At Home in Central Illinois

The wheel of life

If Tom Brewer had not been extremely ill his senior year on 1967 at Champaign High School-the last year Champaign had just one high school- this story may just well have been about Brewer the accountant, not Brewer the potter.

Story:Bridget Broihahn

Photos:Bridget Broihahn

It’s finally here

Central Illinois is known for its ever-changing weather.

Story:Bridget Broihahn

Photos:Bridget Broihahn

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

She made a choice. To fly.

Carrie Brocksmith of Seymour made a life-changing decision to take her health back. Read her inspiring story.

Story:Bridget Broihahn

Photos:Mike Heiniger

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The Higham Home

The Highams have made this gothic girl come down-to-earth

Story:Bridget Broihahn

Photos:Briana Floyd

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The Champaign-Urbana Symphony

Story:Gerri Kirchner

Photos:Darrell Hoemann

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The festival of trees…

a season of change for the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana

Story:Bridget Broihahn

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The adventurous Appelquists

Karl and Palmira-Pam-Appelquist have a way of taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary.

Story:Bridget Broihahn

Photos:Heather Coit

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Rich texture

Jim and Winnie Crowder have lived in their Tuscola Victorian Italianate for almost seven years.

Story:Bridget Broihahn

Photos:Rick Danzl

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A happy circle on the door…or something more

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

Story:Bridget Broihahn

Photos:Bridget Broihahn

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More than a residence… The University of Illinois president’s mansion

Story:Bridget Broihahn

Photos:Rick Danzl