At Home in Central Illinois

Charleston

Whether you enjoy culture, festivals, history or nature, Charleston has something for you.

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Charming and imaginative

You might call Frank and Lynne Titus’ Gibson City house the Anne of Green Gables of homes -- charming and imaginative.

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English eccentricity

This 1940s house in Hoopeston’s southeast corner had a unique exterior, but for owners Arik and Ashlee Bruens, the focus was just as much on decorating the interior to make it one-of-a-kind.

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Bavarian fun comes to Central Illinois

A little bit of Bavaria came to the Twin Cities Oct. 6 when the sixth annual C-U Oktoberfest benefit for Developmental Services Center was held in downtown Champaign.

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Baring her soul … and starting a dialogue

Local author Claudette McIntosh has a true story of survival.

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Sweet Christmas!

Story:Bridget Broihahn

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Worth the wait

Janice Bahr compares the process of redecorating a home to having surgery.

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Fall fashion

The autumn season means not just the typical deep and rich shades for the chillier temperatures but also some surprising trends in styles.

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Bright & Inviting

PJ Trautman and Phillip Curry moved into their smart midcentury modern home in June 2017.

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Bringing the humor and creating joy

Originally from Ohio, Marc-Anthony Macon earned his degree in theater and rheto­ric from the University of Illinois.

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