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25th annual Food for Families kicks off Saturday at Memorial Stadium

The Food for Families Drive brings in tons of food and more than $100,000 annually for the hungry, but the first attempt at a Champaign-Urbana food drive didn't go so well.


Christie says again: PersonalCare ending contract

CHAMPAIGN — Whether PersonalCare has severed its relationship with Christie Clinic, effective at the end of the year, apparently depends on which of the two you believe.


Woman completes amazing race

CHAMPAIGN — Two years ago, Alysha Bartosh wasn't running and winning 5K races. In fact, she wasn't running at all.

The Oakwood native, now living in Tampa, Fla., was born with a defect that made her right foot point to the right at a 90-degree angle. Her right knee pointed the opposite direction.


Champaign County wants clarification on Provena tax money

URBANA – Champaign County Treasurer Dan Welch is asking a Champaign County judge to end the doubt that continues to swirl around millions of dollars in property tax payments made by Provena Covenant Medical Center to local governments.


Downtown Champaign streets closed Friday-Saturday for 2 events

CHAMPAIGN – The intersection of Neil, Church and Main streets in downtown Champaign is closed to traffic through 3 a.m. Sunday to accommodate a bags tournament and the CuervoGames this weekend, Champaign police Sgt. Scott Friedlein said.


Car hits house after accident

Champaign police and firefighters examine a car that collided with a house at 1606 W. Springfield in Champaign on Saturday, July 3, 2010. Police said the driver of the vehicle left a parking  lot on the south side of Springfield Avenue, struck a westbound vehicle and ended up against the  house. The driver was transported to a hospital for treatment.


Correction on sandwiches

A news release provided to The News-Gazette about a giveaway at some Jimmy John's shops was incorrect. There is no such giveaway.
 


Million Meals for Haiti hits almost 90 percent of goal on first day

CHAMPAIGN – With 88 percent of their goal met by 5:30 p.m. Saturday, organizers of the Millions Meals for Haiti are asking for volunteers for only the first shift Sunday.


Artifacts going on display as Champaign's sesquicentennial begins

CHAMPAIGN – Nearly 150 years of Champaign history will fill the fourth floor of Illinois Terminal this week when a new exhibit opens the city's yearlong sesquicentennial celebration on Friday.

A turn-of-the-century baseball uniform, decades-old fire equipment and a 150-year-old financial ledger from Champaign schools are among the items the city has collected to display.

The free exhibit runs through April 7 and is the first of three planned events to celebrate Champaign's 150th anniversary.


Georgetown couple gets help with wedding at Danville city hall

DANVILLE – Wedding days don't always go as planned.

Just ask newlyweds David and Chelsey Sharp.

Their big day almost didn't go at all.

The young Georgetown couple both agree one of the most vivid memories of their wedding day Friday will always be "that sign."