CLINTON — Some people live long lives, but don't leave much behind to remember them.
With 2-year-old Mabel Larson, it stands to be the other way around.
The youngest child of Ramee and Daniel Larson of Clinton, Mabel has a heart-grabbing smile and a heart-breaking genetic disorder.
Studio Visit appears first in print, in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, Melissa Merli visits with songwriter and musician Margaret O'Brien of Monticello. In the Aug. 19 newspaper, we'll have a visit with wood sculptor Rick Larimore of Urbana and Fairmount.
Q: How long have you been singing?
Getting Personal is an email Q&A with a local personality. Here, Paul Wood chats with 62-year-old Champaign resident Michael Markstahler, who has done much to preserve the character of local buildings. Getting Personal appears first in print, in the Sunday newspaper. In the Aug.
URBANA — Friends and fellow musicians remembered Dan Perrino as a man devoted to developing musical talent and a person who reached out to build goodwill in the community.
Mr. Perrino, 91, a longtime UI music professor, saxophonist and the founder of Medicare 7, 8 or 9 Dixieland jazz ensemble, died Friday morning in Urbana.
The Champaign Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a 13-year-old reported missing Thursday.
Authorities are looking for Jamona K. Collier, who was last seen at 2 p.m. last Tuesday. Her grandfather reported her missing Thursday and said she left home without permission.
CHAMPAIGN — In his first weeks of leading the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club, Sam Banks is thinking a lot about rebuilding connections.
This Champaign agency serving local kids needs a strong link to the local community and "we've lost some of that," he says.
MONTICELLO — William Hugh Finson did not have to leave Monticello to fulfill his dreams.
The 64-year old attorney and lifelong local resident was named Sixth Judicial Court judge last month.
Studio Visit appears first in print, in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, Melissa Merli visits with Scott Aigner and Derek Clem, the Lumiere Brothers. In the Aug. 12 newspaper, we'll have a visit with songwriter and musician Margaret O'Brien of Monticello.