Top of the morning, Nov. 27, 2015

Do you like Legos? Do you like robots?

Well, Parkland College has an event for you.

On Dec. 5, the First Lego League hosts its Champaign-Urbana qualifying tournament. Fourteen teams of elementary and middle schoool kids will participate in robot performance competitions.

This day in history, Nov. 26, 2015

Today is Thursday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2015. There are 35 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day.

Today's Highlight in History:

Nov. 26, 1789 was a day of thanksgiving set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.

On this date:

Light me up

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Mayor Deb Frank Feinen knows something about parades.

When she was younger she would march alongside her mother, Champaign County Circuit Clerk Linda Frank, in the county's parades.

Notes-Worthy: Kvn Tajzea

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with KVN TAJZEA:

How did you get to the point of doing a CD release, and how does it feel to have this accomplishment?

Area history, Nov. 26, 2015

Today is Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

John Frayne: Slow start, strong finish for Leonard, Isbin concert

The recital by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and guitarist Sharon Isbin on Nov. 14 in the Foellinger Great Hall had its musical pleasures and its enchanting moments, but it also was a frustrating labyrinth of shaky communication.

Area update: Soup kitchen needs help with backpack giveaway

CHAMPAIGN — Daily Bread Soup Kitchen is once again planning to give hundreds of filled backpacks to local people in need for the holidays, and is asking for help from the community getting the job done.

Frank's Faves: Giving thanks

Thunderstorms. Shoulder rubs. Backyard barbecue. Great movies. These are a few of my favorite things.

'Part of that parade now'

NEW YORK — Every year, the Hanson family turns the television to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. But not today.

A (drum) major award

NEW YORK — Not only does Rose Craig get to spend her Thanksgiving break touring New York City and marching in the Macy's Parade with her favorite band — and Santa.

She's also coming home with a $5,000 prize, courtesy of the late Bob Hope.