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Woman puts passion for gardening to work at VA

DANVILLE – As an engineering technician at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System, Tonya Moore typically works on projects such as new roofs and water-line repairs.

That makes her most recent project, creating a healing garden for residents with dementia, quite different.


Work may start next summer on long-awaited Swann rec center

CHAMPAIGN – A project to build a long-awaited recreation center for the 120 residents of Swann Special Care Center could begin next summer.


East Central Illinois groups vying for grants both large and small

Several area organizations are vying for money in the latest round of the Pepsi Refresh Project.

The project allows community members to vote for projects through Nov. 30. The top vote-getters are awarded money. Project supporters are allowed 10 votes each day, and you can vote via Facebook, text and online.


Revolving loans to help nonprofits manage cash

A new revolving-loan fund will soon be available to help nonprofit agencies withstand a one-two punch from the weak economy and delayed state payments.


New VA clinic created with women in mind

DANVILLE – There's a new service suite at the VA Illiana Health Care System.


Seven neighborhood groups in Danville teaming up for food drive

DANVILLE – Several years ago, only a handful of neighborhood associations existed in Danville.

Now there are more than 20, and several of them are joining forces this week to help people throughout the city.


Neighborhood association dropoff locations

You can drop off nonperishable food items or monetary donations at the following sites from 9 a.m. to Noon Nov. 13. If your neighborhood doesn't have an association or your association isn't participating, you can still drop off items at any of the locations:

– Meadowlawn Area Neighborhood Association, 511 Meadowlawn


Low-income dental clinic expected to open next summer

CHAMPAIGN — A new dental clinic for low-income families is now expected to open in Champaign next summer.

The United Way of Champaign County, which has been leading the planning and fund-raising for the new clinic, announced Friday afternoon that contributions for this project total $633,000.


Agencies team up to fight hunger in Danville

DANVILLE – Health Alliance Medical Plans and the Eastern Illinois Foodbank are teaming up to feed hungry families in Danville this weekend.

The Urbana-based health plan organization is sponsoring a food bank Foodmobile distribution at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1535 E. Fairchild St. The distribution will begin at 9 a.m. and last about two hours.


DSC sets goal at $100,000 for Tree of Hope drive

Developmental Services Center is again asking the public for $100,000 through the Tree of Hope Campaign to supplement its sometimes-unreliable state funding.

The agency planned to kick off the annual campaign this morning at Sullivan Parkhill Automotive in Champaign, one of its corporate sponsors.