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.
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.
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.
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.