I sing in a church choir with St. Joseph resident Deanna Taeger, and when she mentioned she had a clam-chowder recipe to share, my ears perked up.
Clam chowder is one of my husband's favorite soups, but I've never endeavored to make it until now.
Socks of love
Again this year, the Champaign Lions collected funds among its membership to purchase more than 500 pairs of socks to donate to Champaign schools.
"In the grand scheme of things, socks might not seem like a big thing," club president Sam McGrew said.
"But if you don't have them, I'm sure they're much appreciated."
Barack Obama's two terms as president will come to an end exactly 373 days from now.
URBANA — For more than a decade, Barbara Kessel has been in and out of the Champaign County jail, volunteering with an organization that puts books in the hands of inmates there and in prisons throughout Illinois at no cost.
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
A look at area do-gooders. This week: Douglas County Rotaract
About the club
Co-Presidents:Carly McCrory and Mallory Davidson
Origin: Founded in September 2011
Did you know? In April 2013, the Douglas County Rotaract was awarded the Outstanding Rotaract Club Award at the Rotary District 6490's annual conference.
Some weekend basketball leftovers ...
— Finishing a close second to John Groce's Illini on Sunday in terms of excitement was the halftime act, which had State Farm Center buzzing.
The Firecrackers are an energized rope-jumping outfit based in Kings Mill, Ohio, made up of girls in grades 3-8. They worked halftime of Wisconsin's game on Saturday before traveling to C-U.
In 1916, at a meeting yesterday of the trustees of the Wesley Foundation, board members voted to prepare plans for the first building of the foundation group, on the Burrill property at the corner of Green Street and Mathews Avenue in Urbana. The building will cost in the neighborhood of $100,000.
When I was assigned to cover the city of Urbana in the early 1980s, my first police ride-along was with Jim Page. Our paths crossed from time to time over the ensuing years, as he rose to be assistant chief at Urbana and then became director of the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System.