Getting Personal is an email Q&A with a local personality. Here, Melissa Merli chats with Jake Schumacher, manager for Urbana Public Television and a musician. Getting Personal appears first in print, in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. In the Feb. 5 newspaper, we'll have a chat with Urbana police Chief Patrick Connolly.
CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois student-led effort to develop a low-cost prosthetic arm for people in developing countries has expanded to different parts of the world.
"We're growing into a more global organization," said IPT President Adam Booher, outlining the group's progress to an audience of 65 at the UI Research Park this week.
SPRINGFIELD — A Champaign teen critically injured in a weekend crash that killed his friend told his mother he thought he was going to die.
CHAMPAIGN — In the past two years, Leanna Cossman has made five trips to Haiti to help care for the country's sick and suffering people.
And she's not done yet.
Cossman is preparing to make her sixth trip to Haiti in February with a small group planning to conduct medical training.
"I can't wait to get back," she said. "I feel I've been gone forever."
On March 22, 1941, the 99th Pursuit Squadron — the first unit of the Tuskegee Airmen — was activated not in Tuskegee, Ala., but at an Army Air Corps training facility in Illinois known as Chanute Field.
CHAMPAIGN — Residents of the Champaign-Urbana area who need help filing taxes can get it from AARP Tax-Aide volunteers at the Stevick Senior Center in downtown Champaign, beginning Feb. 6.
Studio Visit appears first in print, in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, Melissa Merli visits with graphic designer Vanessa Burgett. In the Jan. 29 newspaper, we'll have a visit with percussionist Ricardo Flores.
Q: Are you on the board of CUDO (Champaign Urbana Design Organization)?
Getting Personal is an email Q&A with a local personality. Here, News-Gazette features editor Tony Mancuso chats with Mary Henson, the wife of University of Illinois coaching legend Lou Henson. Getting Personal appears first in print., in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. In the Jan.
Champaign announced Anthony Cobb as the new chief of police at the City Building in Champaign, IL. Friday, January 27, 2012.