It's the time of year when anything can happen; a beautiful snow, Santa, and, of course, magical reindeer.
CLINTON -- When a soldier returns home in one piece to his or her family, it's usually a time filled with excitement; especially when it's a surprise.
RANTOUL -- A high school senior got a big surprise last Thursday.
TAYLORVILLE -- Sixth graders at St. Mary's School had a special visitor Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Three students got the surprise of a lifetime Wednesday.
CHAMPAIGN -- Anyone who visited the public library expecting a quiet place to read got a big surprise.