To Your Health | Savor your summer with fruit salad

What fruit says summer more than a juicy, sweet slice of melon? Typically in season between June and September, melon varieties like cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon tend to taste best (and cost less!) during summer months.

Fundraising lunch to benefit Special Olympics set July 26 at Texas Roadhouse

CHAMPAIGN — Police officers from all over Champaign County are inviting people to eat lunch at Texas Roadhouse on July 26 to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., officers will serve a pulled-pork sandwich, corn, fresh-baked bread with honey-cinnamon butter and a non-alcoholic beverage. Diners are asked to leave a donation for their meal, which is valued at $10.

Champaign farmers market going to backup plan for SNAP transactions

CHAMPAIGN — A farmers market is going to a backup plan to process food-stamp benefits after the vendor it uses for those electronic transactions announced it is shutting down that service.

Today's Special | Thai-Lao Cuisine food truck hits streets of C-U

URBANA — An area man has started up a food truck that sells food from Thailand and Laos.

Owner Phosay Sesavath said he opened his Thai-Lao Cuisine food truck on June 9.

McDonald's removing salads from 3,000 stores after illnesses in Illinois, Iowa

CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald's is stopping the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurants after people became sick from a parasite causing intestinal illness.

Religion calendar, July 13-20, 2018

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2018 Urbana Sweetcorn Festival putting spotlight on local music

URBANA — Organizers of the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival announced the entertainment lineup Thursday for this year's event, set for Aug. 24-25.

On Friday night, music begins at 5 p.m. with We The Animals, an indie rock group from Champaign featuring Mark Wyman, Mikael Brackett, Joe Funderburk and Kayla Brown.

No longer chairman or CEO, Papa John's Schnatter still a big cheese

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's founder John Schnatter is no longer board chairman after using a racial slur, but his image is still part of the pizza chain's logo and he remains the company's largest shareholder.

Entertainment listings, July 12-19, 2018


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"And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.