URBANA — More than one in five Champaign County kids were living in poverty in 2011, according to the new Kids Count report released this morning.
The county's child poverty rate nearly doubled in 12 years, growing from 12 percent in 1999 to 23 percent in 2011.
The child poverty rate in Vermilion County also grew in that same time span, from 19 percent to 35 percent.
URBANA — The sudden raging hunger and unquenchable thirst, the countless trips to the bathroom day and night.
Even more than 40 years later, actor Jim Turner describes the onset of his Type 1 diabetes when he was a high school junior like a teenage boy's living nightmare.
FISHER — Forgive Kevin or Julie Dockham if you hear them humming the John Lennon tune "(Just Like) Starting Over."
By Laurel Hanetho
To begin, I'd like to salute all of our veterans, especially my father, a World War II Army veteran, serving from 1944-46. The following article will highlight opportunities for nurses who specialize in the field of mental health who care for our veterans.
The wind drives snowflakes almost horizontally across the yard, until they hit a tree, and then dance in circling eddies.
In Birdland, it is bitter cold again.
Was it yesterday that the fog softened our world? The earth squishing under my feet as I carried a scoop of feed out to the chickens? January disguised as late April.
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.
RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Services of Champaign County.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Is your V-Day game locked tight?
This year, you shouldn't just celebrate Valentine's Day, you should conquer it. And it looks like you've come to the right place at the right time because I have the inside track on the hottest Valentine's Day advice from a player who would know.