Snake handlers dwell at the edge of the spiritual frontier — a community of people who are willing to die for their faith three times a week in church. Members of the Pentecostal Holiness Church take up venomous serpents to prove their faith in God. The practice is still widespread in Appalachia, though mostly hidden.
Millennials might be known to their elders for texts and tattoos, but they're also a pretty giving bunch.
The Urbana Free Library's board met Tuesday night to discuss for the first time an early separation agreement with the library’s executive director. It met in closed session with the library’s attorney, and is still working on the agreement.
The city of Urbana expects to hand out nearly 30,000 ears of corn this weekend at the annual Urbana Sweetcorn Festival. One addition is the new steam engine that will boil all that corn.
This year's Farm Progress Show will be missing a key ingredient: field demonstrations.
The city of Champaign hopes to provide a direct funding source to programs serving the homeless and runaway youth.
This year’s annual Urbana Sweetcorn Festival kicks off later this week, and the event’s executive director says despite some setbacks, everything is going smoothly.
Some residents of Douglas and Piatt Counties are putting together a last-ditch effort to block the location of an Ameren transmission line through the area.
A local businessman in Gibson City hopes to keep the community’s nearly 100-year-old community pool going through his own fundraising effort rather than asking taxpayers for money.
Champaign’s Virginia Theatre is adding digital film projection to its list of recent upgrades.