C-U’s Restaurant Week features cuisines from around the globe

The 8th annual Restaurant Week is underway in Champaign-Urbana. This year’s event highlights 50 local restaurants, showcasing cuisines from all over the world.  The event is put on by Experience Champaign-Urbana, a tourism marketing organization. Terri Reifsteck, the organization’s VP of marketing, said that the event is meant to boost local restaurants during a time […]

New exhibit examines Midwestern Black lesbian experience

CHAMPAIGN — Archival photos are the centerpiece of a new display at the Krannert Art Museum focusing on the Black lesbian experience in the Midwest. The new solo exhibition by Jen Everett, “Could You Dim the Lights?” opens February 1 and runs through October 2024.  Powell noted the universal appeal of Everett’s work, saying, “She’s […]

217 Today: Illinois Public Media launches new radio station focused on amplifying Black voices and music

Thursday, February 1, 2024 ​​​​​Today’s headlines: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined local leaders yesterday in commemorating Black heritage and achievement. The battle to keep Donald Trump off Illinois’ primary ballot has now made its way to state court. University of Illinois police are sharing more information about the death of Akul Dhawan. The Fighting Illini […]

WILL Call: What’s Happening in Champaign-Urbana Feb. 1 – Feb. 4

Listen to Kimberly Schofield and Owen Henderson talk about weekend events on IPM News AM 580 and FM 90.9 – Wednesdays at 6:45 and 8:45 a.m., and Thursdays at 5:44 p.m. Every Brilliant Thing at Heartland Theatre        Date & Time: Thursday, February 1st, 7:30 p.m.         Location: Heartland Theatre, Normal […]