administrator

URBANA — A New Mexico man who attended the University of Illinois is the choice of a search committee to replace longtime Champaign County Administrator Deb Busey, who is retiring later this month.

Raise a glass for Mike N Molly's

CHAMPAIGN — After 19 years, two locations and countless bands, Mr. Mustache competitions, improv performances and karaoke nights, Mike N Molly's is preparing to serve its last perfectly poured Guinness.

Notes-Worthy: Jack Daniel

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with JACK DANIEL:

You write and perform original music. What makes you, in your own words, an artist?

Area history, March 17, 2016

Today is Thursday, March 17, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top o' the morning, March 17, 2016

Chuck Koplinski, our movie critic whose reviews can be found in today's e3, isn't sold on the return of Indiana Jones. The fifth installment of the popular series is scheduled to hit the big screen in 2019.

Killeen hopes for chancellor selection by fall

UI President Tim Killeen says he hopes to have a new Urbana chancellor on board by the start of school in the fall.

Speaking after today's UI Board of Trustees' meeting, Killeen said the hope is to have interviews with finalists by July.

Neighbors Recognizing accomplishments throughout our communities

Academic honors

Benedictine University announced that Sarah Oprondek of Fairbury and Christopher James Branson of Philo were named to the dean's list for the fall term.

Teachers honored