Entertainment listings, Feb. 15-22, 2018


This weekend


Smoke in cockpit forces plane's return to Willard

The executive director of Willard Airport in Savoy said an American Eagle plane had to return to the airport this morning after smoke got into the cockpit.

Gene Cossey said the plane, which departed from Willard this morning, landed without incident and was brought back to the terminal. He said 35 passengers onboard got off the plane at that time.

Willard Airport flew higher in 2017

SAVOY — When Willard Airport added United flights to Chicago last June, officials hoped they wouldn't take away passengers from American.

So far they haven't.

American Airlines' load factor, which is roughly the percentage of seats filled on each flight from Willard, increased from 80.2 percent in 2016 to 81.5 last year.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 8-15, 2018


Next week


What:Show off your knowledge of love songs, quotes, and famous couples. Prizes awarded for the winner of each of the six rounds, whoever has the best, library-friendly team name, and a grand prize awarded to the most knowledgeable team. Play in teams of one to four people. For adults.

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14.

Shelby County under a winter weather advisory

The National Weather Service says Shelby County is under a winter weather advisory from 6 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Light snow will begin moving into the area early this evening, before mixing with freezing rain around midnight, and then changing to all freezing rain.

Crashes bog down I-74 in Champaign County

Illinois State Police are responding to several crashes on Interstate 74 between Mahomet and St. Joseph this morning.

Monday night's snow has created hazardous travel conditions in some areas. Police say you should use caution when traveling through the area, expect delays, or use alternate routes.

Travel/Mississippi River: The eagles have landed


Letter from Birdland: An Art adventure in the Windy City

In Birdland, this morning bloomed bright, clear and cold. When I went out to the coop this morning, I could only find five of the eight pullets. (I bought them as pullets, but I'm pretty sure one of them is a cockerel. Sometimes that happens.)

Entertainment listings, Feb. 1-8, 2018


This weekend


What:Lumen Loves Wine! Gala to benefit for Imbibe Urbana, Love for All Poetry Crawl at The Urbana Free Library, dining at Pizza M, Broadway Food Hall and more, free acupuncture at Urbana Acupuncture, family fun at Spark Museum + Play Cafe, art shows at Urbana galleries and music at Blackbird Urbana and Iron Post.