CHAMPAIGN — Kelly and Jake Hubert learned nearly four years ago that their now-6-year-old daughter, Livia, has a rare, incurable genetic disorder called Sanfilippo syndrome.
Now, through a foundation they started in 2010, they are striving to raise money for research and awareness of this disorder, also known as MPS III.
Each week, we offer an email Q&A with a local personality. Today, Paul Wood chats with 52-year-old Champaign resident Rod Sickler, the owner of Rod Sickler Salon & Spa, Clutch Cuts and Images by Rod & Co. He also is an international stage artist for Sexy Hair Concepts, Los Angeles.
Mettler Center adds two. Rebekah Deter Kelly and Kristina Reese have joined Mettler Center, Champaign, as yoga instructors.
Kelly has a 200 YogaWorks national certification and Reese has a Yogafit Level 1 certification.
How long has it been since I've set eggs in an incubator and turned them patiently for three weeks? Many years.
We did it in the early days a few times but mostly bought day-old chicks by mail — a different kind of patience, a different kind of waiting. When you order chicks by mail, you get a range of dates they might arrive. Expect an early call.
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.
RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Services of Champaign County.
By Robert Holly
Bishop Morris Paul Lockett sits patiently in the former crack house at 205 E. Garwood St., C, waiting for his congregation to arrive. It's a cold, gray winter afternoon. But inside, The New House of Prayer Church is warm and bright, as soft light filters through colorful, thin drapes.
When trying to communicate with the people who populate my everyday life, I am accustomed to feigning interest in sporting events/players/scores to avoid marking myself as a pariah.
CHAMPAIGN — Connie Kaiser could barely walk two laps at the Champaign County Relay for Life a year ago, debilitated from treatment for advanced breast cancer discovered about two months earlier.
Sam Wells was feeling and looking good. The Ewing's sarcoma — a form of bone cancer in adolescents — that he'd been diagnosed with five years earlier was in remission.
Gearhead of the Week is featuring local owners of the different generations of Chevrolet Corvettes leading up to the 2013 Bloomington Gold show June 28-30 at the grounds of the State Farm Center in Champaign.