A news-gazette.com reader asks Tom's Mailbag: "We know that there are 300-plus folks who are ready to forgive and forget James Kilgore's past activities. Do we know whether or not the family of the second-degree murder victim is also forgiving and forgetting the loss of their family member?"
The congregation of Champaign's Mount Vernon United Methodist Church will be saying goodbye to the Rev. L. Rachel Berry and her husband, the Rev. John Kraps, on May 18. The celebration of their ministry will start at 10:30 a.m., with Berry's final sermon, followed by a potluck lunch and a performance by the church's praise band, including a sing-along of favorite hymns and songs.
Today is Friday, May 9, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
For addicted TV watchers, like myself, this is a happy/sad time of year: The prime-time season is closing soon.
Happy because the shows are mostly new. Popular series want to end the year with a bang. So, they will either wrap up a long plotline or introduce a twist that will persuade you to come back in the fall.
A top academic administrator will be the next dean of the largest college at the University of Illinois' Urbana campus.
Barbara Wilson, executive vice provost for faculty and academic affairs, today was named dean the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, pending approval by the UI's board of trustees next week.
This week, Paul Wood chats with Trevor Shelley de Brauw, 35, of Chicago, the guitarist for Pelican, which is back together after a hiatus of several years with a new album, "Forever."
Who are the members of your band? Any new ones?
Larry Herweg, Bryan Herweg and Dallas Thomas, who just joined the band prior to recording our new album.
Nothing is so exciting as a cause celebre on a university campus; hence, the denunciations of a "rightwing smear campaign" are ringing loud and clear on the University of Illinois campus.
You do the cleaning, the cooking, the family gift-buying and most of the child care. He mows the lawn and pays the bills.
Sound like a marriage made in heaven?
You can hobnob with the best of them this weekend.
The Hobnob Spring Market will be held at Bunker Hill, Kennekuk County Park, 22296A Henning Road, Danville.
The fresh-picked party is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday
An early-bird buying party, it offers shopping, live music by The Bankesters, food and drinks, giveaways and more.