Thanksgiving in CU 2010

A look at Thanksgiving events including the Turkey Trot, dinner at the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen and the annual community dinner at Urbana High School.

'Out-of-the blue' photo recalls Ogden man's time with JFK

OGDEN – History flows throughout Russell and Shirley Green's home.

A trunk Russell's grandfather handcrafted.

Stained glass from the Ogden Christian Church, which was destroyed by a tornado in 1993.

Steel that was pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York City after the 2001 terrorist attack.

On The Town: United Way Celebrates 25 Years

Images of residents celebrating the 25th anniversary of United Way in Champaign-Urbana

Champaign County Y breaks ground with three-fourths of money raised

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign County YMCA has raised more than $12 million of the $16 million goal it set for a new facility in southwest Champaign.

That enabled the Y to break ground Wednesday for the new building at 2501 Fields South Drive.

Work on the 75,000-square-foot facility is expected to get under way immediately, with completion targeted for early 2012.

Woman puts passion for gardening to work at VA

DANVILLE – As an engineering technician at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System, Tonya Moore typically works on projects such as new roofs and water-line repairs.

That makes her most recent project, creating a healing garden for residents with dementia, quite different.

Gearhead: Norman Comer

Norman  Comer, a founding member of the Illini Collector Car Club has a beauty of a 1940 Mercury convertible sedan he still drives sometimes.

Darrell Hoemann

Children hear history from veterans of World War II

CHAMPAIGN – The Holy Cross sixth-graders were a bit fidgety Thursday morning as Charles "Chick" Bruns marched them across Europe and Africa with stories of his World War II service. Not all of what the 92-year-old infantryman from Champaign was telling them was sinking in.

Tale of two veterans

PAXTON – While sitting in the kitchen of the house on Paxton's east side that she has called home for the past 53 years, Hazel Peterson fondly recalls how she met – and quickly fell in love with – her future husband, John.

Life Remembered: Co-founder of Honor the Chief Society 'had a wonderful way about herself'

SAVOY – The co-founder of the Honor the Chief Society, who also had a lifelong interest in the visual and musical arts, has died after a long illness.

Jean M. Edwards, 89, of Savoy died Saturday.

Seven neighborhood groups in Danville teaming up for food drive

DANVILLE – Several years ago, only a handful of neighborhood associations existed in Danville.

Now there are more than 20, and several of them are joining forces this week to help people throughout the city.

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