Gearhead: Peter Alexander

Peter Alexander turned an early interest in all things automotive into a career.

Darrell Hoemann

Garden of the Week: Marc Changnon

Problem solving in Marc Changnon's Champaign backyard has given him an enjoyable backyard.,

John Dixon

2011 Champaign County Fair

Photos from  the Champaign County Fair in Urbana, IL  July 22 - 31,  2011.

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen adds water bottles to menu

CHAMPAIGN — Guests at the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen got a little extra help beating the heat Tuesday: free reusable water bottles.

Daily Bread volunteer Karen Kane started collecting the water bottles this week to hand out during the excessive heat wave.

And the gesture was much appreciated by people who stopped in to cool off or eat at soup kitchen Tuesday morning.

Benefit set for uninsured Georgetown cancer patient

GEORGETOWN — Friends and family will hold a benefit for 28-year-old Katasha Ellis on Saturday at the Georgetown Fairgrounds, 413 N. Seminary St.

Ellis, who does not have medical insurance, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer and brain cancer. She has completed radiation and is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Gearhead: Bobert Woodard

Bobert Woodard has owned this 1936 Plymouth for 40 years. A four year restoration meant he could try the hill climb at Newport, IN.

Rick Danzl

Judge extends order closing Cherry Orchard complex

URBANA — A Champaign County judge extended a temporary restraining order Friday that gives public-health officials the power to keep one building at an unsafe apartment complex north of Thomasboro closed.

Garden of the Week: Mary Sandwell

Mary Sandwell has created a colorful and lush respite in her Urbana backyard.

Darrell Hoemann

Heart transplant gives Hoopeston teen a new life

HOOPESTON — From the moment the problem was diagnosed in his tiny infant heart, Andrew Myers has never had a life like other kids.

There's been so much medicine and surgery.

But no running or roller-coaster rides.

Now this 14-year-old Hoopeston teenager has a new heart, and with it, a chance for a whole different kind of life.

Fisher Fair 2011

Photos from the Fisher Community Fair and Horse Show  in Fisher, IL  Wednesday, July 13, 2011.  

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