Author Michael Perry
Courtesy of Michael Perry
April 10, 2015

The Pull Of The Farm Inspires Wisconsin Writer

Michael Perry is a New York Times Bestselling author, known for his memoirs of growing up in and returning to rural Wisconsin. He is also a humorist, singer/songwriter, radio host, and intermittent pig farmer. Even with all of that he is visiting Champaign-Urbana Saturday as the keynote speaker for the Champaign Library’s Local Author Festival. 


April 02, 2015

Living With Cancer In Central Illinois: Strategic Treatment

“Strategic Treatment” follows doctors and patients during innovative procedures and treatment plans being used at UnityPoint Methodist Medical Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Carle Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital of Illinois.


Cancer cell
April 02, 2015

Living With Cancer In Central Illinois: Seeking A Cure

Incredible advances are being made in cancer research and treatment right here in Central Illinois. To spotlight the local doctors, researchers, and institutions on the cutting edge of cancer care, WTVP and WILL are teaming up to produce a multi-platform companion to the national PBS series, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.


Jarling's Custard Cup on 309 W Kirby Ave, which closed its doors late Monday when inventory ran out.
(Photo: Tiffany Jolley)
March 30, 2015

Champaign’s Custard Cup Closes Its Doors

Doug and Christie Jarling announced on Sunday that Jarling's Custard Cup in Champaign would be closing as soon as inventory runs out.   That happened quickly Monday afternoon, with a 4 p.m. Facebook post.  Custard Cup will reopen when new owners can be trained.


Betsi and Tod Waldron with their daughter, Emily. This photo was taken after Betsi completed her treatment for breast cancer in 2013.
(Photo: Emily Waldron)
March 30, 2015

Couple Faces Cancer Again After Nearly Four Decades

Nearly forty years after Tod Waldron was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma as freshman at the U of I, he says the most difficult part was talking about his cancer with his girlfriend (now wife), Betsi and his parents.“I was pretty nonchalant about it at the time, because I just didn’t know enough,” said Tod, “but my parents were from a generation that didn’t discuss cancer.


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