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Rehab isn't just for people: Savoy vet works with dogs

Steve Jacobs leads one of his first patients of the day – a 4-year-old boxer named Riley – to an underwater treadmill for one of his twice-a-week physical therapy sessions.

A dog barely able to limp outside to his own yard a few months ago, Riley is soon trotting steadily through hip-high water, working his recently repaired knee and well on the road back to the active dog he used to be.

Aunt turns anger over infant's death into activism

Illinois public school students could get a classroom lesson on the dangers of shaking a baby.

The Illinois House recently approved a resolution urging the state board of education to include Shaken Baby Syndrome awareness and prevention education programs in curricula for junior high and high school students.

Truth be told: 'Rev' remains a vigilant county board watchdog

Lloyd Carter Jr. sees his responsibility as a public servant to watch out for the average person's interests.

A longtime electrician, the Champaign County Board member from north Urbana has been critical of cost overruns at the county's new $24 million nursing home. He regularly calls for more minority workers to be used on county projects.

After recovery from spinal surgery, sky's the limit for rider

DeLAND – On Halloween 2006, a day when most people her age were wondering what costumes to wear, 17-year-old Ashley Scott underwent major surgery to correct curvature of the spine.

The four-hour surgery – and six-month recovery period – were not only painful and uncomfortable but also kept the prize-winning equestrienne from doing what she loves best: riding a Tennessee walking horse named Stormy.

Champaign mother collecting toys for son to give to Iraqi kids

CHAMPAIGN – Army Pfc. Brian Jolley is making friends in Iraq, handing out Beanie Babies to the kids.

The combat engineer has been in Iraq about three months, sleeping in a tent in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. The 21-year-old's camp, Butler Range, is still under construction. His missions include finding and destroying improvised explosive devices.

Teen's rodeo skills pay off

OAKWOOD – Come late summer, most college-bound students will pack their must-have belongings into their car or a moving van.

Emily Mulcahey will load one of hers into a horse trailer.

Danville clerk a master at complex job

DANVILLE – A city clerk proofreads, rewrites and proofreads again ordinances and resolutions that a city council considers.

"But it's the mayor who gets the credit," joked Mohammad Eftekhari, director of education and research at the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.

Homer man receives thrill while installing Petty's water garden

About a month ago, Chris Sturdyvin of rural Homer received a fax.

It came from the home office of the nationally-known water garden company Sturdyvin became affiliated with a dozen years ago.

Danville radio personality knows how to have a ball on the air

Gary Belt has a voice for radio – deep, gravelly, lively.

"I've been told that," says the Danville man, who spends his weekday mornings doing a "drive-time" radio show from 6 to 10 a.m. on his not-for-profit, low-power radio station, WLBM-FM the Maxx.

Illini pilot says he'll wear hockey jersey on space shuttle

Col. Lee Archambault is wearing an Illini hockey game jersey, circling the globe aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis.

The astronaut spent six years at the University of Illinois, playing hockey, dating Kelly Raup and earning two engineering degrees.