Entertainment listings, April 20-27, 2017


This weekend

AG DAY 2017

Relaying it on the line at Illinois Marathon

CHAMPAIGN — Proving that even a woman who's seven months pregnant can share in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon experience, the Trotting Brunettes — Kayla Gerst, twins Amy and Lisa Schleef and Maria Rojas Sachtleben — will be a force to reckon with Saturday.

Why trotting?

Marathon guest speaker a legend at going the distance

CHAMPAIGN — The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon has a guest and speaker who has run a couple of the most famous long races ever.

Dick Beardsley matched favorite Alberto Salazar almost stride by stride in 1982, one of the last Boston marathons dominated by American runners — the "duel in the sun," which Beardsley lost by seconds.

Top of the Morning, April 20, 2017

Design editor Mike Goebel was scheduled to participate in Saturday's 26.2-mile relay race at the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon — then produce a 20-page special section that will be included in Sunday's News-Gazette.

"It would have made for a long day," Goebel said.

Area history, April 20, 2017

Today is Thursday, April 20, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Meg Makes: Lemons, poppy seeds make a deliciously sour cake

My husband's birthday was last week, and he requested a lemon cake as a part of our celebration. I decided poppy seeds would be the perfect complement and set out to find a recipe.

I ended up combining a couple — the first steps of this one come from a far-more-complicated version that called for separating the eggs and whipping the egg whites before baking.

My Amish Home: Reveling in the new life spring brings

"The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit." Psalm 34: 16-18

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: New York Historical Society disbanded

"After nearly 120 years, the New York State Historical Association is no more." John Warren's online article earlier this month may come as a shock to some researchers, but the society's demise probably began in the 1940s when it began maintaining art collections and changed its name to Fenimore Art Museum. Nevertheless, researchers are saddened that such a prominent society no longer exists.

Marathon pacer poised for milestone in C-U

CHAMPAIGN — One of the great luxuries of running in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, or most marathons for that matter, is having a group of pace runners whom you can run with to reach your time goal.

Area history, April 19, 2017

Today is Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1917, the Sunday closing law as it applied to saloons in Chicago was upheld by the Illinois Supreme Court.