Carrie Brocksmith is seen here wearing her letter jacket, something she hasn't been able to do  in a long time.

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Another season of symphony is underway in Central Illinois! The professional orchestra in residence at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 58th season. Maestro Stephen Alltop and CUSO will present “Music of Destiny,” performing masterworks from Bach, Beethoven, Verdi, Vivaldi, and others in five-concerts at Krannert.

A new and exciting change will go along with the annual Festival of Trees that the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana has hosted for this its 22nd year.

“We made a decision to change our model to “Adopt a Non-Profit,”” Jenette Jurczyk, president of the league said.

For 85 years, the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana has been serving the needs of the greater community with charitable works, goods services.

Wreaths are a pretty common sight on a front door, holiday or not.