Studio Visit: Langston Allston

Studio Visit appears in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, a visit with artist Langston Allston, 21, of Urbana.

Hard work pays off for incoming Georgetown mayor

GEORGETOWN — Newly elected Mayor Kay Sanders has already proven herself to be a noteworthy official, even before she runs her first Georgetown City Council meeting.

She ran as a write-in candidate on April 9 and won against an incumbent mayor.

And she is the first female mayor of Georgetown.

2013 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon

Images from the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

Fundraiser to aid preschooler facing leukemia treatments

CHAMPAIGN — A fundraiser to help a little boy who loves to dance, but now faces four years of treatments for leukemia, will be held May 1.

To help, just buy dumplings or something else to eat from the food truck that will be at Lincoln Square in Urbana for part of the early evening and then head over to downtown Champaign.

5 'Pillars of Bar' to be honored May 1

Five Champaign County lawyers who all graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law and who have more than 250 collective years of legal experience are being recognized as the latest "Pillars of the Bar."

Centenarian celebration planned

RANTOUL — Walter Tatar Sr. was 2 years old when he and his mother boarded a ship in their native Poland and headed to America to meet his father.

Just three years earlier a ship by the name of Titanic took the same northern route but never made it.

"It was during World War I," Tatar said. "We took the northern route to dodge the German submarines, and we landed at Ellis Island."

My Amish Home: Ready for rains to go away — and sunny days

"Therefore thou are inexcusable, O man, whosoever though art that judgest; for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doeth the same things. But we are sure that the judgement of God is according to truth against them which commit such things." Romans 2:1-2

Military news April 24, 2013

Air Force Airman David T. Graves graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Graves, the son of Diane Graves of Champaign, is a 2005 graduate of Central High School.

Champaign woman prepares to enter her first body-sculpting competition

In figure competitions, the race is not always to the most muscular or the most voluptuous.

Sara Estock is graceful and lean-muscled from a discipline of hard workouts several times a day — and extremely purposeful-eating.

But the 26-year-old ex-dancer and gymnast from Champaign has never been one to plop on the couch and eat a bucket of fried chicken.

Baroque winners will be featured in concert

CHAMPAIGN — The winners of the Young Baroque Artists Competition will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. April 21 at McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., C.

The program will begin with the presentation of the first- and second-place winners and the three honorable mention performers.