beautifully arranged variety of vegetables
April 16, 2015

Food Deserts Spreading In Rural Areas

The U. S. Department of Agriculture describes a food desert as: a neighborhood or town without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. Instead of supermarkets and grocery stores, these communities may have no food access or are served only by fast food restaurants and convenience stores that offer few healthy, affordable food options.


Outside the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, hours before the start of the 17th annual Ebertfest.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
April 16, 2015

Ramis Tribute, 3D French Film, Kick Off 17th Ebertfest

Moviegoers were treated to two firsts for the annual festival's opening night - a tribute to the late filmmaker/actor Harold Ramis, and a 3D screening of Jean-Luc Godard's 'Goodbye to Language.'


In this April 8 photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, air safety investigator Todd Fox examines the tail section of the Cessna 414A twin-engine aircraft that April 7.
(AP Photo/Courtesy of the National Transportation Safety Board)
April 15, 2015

Report: Plane Changed Course Before Deadly Bloomington Crash

A report out Wednesday from the Wednesday's National Transportation Safety Board on the April 7 crash doesn't indicate why the pilot changed course as he neared Central Illinois Regional Airport.


Champaign City Building
Wikimedia Commons
April 15, 2015

Voters at Town Meeting Authorize Sale of Buildings

City of Champaign Township officials say they need larger facilities that are more accessible to people with disabilities, and that there have been inquiries about their office buildings from potential buyers.


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