Category: Photo

Series loss to Buckeyes knocks Illini baseball out of lead

The University of Illinois baseball team lost two of three to Ohio State over the weekend, completing their 2009 home schedule and dropping them into a tie for second place with the Buckeyes in the Big Ten standings with one week to play. First-place Minnesota (who leads by a half-game), Illinois and Ohio State all play teams near the bottom of the conference next weekend, so it will take upsets aplenty for the Illini to come out on top. Check out Illinois Baseball Report (who supplied the above photo of Ben Reeser) for full coverage of the Fightin' Illini baseball team.


Going Slowly update: May 4, 2009

As promised in last week's column, we're going to track the progress of Tara Alan and Tyler Kellen's Going Slowly expedition every once in a while. They're currently a little southeast of Manchester, England, England (across the Atlantic Sea). Their last journal entry is from Saturday, when they were north of Sheffield, and now they're south of Sheffield, so they're making progress. There are a bunch of striking pictures from last week's riding in their journal.


Memorial Day Weekend Log Cabin Open House

So my family owns a pretty amazing retreat center, and we would like to invite everyone out to check it out this Memorial Day weekend, on Sunday, May 24. Located 40 minutes south of Champaign-Urbana, it has some great features that make it truly one of a kind. Spend some time in the 25-foot tipi, make a fire and relax, or check out the vintage log cabin, the oldest structure in the county.  Talk a walk through the beautiful herb garden, or peruse the gift shop. For more info, go to or email  The center will be open from 10 a.m. until people take off! Looking forward to seeing you there!