CHAMPAIGN — Jimmy John Liautaud and his wife Leslie have pledged $1 million toward construction of the new Champaign County YMCA and Larkin's Place at the Y.
That pledge from the founder of the Jimmy John's restaurant chain brings the total amount raised to more than $13.5 million.
DANVILLE — You can easily walk, or bike, from your house or apartment to the grocery, restaurants, the coffee shop or a bank on well-maintained sidewalks or bike paths in a crime-free, historic neighborhood that's well-lit, nicely landscaped and void of vacant, deteriorating properties.
DANVILLE — After Julia Megan Sullivan graduated from New York University in 2001, she took a job as a marketing director for the school's health center in Manhattan. On Sept. 11, she was at work when the planes hit the World Trade Center, only a 10-minute subway ride away.
The Second Church of Christ and Sunset Funeral Homes are joining forces to offer a weekend of events to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
The events are free and open to the public.
The church will hold "Celebrate America" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St., Danville.
URBANA — When migrant children begin attending summer school in Urbana next month, they'll receive backpacks filled with school supplies, thanks to an Urbana Boy Scout.
Rodney LeNoir, a member of Boy Scout Troop 402 and a University Laboratory High School student, is collecting the backpacks and supplies for his Eagle Scout project.
VILLA GROVE -- When Paul Cler and Celestine Eisenmenger were married on June 10, 1941, it wasn't a fancy affair. They were wed in Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Pesotum on a Tuesday, drove to Danville to spend the night for their honeymoon and Paul was back to work on Wednesday morning. They did stop off in Champaign to get their wedding photo taken.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Parenthood is the ultimate gift and an incredible responsibility. Every day, fathers across our country give everything they have to build a better future for their family, asking nothing in return but their children's love and success. On Father's Day, we honor the men in our lives who have helped shape us for the good, and we recommit to supporting fatherhood in our families, in our communities, and across our Nation.
DANVILLE — It was a little warm at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center Friday evening and early Saturday due to an interruption in power at the hospital.
URBANA — For her entire adult life, Terri Burnett couldn't move most of her body. But the words that came from her mouth moved more people than she ever could have realized.
CHAMPAIGN — If you've had a hankering for a gyro from Zorba's, this is your weekend.
Zorba's owner Matt Mortenson and his crew are back cooking the Greek specialty sandwiches along with pita and hummus and baklava at the Taste of Champaign-Urbana in West Side Park through Sunday.