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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.