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Health and Fitness

'Youth Mental Health First Aid Training' event set in Danville

DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Mental Health 708 Board is hosting another "Youth Mental Health First Aid Training" for anyone who works with young people.

The Health Reporter Is In: Jan. 18, 2018

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Q: How safe is it to get a spray tan?

A: It's a safer way to achieve a tan than actual sun exposure or using tanning beds, a Christie Clinic dermatologist said.

East Lynn toddler getting needed kidney transplant thanks to aunt

EAST LYNN — In many ways, Mason Steiner is a typical 2-year-old.

He loves dinosaurs and Nerf guns. He loves getting into things. He loves his big brother, William — and occasionally fights with him, as siblings do.

"If you didn't know about the kidney disease, you wouldn't think anything is wrong with him," mother Holly Steiner, of East Lynn, said of her younger son.

Top of the Morning, Jan. 18, 2018

Not everyone is complaining about the latest cold spell. Like VANESSA DUNCAN, who puts on the Polar Plunge in these parts for Special Olympics Illinois.

"Polar Plunge wouldn't work in Florida," she said. "We need it cold."

Let it slide

While some may be counting the days until spri

Champaign County sues drugmakers, 3 doctors over opioid risks

URBANA — A Champaign law firm has filed suit on behalf of the state of Illinois and Champaign County against a handful of drug companies, asserting that they knew that the painkilling pharmaceuticals they manufactured misled "consumers and medical suppliers through misrepresentations or omissions regarding the appropriate uses, risks and safety of opioids."

Presence hospitals' foundations seek answers about locally raised funds

URBANA — The charitable foundations of both Presence hospitals in Urbana and Danville want to know what's becoming of millions of dollars contributed by local donors when a new owner takes over in about two weeks.

Frigid winter has men's emergency shelter overflowing

CHAMPAIGN — A harsh winter has been heaping extra demand on local emergency shelter beds, and an extra, overflow site has opened for homeless men.

The men's emergency shelter housed at New Covenant Fellowship Church can hold up to 30 per night. Last winter, it ran below capacity, averaging 22 men a night.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 11-18, 2018


This weekend


What: Heralded as one of our country's foremost comics. Presented by Exceptional Artists in partnership with Champaign Park District.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $49.50-$58.50. Additional $5 per-ticket service charges apply (online only).

Community Wellness: SMART goals help you meet your resolutions


If you're like millions of Americans across the country, you may have made a resolution Jan. 1 to get back in shape, and live more healthfully in 2018.

Maybe you've made this goal year after year but fizzled out by the time March rolls around. Make this the year to buck that trend by creating a solid plan that will carry you through the year.