In Sunday's News-Gazette, we'll have stories about a big need that's going unmet, a local angle on the NATO summit in Chicago and prep girls' track and field.
Brother (or sister) can you spare a ride? Debra Pressey reports that local agencies can barely keep up with the need for volunteer drivers to take elderly folks who can’t drive themselves anymore to the doctor, the grocery store, to church, and all the other places they need to go.
The NATO summit is scheduled in Chicago Sunday and Monday, and along with the delegates there will be plenty of protesters. Patrick Wade reports that the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System, an Urbana-based mutual-aid agency that provides assistance to other departments around the state when they need it, has been planning to assist the Chicago Police Department with the response to keep foreign dignitaries, protesters and onlookers safe.
And Mary Schenk profiles an Urbana man who is being honored for spending all of his 25-year career with Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation advocating in civil matters for those who can’t afford a lawyer.
In Living, we begin a series of stories mined by student writers in Professor Walt Harrington’s journalism class at the University of Illinois. We have dubbed the series “Slice of Life,” as each story is a just a short peek into the lives of East Central residents.
In Sports, we'll have results from the IHSA girls' track and field finals in Class 1A, and Marcus Jackson visits with the new basketball coach for ISU's Redbirds, Dan Muller.
There's much more.