Brian Padilla wasn't responsible for his grandparents losing their life savings to scam artists.
Still, he feels obligated to help them financially.
Padillas' grandparents, Chuck and Nancy Padilla, were robbed of $109,000 last year by thieves posing as their grandson, who lives in Paris, France.
By EMILY SINER/For The News-Gazette
Some things he wants to remember; some things he tries to forget.
URBANA — Talk to Urbana High School student Yue "Penny" Xu, and you'd find her a good-natured, talkative high school sophomore.
But play chess with her, and you might get a different impression.
Her coach at Urbana, Jeff Davis, has played her in tournaments and said she's focused and serious while playing.
ST. JOSEPH — If ever a mother hoped for anything, Chris Wulff hopes for this:
Someone who could be the right bone marrow donor for her only child, 32-year-old Sarah Parker — and is willing to help her.
Diagnosed last October with leukemia, Parker, of St. Joseph, is also the mother of three young daughters.
In Birdland we have some new chickens. They look a lot like kittens.
They are a trio of silkies. If you didn't know, Silkies are chickens with fur. They look like cartoon characters. It's not really fur, but the feathers are long and so slender that they look like you could knit them into an angora sweater. Think feather boa.
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.