Christmas

Central Illinois Food Bank

Christmas lights are up at the Illinois capitol, despite a brief period where it had appeared the state budget impasse would keep the dome dark. That interlude led to another outcome, appropriate during the season for giving. The lights are on, thanks to a trio of unions that have offered to pay the state's Christmas lights electric bill. But before that'd been finalized, Kristina Rasmussen had tried another method. Rasmussen, a vice president at the conservative Illinois Policy Institute,...

USPS Braces For Yearly Rush

Dec 15, 2014
USPS

The U.S. Postal Service says today will be its busiest mailing day of the year, with more than 8 million cards, letters and packages processed in the Chicago area. USPS says it’s delivering seven days a week, including Christmas Day. To ensure delivery by Christmas, materials must be sent by next Saturday.

Classical WNIU invites families, seniors -- supporters of the arts, one and all -- to the annual presentation of "Christmas with Kantorei” - The Singing Boys of Rockford. Choose from one of two performances: a 3pm matinee scheduled for Sunday December 16th at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rockford… and a 7:30pm evening performance on Friday, December 21st at First Lutheran Church in Rockford. Kantorei consists of boys from age 6 to 18 celebrating musical, cultural, and personal growth...