For the retirees Feb. 10, 2013

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.

In honor of MLK ... Students express themselves on freedom, social justice and more

From The News-Gazette's Black History Month 2013 section, published Feb. 10, 2013.

Every year, the University of Illinois sponsors a celebration in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of the Provost and the Office of Public Engagement.

AMBUCS' area chapters do whatever they can to give the disabled the gift of mobility

MAHOMET — Getting in and out of her home used to be quite an ordeal for Ruth Funsch.

New UI residence hall will bear name of university's first African-American alumna, a true pioneer

URBANA — Tired of the underage drinking and truancy associated with a liquor store across the street from her high school, the new principal took matters into her own hands.

Readers share stories of how they 'met cute'

They saw each other at a wedding and fell in love. They shared art appreciation [dash] and appreciation of each other. They had a blind date that has continued for decades. Their brother and sister also married. They shared a bus ride.

Studio Visit: Amy Stoch

Studio Visit appears in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, a visit with Amy Stoch, actor and director and interim part-time manager of the Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company.

Getting Personal: Theodore Gray

Getting Personal is an email Q&A with a local personality. Here, a chat with Theodore Gray, who writes books and publishes posters of the Periodic Table and is the creative director of Touch Press, an interactive eBook publishing company based in London.

Gearhead of the Week: Darryl Cochran

Darryl Cochran of Paris talks about his favorite car, his 1950 Ford Custom coupe.

Junior League celebrating 80th anniversary

The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana has a long, rich history of helping women and children in the community.

The group was involved in starting a long list of community nonprofits you're probably familiar with, including what is now Developmental Services Center in Champaign and Crisis Nursery in Urbana

Speaker tells students to seek knowledge

DANVILLE — It took Carlos Ojeda Jr. awhile to find his voice. But when he did, it changed his life.

Now he's using that voice to spread his message of education and empowerment to young people — and those who educate them — across the country.