Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Spokesfamily for Tree of Hope thrilled with help that they got

CHAMPAIGN – Bouncing around the auto showroom, tussling with his big brother over their toy cars, Mark Davis is the epitome of a busy 3-year-old.

Author says food can be healthful and still delicious

URBANA – Mollie Katzen knew more than three decades ago, when her now-classic "Moosewood Cookbook" was published, that plant foods should play the starring role in a healthy diet.

But people often still draw what she calls an unnecessary line between delicious food and healthful food, and think eating healthy is all about being deprived, she says.

Area events to celebrate 40th anniversary of Project 500

The University of Illinois campus will mark the 40th anniversary of Project 500 with several events this weekend.

Project 500 was the first major attempt by the Urbana campus to provide equal educational opportunity for all children of families in Illinois.

Community group to host food giveaway for needy families

CHAMPAIGN – A community organizing group in north Champaign will host a food giveaway for needy families Saturday.

About 8,000 pounds of food, enough for approximately 250 families, will be given out from 9 a.m. to noon at the Apostolic Faith Church, 101 E. Bellefontaine St., C., near Market Street.

A-OK Network opens doors for Parent Cafes on Nov. 10

DANVILLE – The Vermilion County Health Department's A-OK Network will sponsor an event from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the New Life Christian Center, 2105 N. Bowman Ave. Danville, to mark the beginning of its Parent Cafes program.

The event will provide information about three upcoming Parent Cafes, the first of which will be in January. It also will allow parents to get to know each other and help them identify issues affecting young families.

WCIA to air UI College of Law show on 'Economy in Crisis'

The University of Illinois College of Law is partnering with WCIA Channel 3 to broadcast a live one-hour broadcast called "Economy in Crisis: A Local Look" on Wednesday.

The show will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and broadcast from the Max L. Rowe Auditorium at the College of Law, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave., C, in front of an audience.

Crystal Lake neighborhood plan sent back for more discussion

URBANA – The city council on Monday sent a proposed Crystal Lake neighborhood plan back to the committee of the whole for further consideration after a Carle Foundation Hospital official objected to proposed wording about replacement housing in the plan.

The delay will give aldermen more time to consider whether wording in the plan should "encourage" or "require" Carle to support one-to-one replacement housing when its medical campus expands into the Crystal Lake neighborhood. Mayor Laurel Prussing wants to require it; Carle officials favor the "encourage" wording, which they worked out previously with city planning staff.

Catholic group eyeing former Sager Campus for senior living

DANVILLE – For 70 years, Hubert Doan, 91, has lived on Bryan Avenue across the street from what was once St. Elizabeth Hospital, later became Provena United Samaritan Medical Center's Sager Campus and is now a grassy, empty lot.

Like other Rabbittown residents, Doan is happy to hear that Mercy Housing, a nonprofit organization sponsored by Catholic Sisters, is considering the former hospital property as the site for a new senior-citizen housing complex.

Provena auxiliary seeks donations

URBANA – Want to help warm some hearts this winter?

Provena Covenant Medical Center auxiliary members will once again be hand-making mittens, hats and scarves to give to local charities, shelters and residents of nursing homes and care centers.

Christie Clinic plans for new campus moving ahead

CHAMPAIGN – Christie Clinic is moving ahead once again with plans to build a new campus in northwest Champaign.

But unlike plans the clinic announced in 2006 and later abandoned, these new plans call for leaving the downtown clinic in use as well as building the new campus across town, says Christie Clinic CEO Alan Gleghorn.