Rapper-producer Frank Leone grew up in the town of Monticello, just southwest of Champaign, and began taking music seriously after a chance meeting with Vic Mensa at a downstate Lupe Fiasco show in 2011. Since dropping his debut mixtape in 2015, he’s reworked his sound, moved to Los Angeles, and scrubbed the Web of large […]
Chicago native Peter Berkow has been a producer and a professor, and moved from folk to funk to fusion to prog and back.
For 50 years Thom Bishop has been writing songs, lyrics, plays, movies, and more—and his new novel (as Junior Burke) starts with James Dean shooting Ronald Reagan on live TV.
Also, hundreds of Chicagoans gathered Sunday to denounce racism and bigotry after the violence at a white supremacist march in Charlottesville.
Unlikely Champaign, Illinois-based developer Volition veers from its Saints Row series with a profane 80s cartoon of an action game.
Inspired by the likes of New Order, the Cure, and the Teardrop Explodes, Steve Jones and Mel Eberle founded the Arms of Someone New as a recording project in 1983.
Researchers at Roosevelt University find that marijuana enforcement depends on geography and race more than justice.
Renegade DEA agents begin mysteriously dying off in David Ayer’s brutal actioner Sabotage.
Destihl Brewery finally hits the Chicago market, and it’s bringing a lot more than its festival-favorite Saint Dekkera sours.
The charms of knocking down those face-card tiles in the pinball game Royal Flush
As the Supreme Court weakens church-state separation, a new documentary tells the story of the Champaign housewife who got religion out of the public schools.
Veteran rocker Don Gerard has been elected mayor of Champaign, Illinois.
You have dance moves like Hammer but those are about the only moves your have.
Now in its fifth year, the Pygmalion Music Festival in Champaign-Urbana is a smorgasbord for lovers of indie rock.
Forget “best.” Break it down. Where in the Midwest are the places with the cheapest houses, skinniest people, and cleanest air?