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Lone practicing Pacey leaves law business in Paxton

PAXTON – For the first time since before World War I, there is no Pacey working as an attorney in Paxton.

Chip Pacey, the sole lawyer at Pacey & Pacey in recent years, quietly closed the office June 30, then went to his family's summer home in northern Wisconsin.

"I had no intention of working forever like my father did," said Pacey, 63.


"Canless" fundraiser survives thefts to top $20,000 goal -- by $15,000

CHAMPAIGN – Loose bills and spare change added up to $35,000 for Salt and Light's food pantry in the ministry's first Canless Food Drive.

Despite thefts from a half-dozen cans in early June, the monthlong fund drive still exceeded the $20,000 goal.


Sullivan area storm damage

Storm damage from a possible tornado in Sullivan and Kirksville on Monday, July 19, 2010.


1948 Plymouth to travel Route 66 in remembrance

CHAMPAIGN – The Marine blue 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe sedan doesn't have air conditioning, automatic transmission or other modern conveniences found in today's automobiles.

But it has a driver with a lot of heart.


Vietnam Memorial replica draws steady stream of visitors

Even with a storm approaching LeRoy early Sunday morning, visitors kept trickling into downtown to quietly visit "The Wall That Heals"

A half-scale model of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington, D.C., the replica has been touring since 1996. LeRoy is the only Ilinois stop for this replica in 2010.


Danville Housing Authority schedules health-safety fair

DANVILLE – The Danville Housing Authority will hold its annual Summer Health and Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fair Oaks Pavilion, near the basketball courts in the Fair Oaks Housing Complex, 1607 Clyman Lane.


Champaign group again prepares to help kids be ready to go to school by donating items

CHAMPAIGN – A few hundred children will be ready to start school, thanks to a group of men who provide the supplies as a community service project.

They call themselves the Heavenly Seven Club (although there are now about 15 men in the group), and this will be the fourth year of their school supply drive.


Food bank seeks some helping hands to pick corn at Provena farm

CHAMPAIGN – Sure, you could sleep in this Saturday morning.

Or you could spend a few hours helping feed hungry people by picking sweet corn on the south side of Champaign.

The Eastern Illinois Foodbank needs more adult volunteers – both this Saturday and next Saturday – to pick sweet corn growing at Provena Bucher Farms along Old Church Road.


Life Remembered: Vicki Stewart 'the epitome of volunteerism'

CHAMPAIGN – Friends knew her as a "classic example" of how people can help others, and as one who did not let her challenges hamper her spirit.

A recently retired program director for Family Service of Champaign County, Vicki Stewart died Saturday morning at the age of 64.


Event planned to increase interest in flying, Paxton airport

PAXTON – A group of local pilots, affiliated with the Experimental Aircraft Association, will sponsor a fly-in, drive-in at the municipal airport on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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