Champaign businessman Habeeb Habeeb, who emigrated from Lebanon, has set up a fundraiser to help families impacted by the massive explosion in Beirut.
The “Lou-do”; what a great name for his hair
Sometimes a splash of serendipity is needed for an innovative idea to become a reality. This was certainly the case for Joel Stebbins, F.C. Brown and Jakob Kunz when they collaborated to create the photoelectric photometer.
After almost a decade on the air, Jeremy Werner is signing off from Champaign-Urbana's ESPN radio (93.5-FM). His last show is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. today.
"The day finally came, and boy, was I nervous. I had to question myself a few times — like: 'Are you sure you’re ready for this?' But then I thought about LeBron and how I knew he wouldn’t chicken out, so I went with it."
On Nov. 9, 2019, the Champaign County History Museum had a grand opening of our newest exhibit, “The Harris Mansion Heist: From Opulence to Depression.”
Mahomet-Seymour plans to reassess its reopening plan on Oct. 1 ... Christine Nevitt and Marlys Scarbrough installed as local Rotary presidents ... SJ-O students won’t be allowed to eat lunch at downtown restaurants when school starts ... Picking up the pieces in Thomasboro.
The hardest thing about being a leader? 'Remembering that 10 people who collaborate are a lot smarter than any single know-it-all boss,' says the New York City mass transit senior director-turned-community college CEO.
Ten things you ought to have learned in social-studies class about civil-rights icon John Lewis, who died Friday at age 80 after a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
The coronavirus pandemic has been an opportunity for others to experience some of the challenges Liza Sylvestre goes through every day. Anthony Zilis tells the story of Krannert Art Museum’s curator of academic programs.
We asked members of The News-Gazette’s Seventy over 70 all-star teams: What’s the thing you most look forward to doing once the coronavirus pandemic is in the rear view?
Seventy-seven years after he was killed in battle 6,500 miles from his Champaign home, Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. John Gillen will be buried with full military honors next month at Grandview Memorial Gardens.
That he’s “older than some of my coaches” is no big deal to Parkland grad Anthony Silkwood. “I just didn’t want to be 35 and sitting at a bar, wondering how good I could have been.”
With Saturday marking four months to the day since the term ‘pandemic’ was reintroduced to our daily lexicon, we asked N-G Seventy over 70 honorees: What’s the first thing you look forward to doing once the blasted coronavirus is behind us?
A long-serving Champaign County employee is being remembered as compassionate and caring toward the children in her care and co-workers at the Juvenile Detention Center.
Can an employer discriminate against me (fire me or not hire me or give me worse benefits) because of my sexual orientation or identity? No.
'I worry that these latest betrayals of trust will lead another generation to conclude that our world will forever remain neither just nor fair if you are born Black. I do not want senseless deaths to be further compounded by a wholesale theft of hope and optimism.'
CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois program that helped Michelle Yarbrough learn to speak with her new, more female voice has helped dozens of transgender people.
If you look at the Museum of the Grand Prairie’s Facebook page, you will see a masked Abraham Lincoln waving hello and saying, “We’re ready to go, but slowly.”
CHAMPAIGN — On a normal evening, Janeta Toppel would hold on to the money her close friend, Todd Ledbetter, received from good Samaritans as they each lay in their typical spots on the sidewalk near West Side Park.
In the years leading up to his 85th birthday, Don Ehlers decided to slow things down. Now, he preaches a sermon twice a month in the tiny, unincorporated town of Osman, where around 60 people from the surrounding towns come to the church.
'I challenge the system to think on how long you could tolerate humiliation, murder, intimidation and the instant criminalization of your existence before your anger boils over like a roman candle. Don’t you think 400 years is long enough?'