VA extends outpatient hours

DANVILLE — The Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System, at 1900 E. Main St., Danville, has begun offering extended outpatient clinic hours to veterans.

The Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom Gray Primary Team has extended evening hours to 6 p.m. every Wednesday.

Also, the primary care teams are offering clinic hours from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays.

My Amish Home: Beautiful weather for a full and fun week

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor thy father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest livest long on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath, but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." Ephesians 6:1-4

VA offers orientation program

DANVILLE — Veterans and their friends and family members can learn more about what the Veterans Affairs Illiana Healthcare System has to offer at a new patient orientation program.

Family Checkbook: When do you take your Social Security benefits?

By Kathy Sweedler/University of Illinois Extension

Deciding when to take your Social Security benefits requires understanding your choices and recognizing the emotions that go into the decision.

Like many decisions about money, if we are not conscious of our feelings, we might be overly influenced by them and not pay enough attention to the numbers.

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Urbana to dedicate UHS theater control booth to longtime teacher

URBANA — A fixture of the Urbana High School drama department will soon have his name permanently affixed to a portion of the school's newly renovated theater.

The Urbana school board will Tuesday night dedicate the Urbana High School theater's state-of-the-art sound and light control booth to Greg Chew, the longtime high school drama teacher who is now retired.

Wives of airmen share memories

RANTOUL — Sarah Hunsucker and Dennis Rodman have something in common.

And it's not the earrings.

Both have set foot in North Korea.

Granted, former NBA basketball star Rodman's stay was a little longer, as he traveled to that communist country to hang out with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. But both Hunsucker and Rodman can say they've been there.

Volunteers, foreign partners form bonds through language program

URBANA — Maureen Daly and Hessa Al-Khattabi stroll from the University of Illinois Quadrangle to the north end of the Illini Union, one of them or the other greeting friend after friend, many wearing the traditional Muslim women's garb.

Melissa Merli: No weak links in 'House of Thaddeus'

Back in the late 1980s or early '90s, I interviewed Duane Prentice about the Frank Lloyd Wright-style house he had just purchased in Danville to turn into a bed and breakfast.

Architect to speak at Krannert Art Museum

CHAMPAIGN — Award-winning architect Lyn Rice will speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Krannert Art Museum about the nexus of architecture and exhibition design.

Principal of Rice+Lipka Architects, Rice is renowned for his innovative architectural work in art museums, galleries and less conventional art venues.