Health and Fitness
ARCOLA – The first positive West Nile virus test result in Illinois this year has turned up in Douglas County.
A blue jay collected May 20 in Arcola Township tested positive for the mosquito-transmitted virus, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
URBANA — Ground turkey can be a lower-sodium choice than ground beef, but when it comes to which burger visitors choose in the cafeterias at Presence Covenant and Presence United Samaritans medical centers, beef wins.
Peg Stierwalt grew up surrounded by cornfields, not water. But she's become passionate about the water sports of stand-up paddleboarding and paddleboard yoga.
The Tolono woman first tried stand-up paddleboarding in February 2015 while visiting friends in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. They paddled on canals in the area. "It was a very fun Florida thing to do," Stierwalt said.
By Beth Peralta
May is National Asparagus Month, so let's celebrate!
We are lucky in Champaign-Urbana to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables year-round. Due to this, there are only a handful of fruits or vegetables that I really get excited about when they are "in season."
Lorrie Pearson started bike commuting 10 years ago, on Bike to Work Day. She was living in the Washington, D.C., area at the time, and she worked for an organization that was helping plan Bike to Work activities.
"We were encouraged to participate. I thought, if I can do this one day, I can do it again," Pearson said.