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Entertainment listings, Jan. 3-10, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

ILLINI FARM TOY SHOW AND AUCTION

What: Hosted by Champaign County and Vermillion County Farm Bureau Young Ag Leaders. Lots of farm toy vendors and collectible items with a live consignment auction.

When: 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5. Auction, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5.

Where: Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1001 W. Killarney St., U.

Getting Personal: Justin Taylor

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, JUSTIN TAYLOR, the owner of JT Walker's in Mahomet, chats with staff writer Paul Wood. He's a Mahomet booster and a self-admitted terrible ice skater.

Where did you grow up?

I am a fourth-generation Mahomet native.

Restaurant closures taking a bite out of downtown Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — If you called Radio Maria on Thursday, you'd hear a recording wishing you a happy holiday and a warning that the restaurant would be closed Monday through Wednesday of this week.

It remained closed at its usual opening hour at 4 p.m. Thursday, however, and a new sign on the door read, simply, "closed."

Entertainment listings, Dec. 27, 2018, to Jan. 3, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

HOOPESTON'S 'LIGHT UP McFERREN PARK'

What: Annual Christmas display of lights in the park.

When: 5 to 11 p.m. daily through Dec. 31.

Where: McFerren Park, Hoopeston.

Cost: Free.

UI researcher: As restaurant noise rises, diners more likely to take money elsewhere

URBANA — Dining out at a restaurant isn't just about the food. It's also about the ambience, and restaurants that are too noisy may be losing business, University of Illinois research suggests.

Crashing the Gate(way): Braggin' Rights pregame party is place to be

ST. LOUIS — Local Illini fans will be joining with St. Louis-based alumni for some partying at the 38th edition of the Braggin' Rights match-up.

The main event is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the renamed Enterprise Center, but the official alum-sponsored party starts hours earlier.

From 4 to 6:30 p.m., there's a free event at the Tin Roof, 1000 Clark Ave.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 20-27, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

HOLIDAY MAGIC SNOW SHOW

What: "Snow" will fall over the holiday tree at Center Court while three holiday songs are playing. Also, visit Santa and get a photo taken with him, make a reservation.

When: 12:25, 3:25 and 6:25 p.m. Dec. 20-24.

Where: Market Place Shopping Center, 2000 N. Neil St., C.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 13-20, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

HOLIDAY MAGIC SNOW SHOW

What: "Snow" will fall over the holiday tree at Center Court while three holiday songs are playing. Also, visit Santa and get a photo taken with him. Special events — ugly sweater day, Dec. 13; pet night, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 17.

When: 12:25, 3:25 and 6:25 p.m. Dec. 13-24.

Owner of KoFusion restaurants buys PNC Bank building for $2.73M

Questions? Ask Tom Kacich by clicking here

CHAMPAIGN — The owner of the KoFusion restaurants has bought the PNC Bank building in downtown Champaign.

Wired In: Marissa Siero

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood profiles a high-tech difference maker.

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