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How companies cook up food trends

How companies cook up food trends

By Susan Szuch

January 22, 2015

Everything from kale and Greek yogurt to gluten-free cookies and microbrews are now finding homes on supermarket shelves. What were once only available in high-class restaurants, farmer’s markets or specialty stores are now almost commonplace; stores are allowing consumers to make more informed choices...

Allerton Barn Music Festival returns for eighth season

Allerton Barn Music Festival returns for eighth season

By Rebecca Jacobs

September 17, 2014

No, there won’t be a chorus of moos and oinks echoing from livestock at the 2014 Allerton Music Barn Festival. Instead, live performances of string, brass and other instruments will fill the barn, engaging audience members in a rustic setting. Now in its eighth year, the annual Allerton Music Barn Festival...

Illinois, now favorites, should dominate Boston in NIT

Illinois, now favorites, should dominate Boston in NIT

March 19, 2014

Illinois is done being the underdog. The Illini have been labeled as underdogs in their past five games, at least. The stretch started with three straight games against ranked opponents and then culminated with Illinois being a 9-seed in the Big Ten Tournament. Illinois has embraced a giant-killer’...

Illini men’s basketball receives NIT bid

Illini men’s basketball receives NIT bid

By Johnathan Hettinger

March 17, 2014

Illinois missed out on the big dance but will continue its season in the National Invitation Tournament, beginning with a game at Boston University on Wednesday. The No. 2-seeded Illini last played in the NIT in 2010, when they advanced to the quarterfinals. Illinois head coach John Groce was an assi...