The news hit local blues icon Candy Foster like a ton of bricks: His longtime friend and mentor, Tony Zamora, 90, had passed away.

In their decades of running Bowers Tree Experts in Danville, John and Pat Bowers have used bucket trucks for a lot more than just clipping high-hanging branches.

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To celebrate Juneteenth, the University of Illinois' Altgeld Chimes will ring out tonight for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began in March.

Steve Holstein: "It's rare that somebody has the opportunity to host any show for that long and have the level of success that we had. Am I sad that it ended? Yes. Am I sad the way it ended? Sure. I wish I could have had another month to reminisce and say goodbye."

Champaign music teachers Abby Crull and Brandon T. Washington miss their students. So they came up with a way to connect across the community in the time of COVID-19. At 4 p.m. Saturday, residents are asked to go outside and join in the CU Sing-A-Long.

On March 12, I attended a concert in the Foellinger Great Hall, which will probably be the last concert given there this spring. And a magnificent concert it was! The major work was the sprawling, overwhelming Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar,” of Dimitri Shostakovich. This enormous work, more ora…

When the Champaign-Urbana Symphony played on March 7, who in the audience could have imagined that it would be the last concert by this ensemble until next fall? Because of the coronavirus crisis, the entire season at Krannert came to an abrupt halt on March 12.

From ‘All the way with LBJ’ to ‘Crazy,’ the Patsy Cline hit adopted by Ross Perot, presidential politics has a proud tradition of campaign slogans and songs. This week, we asked a panel of political junkies: Which one is your all-time favorite?