REO Speedwagon
Larry Philpot www.soundstagephotograpy.com /Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-SA-3.0)
January 19, 2018

UPDATE: REO Speedwagon Champaign Concert Rescheduled For Nov. 10th

Rock band REO Speedwagon has set November 10th as the new date for its Champaign concert — one of several January and February dates the band postponed for singer Kevin Cronin's treatment for what he describes as a non-life-threatening condition.


Dial a carol logo.
University Housing
December 19, 2017

Holiday Cheer On Demand With ‘Dial-A-Carol’

One of the longest running traditions on the University of Illinois Urbana campus gives people some holiday cheer on demand. University Housing’s 57th annual Dial-A-Carol continues through Wednesday night at midnight.


Trumpeter and Farmer City Native George Rock, wearing a Boy Scout uniform for a performance with Spike Jones And His City Slickers.
Farmer City Genealogical and Historical Socieity
December 15, 2017

A Farmer City Native Is Featured In A Perennial Christmas Song

You’re going to hear a lot of Christmas songs between now and December 25th. And you may hear one that features a little boy asking Santa to replace his two central incisors, after losing them in a slide down the bannister. The vocalist that made that song famous was George Rock, a trumpeter hailing from the central Illinois town of Farmer City.


prison cell
Flickr/Thomas Hawk/(CC BY-NC 2.0)
September 15, 2017

Medical Care In Illinois Prisons; ‘Racial Taboo’ Film; History Of Black Music Class

On this encore edition of the 21st: We learn why the ACLU of Illinois is suing the state for providing poor medical care to inmates. We also discuss a film that's sparking conversations about race across Illinois and meet a University of Illinois team that's reaching out to local high school students to discuss the history of black music.


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