A look back at some of the highs and lows of a six-day veto session that brought good news for overworked pharmacists (no more 12-hour shifts) and not-so-good news for rules-breaking politicians (an ethics commission is on the way):

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Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the manager of the UI's Indoor Climate Research and Training program, which does weatherization training and studies energy efficiency and indoor air quality.

Black Friday and its sibling Cyber Monday barrel toward us like an early-season snowstorm. Every year I urge caution before lining up at the big box store in the middle of the night or by the dawn’s early light. Similarly, be very careful about rapidly clicking on what appears to be a great …

For nearly three decades, the Giertz Education Center at Krannert Art Museum was a lending library of art resources for classroom teachers across the state. Established in partnership with the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana, the center was named for and supported by Fred and Donna Giertz.

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Kraemer, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

This past week, the News-Gazette staff worked incredibly hard to acclimate to a new environment and continue to do outstanding work. Unforeseen problems with a very old phone system exacerbated the transition.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the manager of the UI's Indoor Climate Research and Traini…

Kept in the dark and covered with manure, our mushroom legislators cast important votes without adequate deliberation.