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Country Cats gives unwanted pets a second chance

Leslie Smith, professor at Parkland College, prepares for an interview as she holds Hissy, her adopted cat, at the Smith's home on Thursday, April 9.

By Lillian Barkley

April 13, 2015

Hissy, a gray-and-orange-striped cat with a white bib and fluffy fur, burrows into thick blankets stacked on a china hutch inside the Smith family’s garage. Somewhere in the building, hiding under old children’s toys or behind storage boxes, their other cat, Hidey, is being true to his name. The two...

Local bands dominate Pygmalion Festival lineup

The 92s

September 25, 2014

With Chicago being known as the breeding ground for Midwest music, smaller towns, such as Champaign-Urbana, can be excluded from the Chicago spotlight.  Having received more notoriety in the late ‘80s and ‘90s due to internationally known acts such as REO Speedwagon, Poster Children, National Skyline and H...