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Where Am I? May 25, 2015

Every week, we'll show you a short clip of a spin somewhere in the area in a 1986 Corvette. Your job? Figure out where the video was shot. Send an email to whereami@news-gazette.com with your guess and we'll give a shout-out to correct guesses in the next installment. (Please include your name and the town you live in.)

Video: Where Am I? May 25, 2015

Every week, we'll show you a short clip of a spin somewhere in the area in a 1986 Corvette. Your job? Figure out where the video was shot.

John Roska: Passport expiration date could be headache overseas

Q: I'm going to Europe on vacation. Someone told me I could have trouble if my passport expires in six months. Why? As long as it's valid while I'm traveling, why should it make any difference?

A gem in the desert

By Vivienne Mackie

IDOT to suspend much roadwork during holiday weekend

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Expected heavy traffic throughout Illinois this Memorial Day weekend has prompted the state's transportation department to stop doing any non-emergency roadwork for a few days.

Changes ready for takeoff at Willard

CHAMPAIGN — Proposed changes for Willard Airport in Savoy are about to take flight.

The University of Illinois has issued a request for proposals for operational management of the UI-owned airport, Associate Chancellor Michael DeLorenzo said Wednesday. The university hopes to get response from vendors by June 16.

Where Am I? May 18, 2015

Every week, we'll show you a short clip of a spin somewhere in the area in a 1986 Corvette. Your job? Figure out where the video was shot. Send an email to whereami@news-gazette.com with your guess and we'll give a shout-out to a correct guess or two in the next installment.

Travel: A three-day weekend in Louisville

By P. Gregory Springer

The drawl that greets you when you cross the border is always slightly jarring but also warm and inviting. Kentucky quickly puts you in a different world, a land of green rolling hills, bourbon, flowering trees, horse culture and house after house of early American architecture.

A day trip to Jerusalem

By Vivienne Mackie

Israel has a long and complex history, so it's really quite hard to process it all and place what we see in the right historical context. As our host half-jokingly said, "Well, you've done Jerusalem 101; now you need 201, a master's and maybe a Ph.D."

Jerusalem, between the Mediterranean Sea and Dead Sea, is one of the oldest cities in the world.

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Fine acting in 'Clouds of Maria Sils'