CHAMPAIGN - The Champaign County YMCA has agreed to take over the operation of one of the Champaign County Housing Authority's summer youth programs that had been run by the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club.
CHAMPAIGN - Children are the top priority in the United Way allocations for the next two years, with money flowing to several new programs.
URBANA - Public health services in Champaign County could resume by this Tuesday following the resolution of a bitter contract dispute.
CHAMPAIGN - A kidnapped purple dinosaur has been returned to a Champaign child care center, apparently none the worse for the wear.
CHAMPAIGN - How to respond to a sullen sibling: Just act naturally, and he'll eventually come around.
URBANA - Gov. Rod Blagojevich made a rare visit to Champaign-Urbana on Thursday to preside over the groundbreaking of the $73.5 million Post Genomic Institute at the University of Illinois and to tour the university's research park.
CHAMPAIGN - Perhaps the last chance to quickly restore public health services to Champaign County residents will come tonight.
URBANA - The critically acclaimed Pacifica Quartet, considered one of the hottest young string quartets in the world, will become a quartet in residence at the University of Illinois School of Music.
RANTOUL - Rantoul airport officials hope that the proposed addition of showers at the terminal hangar will enable the facility to expand to 24-hour operation and make the airport more attractive to host special events.
SPRINGFIELD - Corrections captains got some unwelcome but not unexpected news Wednesday when Gov. Rod Blagojevich vetoed the $17.3 million lawmakers inserted into the budget to save those 219 jobs.