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…

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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.

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…

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?

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…

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.