In the kickoff of a new occasional Sunday series of guest columns from locals doing interesting things overseas, 2009 Mahomet-Seymour High School grad CHRIS STARBIRD checks in from Ukraine, where he and wife JESSICA are spending two years as Peace Corps volunteers.
This year’s exchange students are Cato Kleijn of Amsterdam and Leo Gao of Guangzhou, China. Both are 17-year-old seniors.
We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day for a little trip. Last week, Michael said, “Mary, we don’t have time to take a vacation.” But my logic won my husband over: “We get an extra hour back for daylight-saving time.” Besides, Indianapolis is only a short jaunt, and we were headed for the zo…
Brian and Courtney McKay, whose eldest son, Davis, benefited from a Make-A-Wish trip to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida in January 2017, will host a wine-tasting fundraiser this week called Wine For Wishes to benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois.
Angus Gardner, who turns 85 on Nov. 11, always has wanted to make it to Walt Disney World. This weekend, the Champaign man gets his wish.
Coming Wednesday night on NBC: the season premiere of the network’s ‘One Chicago’ franchise — ‘Chicago Med’ at 7, ‘Chicago Fire’ at 8, ‘Chicago PD’ at 9. With the shows all filmed in the Windy City, we asked cast members: You have a day off from shooting. Where are you spending it?
Dating to the 1890s and built with Carnegie steel, the bridge, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, has been retired from use by automobile traffic.
Like a spring, the idea bubbled up inside me for a solo triangle train trip to the East Coast. I don’t know from whence it came, but the notion grew and grew.
As part of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange, Annemily Hoganson will spend a year at an advanced secondary school called a gymnasium in the northern German town of Rosengarten, just outside of Hamburg.
George Hess of Ivesdale has heard about his likeness to literary great Ernest Hemingway enough that he spent part of his vacation at the 39th Hemingway Days in Key West, Fla., looking to make it official.
On our second day in the Bay Area, we hopped on the train with Ellis, our youngest, and rode into to San Francisco. The first stop was the aquarium. As much as we liked to walk along the bay, looking at boats big and small, it was hot, so it was very nice to duck into the air conditioning an…
Enddy Almonord, a sophomore from Champaign, and Barghav Sivaguru, a senior from Mahomet, were awarded the David L. Boren Scholarship, which will allow them to travel to Middle Eastern country and gives them $20,000 to help with costs.
Seven days in a jungle-theme paradise sounded heavenly, but, as it so happened, it came with extras that weren't listed in the amenities section of the brochure.
It's all apart of RST 180, a class that spends eight weeks in the classroom preparing for a two-week trip from Champaign all the way to the northeastern part of the country.
American Airlines customer-service employee Paty Stipes, who's been at the airport since the current terminal opened in 1990, was honored at Wednesday's annual Toast to Tourism.
New pavement, underground wiring and a lighting upgrade will be done on one of the airport's two commercial runways, said Willard Interim Executive Director Tim Bannon.
ROCKFORD (AP) — There are plans to open a visitors' center in Rockford for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Laurent House, which opened as a museum four years ago.
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — Authorities in Curacao say 318 people aboard a Church of Scientology ship docked in the Dutch Caribbean island will remain quarantined at least until Wednesday while they determine how many might be infected with measles.
A wind advisory will be in effect for Ford and Iroquois Counties from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday.The National Weather Service says that winds could gust up to 45 miles per hour, which will make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
It wasn't just the tour of the U.S. Capitol or walk by the White House or visit to the Smithsonian that thrilled the kids from the Boyz2Men Mentoring Program. Simply driving from Champaign to Washington, D.C., over spring break was pretty cool, too.
EVENTSThis weekendRODNEY CARRINGTONWhat: The multitalented comedian, actor and writer will perform live in concert.When: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28.Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.Cost:Reserved seating tickets, $44.75; special VIP packages, $179.75. Additional $5 per ticket processing fees apply (online only).
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the tech expert at meShare in Champaign about her side project, Moon Grove Farm, a bed-and-breakfast and you-pick flower farm she and husband Mike started in November 2017 in Mahomet.
EVENTSThis weekendDINNER, AUCTION AND ENTERTAINMENTWhat: An evening of entertainment with performances by the award-winning Redcoats, Radiant Reds and Green Machine show choirs, the Red Peppers jazz band and the North Ridge orchestra, live and silent auctions, and a spaghetti dinner. All proceeds support the North Ridge Performing Arts Students.