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Champaign council rejects fee hike for ambulances

CHAMPAIGN – City council members Karen Foster and Marci Dodds said they helped defeat a proposed $20,000 annual fee on Carle-Arrow and Pro ambulance services because they weren't satisfied with city staff justifications for the fees.

"No one could give a straight answer why it was $20,000, instead of $5,000 or $50,000," said Dodds. "No one could say what it was for."

Youth programs help make finding summer work possible

DANVILLE – This summer, Renae Adams hopes to find a job typing and filing, or landscaping.

Jeffrey Harris hopes to land work building or remodeling a house.

You might think that could be pretty tough in this tight job market, especially since Harris and Adams are teens. But two new summer youth work programs funded with federal stimulus money could give them and other Vermilion County residents, ages 14 to 24, a chance to do that.

Former Southland employees to gather for reunion

CHAMPAIGN – For former employees of the Southland Corp. in Champaign, "7/11" has special significance.

7-Eleven was the name of the convenience store chain supplied by the Southland distribution center.

And 7/11 – July 11, 2009 – is the date of the 16-year reunion picnic for former Southland employees.

Provena hospital system dropping Danville doctors

DANVILLE – Catholic health care and hospital system Provena Health plans to dissolve its physician practice in Danville over the next few months and help its doctors in that community move to other practices.

The 16 doctors working for the Provena Medical Group in Champaign-Urbana and Savoy won't be affected by the move, according to a local Provena official.

Pending loss of health coverage worries GM retirees

DANVILLE – Eleanor Shapuras feels grateful, even though several years ago she lost her husband – one of the many people who logged more than 30 years at the former General Motors foundry in Tilton.

Provena to dissolve physician practice in Danville

DANVILLE – Provena Health will dissolve its physician practice in Danville over the next several months and help the doctors make transitions to other practices, a spokesman for Provena United Samaritans Medical Center said.

 

Get those papers out of the closet and into the shredder

Our mistake: Earlier version did not include the time, which is from 9 a.m. to noon.

CHAMPAIGN – That box of old checks and receipts weighing on your mind? Worried about a drawer full of paperwork that an identify thief could have a field day with?

Saturday is your chance to delete that worry.

Hoopeston students' video raises awareness of violence

HOOPESTON – To a handful of Hoopeston Area High School students, Kimberly Gray, Jessica Stanton and Madisen Leverenz were only statistics of violent crimes, names in news reports.

Then they met the slain women's mothers, fathers and sisters late last year. They saw the relatives' tears and heard the pain in their voices as they talked about their loved ones' deaths and how that changed their lives.

Area GM retirees anxious for answers after bankruptcy

DANVILLE – As General Motors moves through the bankruptcy process, the hundreds of local retirees from the former Tilton foundry are mostly concerned with how their health insurance will be affected.

Get those papers out of the closet and into the shredder

CHAMPAIGN – That box of old checks and receipts weighing on your mind? Worried about a drawer full of paperwork that an identify thief could have a field day with?

Saturday is your chance to delete that worry.