As the resident director of St. John's Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois, Mary Kate Norton sees people during one of the most stressful times in their lives.
CHAMPAIGN — Cathy Garner said she learned how to be a self-sufficient working mom when she spent two years living in the Center for Women in Transition in the 1990s.
Now she's throwing the baby shower she always wanted — and never had herself — for the moms and babies living at the center.
DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Transition Planning Committee is holding a workshop for parents and guardians of children with disabilities aimed at helping them make a smooth transition from high school to adulthood.
The workshop will be held April 16 at the Bremer Center at Danville Area Community College, 2000 E. Main St.
CHAMPAIGN — A local nonprofit aimed at helping youths on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation will hold a 5K fundraiser this Saturday.
The Kola Foundation at the University of Illinois will hold its "April Fool's 5K" at the UI Arboretum from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Race packet pickup begins at 7:30 a.m.
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.
DANVILLE — The chief executive officer at the Danville Family YMCA has accepted a position with Y-USA as resource director serving small to midsize YMCAs in central and southern Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN — Two candidates for township supervisor for the City of Champaign Township offer differing views on how the office should operate.
Republican Pamela Borowski said she is proud of how her office has cut spending.
"When I took office four years ago, we were almost broke, and today we are not," she said. "We've been pretty frugal with a lot of our spending."
URBANA — The University of Illinois is joining forces with community volunteers to host a new "day of service" next month, including an effort to pack 146,000 meals for the poor.
GEORGETOWN — Georgetown Township will host a foodmobile on from 9 to 11 a.m. April 6 at the township building, 1805 N. Main St., Georgetown
It is open to everyone in the Georgetown and Westville school districts who meet income eligibility guidelines.
Two fifth-graders from South Side Elementary got the chance to turn hard work into an act of giving, and it's been a learning experience they won't soon forget. Termarion Howard and Dequan Newell worked with adult mentors to build two solid, well-insulated, large doghouses for local outdoor dogs that needed protection from East Central Illinois' extreme temperatures and wind.