UPDATED: Deep cuts this month for two homeless services

UPDATED 7:06 p.m. Thursday

CHAMPAIGN — Strapped for cash as a result of Illinois' year-long budget logjam, Champaign County's mental and behavioral health agency Community Elements is being forced to make deep cuts in two programs serving homeless men and troubled youths.

Cub scouts to accept donations tonight for one of their own

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign cub scout Pack 98 is asking the community to help out one of its own Thursday night, a family that lost everything in the Memorial Day fire at Town Center Apartments complex in Champaign.

Area history, June 2, 2016

Today is Thursday, June 2, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Recent UI grad would love to replace 200,000-mile van

FISHER — RaeAnne Lindsay hasn't decided what color she'd like her new van to be, but she's leaning toward white or black, which happen to match the Chicago Blackhawks sticker and flags much better than her old blue clunker.

Retouched Curtis Road plan OK'd

CHAMPAIGN — A set of lowered development restrictions for the land surrounding the Curtis Road Interchange will go before the Champaign City Council next week after being approved by the city's plan commission on Wednesday.

'There is strength in a community of women'

MONTICELLO — When she was around 40, theater artist Jennifer Goran often visited Aunt Dottie's Doll Store in downtown Champaign.

There she would listen to the older women who gathered there talk about their lives and dolls.

Just 1 question: Why see 'Chicago'?

CHAMPAIGN — School may be out for summer, but that doesn't mean the show is over for Central High School's drama department.

Centennial players get to walk after all

CHAMPAIGN — Even though his baseball-playing son was scheduled to miss Centennial High's graduation ceremony Wednesday night, Tim Smith had Luke Smith attend rehearsal earlier in the day.

"Just in case the game got rained out," Tim Smith said.

Air National Guard band sets concert in Monticello

MONTICELLO — Nestled amidst some particularly patriotic holidays, the Air National Guard Band of the Midwest will present a concert in Monticello on Saturday that includes marches, classic big band jazz songs and even a few modern hits.

Notes-Worthy: Chris Brown

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with photographer and Time Zone Band drummer Chris Brown: