Brad Martin, founder and CEO of Anywhere Anytime Journeys, contracts with a company that knows the destinations of most, if not all, teams that qualify for a bowl. It's his job is to accommodate the travel needs of many of the fans.
The 'tech capital of the world' has attracted more than 19,000 UI graduates to the Bay Area, and that makes Kyle Bendsen, co-president of the San Francisco Bay Area Illini Club, a busy man leading up to Monday's bowl game against Cal in nearby Santa Clara.
It must seem that we spent weeks in Indianapolis, but it was only two action-packed days. On Sunday, we woke at our Union Station hotel and took a short, sunny walk down to Café Patachou for brunch. On the way we passed the Indiana Theater, an ornately detailed building with a grand facade o…
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.
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.