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DANVILLE — For most of his adult life, 49-year-old Sean Patrick Adams had no family and no place to truly call home.
The New York singer-songwriter was born in Dallas, where he lived for a short while with his mother, Patricia Adams, and spent time as an infant with his father's side of the family.
CHAMPAIGN — It's the end of an era in Champaign.
As retiring City Manager Steve Carter packs up and leaves the City Building, incoming City Manager Dorothy David said she's ready to pick up where he leaves off.
DANVILLE — A former Danville alderman and the chairman of the Danville Humane Society board of directors was being remembered on Thursday as a community leader who was "extremely" passionate about the causes in which he was involved.
Peter Lary died Wednesday. He was 63.
CHAMPAIGN — After a life of service to his community, his church and his family, local attorney and former Champaign Mayor Robert Dodd died early Thursday.
Mr. Dodd died at his Champaign home, which was his wish, said his daughter, Brenda Nelson. He died of pancreatitis at age 75.
RANTOUL — The money won't come close to replacing what they lost, but in a way, Chuck and Nancy Padilla gained perhaps something just as valuable.
The knowledge that people care.
The Rantoul residents, who were bilked out of $109,000 last year by telephone scam artists, received more than $5,000 recently from a fundraiser staged by the Rantoul VFW post.
URBANA — If Illinois State Trooper Brian Scott wondered why his boss told him to show up at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications Thursday afternoon, he didn't question him.
But it became pretty apparent when Scott saw Ethan Asofsky, the young man whose life he helped save on Interstate 57 Monday in the aftermath of a snowstorm, that something was up.
Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic Roger Ebert is back at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, this time for physical therapy after a bout of pneumonia.
His wife, Chaz, said Ebert had been in the institute for a fractured hip. After his release he came down with pneumonia. After that cleared up, he returned to the Rehabilitation Institute for physical therapy.
The students represented in the 2012-2013 Cultivating Creativity: Consolidated Communications Children's Art Exhibition were recognized for their achievement at an awards reception held on March 10 at the Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University.
The Illinois Twins Convention is set for April 27-28 in Rockford.
East Central Illinois is home to several twins, including state presidents Jevonne and Stephone McDonald, both from Champaign, Darlene Starkey of Paxton and her twin, Kathy Wilken of Gifford; Jane Stalter of Gifford and Jean Polson of rural Paxton; and Larry and Gary Helfrich of Thomasboro.