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Naturally Illinois Expo: weather balloon launch

David Kristovich, head of climate and atmospheric sciences section at the Illinois Water Survey, lets area students get up close to a weather balloon before launching one into sunny skies during the Naturally Illinois Expo outside Forbes Natural History Building in Champaign on Friday, April 17, 2015. 

Cherry Blossoms at Japan House

Cherry blossoms along the Sen Allee at Japan House. 

Houser conducts Civil War Brass Quintet

Barry Houser conducts the University of Illinois Civil War Brass Quintet's performance of "Shenandoah," during "A Farewell to Lincoln," presented Tuesday by the Museum of the Grand Prairie and the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

MJ's Minute April 14, 2015

Beat writer Marcus Jackson weighs in on Austin Colbert’s status at Illinois and recruiting target Mike Thorne Jr.’s upcoming visit.

Those Who Served: Bud Vandiver

Staff Sgt. Bud Vandiver flew 26 missions in the nose of a B-17 bomber near the end of the war in Europe, he says he had a great view. Vandiver now plays guitar in small bands like Bud Vandiver’s Delinquents, performing Big Band music in area nursing homes.

Getting Personal: Carlo and Peggy Anzelmo

Longtime Ebertfest volunteers, Carlo and Peggy Anzelmo, pose near the VIP door where the couple spends most of their time working at the festival, now in its 17th year, at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign on Monday, April 6, 2015. 

Virginia Theatre Tour 2015

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the home of Ebertfest: downtown Champaign's Virginia Theatre, from Roger Ebert's dressing room to the trap doors beneath the stage. Steven Bentz, director of the Virginia Theatre, showed us around the local landmark on Monday, April 6, 2015.

“Make a Joyful Sound!” at Bement Grade School

Bement Grade School students, staff and community members gathered for the Bryant Cottage State Historic Site organized, “Make a Joyful Sound!”  where for four minutes they played a variety of noise makers, band instruments, and bells to mark the 150th anniversary of the surrender on April 9, 1865, of Confederate General Robert E.

MJ's Minute, April 8, 2015

College basketball beat writer Marcus Jackson’s list of transfers who could wind up at lllinois next season.

Morning hailstorm

A severe thunderstorm producing hail moved through the area Wednesday morning.