Selfish consumers or smart shoppers? You decide

Email continues to pour in on both sides of the debate regarding coupon shoppers who take multiple in-store coupons.

Easter again dons 'interim' title at UI

URBANA — The "interim" title apparently has become a specialty for former University of Illinois administrator Robert Easter.

Just days after stepping down as interim chancellor for the Urbana campus, Easter is preparing for another interim job — the fourth in his career — this time as vice chancellor for research.

'Sky box' tickets available for playoff

DANVILLE — Danville Vikings football fans still have a chance to watch this Saturday's playoff game at the high school from a "sky box."

Danville will play Springfield High School on Saturday at Danville High's Ned Whitesell Field, 202 E. Fairchild St. Kick-off is at 2 p.m.

Danville makes recognition permanent for donors to education

DANVILLE — Each year, the Danville Public School Foundation provides thousands of dollars in programs and grants to enhance local students' educational experiences.

Now foundation officials have a permanent place to recognize the people that made that possible.

Friends, family recall Terry Masar

URBANA — Friends and family say Terry Masar gave them encouragement, helped build the jazz music scene in Champaign-Urbana, and made people laugh.

Urbana police are investigating the death of Mr. Masar, 61, of Urbana, whose body was found Sunday evening at the Super 8 Motel in Urbana.

Police investigate death of Urbana's Terry Masar

URBANA — Urbana police are investigating the death of Terry W. Masar, 61, of Urbana, whose body was found Sunday evening at the Super 8 Motel in Urbana.

Mr. Masar was a former University of Illinois football player who had operated several restaurants in Champaign-Urbana. He had been a co-owner of Nature's Table and had once operated Sweet Betsy's in Urbana.

State-of-the-art Hope House closer to reality

RANTOUL — Hope Meadows officials are hoping to have the "shell" of their new Hope House in Rantoul completed in time for people attending a National Conference on Aging in Champaign to view it next month.

Nicole Thompson, project manager, said the conference is scheduled for Nov. 11.

Student literary conference comes to DACC

DANVILLE — When Ryan Stone took a group of Danville Area Community College students to an inaugural student literary magazine conference a few years ago, he was eager to get involved.

Meals of Hope 2011

Meals of Hope at Urbana Middle School in Urbana on Saturday, October 22, 2011.

Veterinarian goes extra mile for dog she adopted

URBANA — When Laurie Brewer first saw Roxy, a black Labrador dog with a chronic runny nose, it was love at first sight.

A Maryland veterinarian, Brewer had her first contact with this sick dog when Roxy's former owners brought her in to be seen for chronic nasal drainage and sneezing.