Wheelchair event set for Saturday

CHAMPAIGN -- If you've never had to navigate a curb cut in a wheelchair, you can experience the challenge firsthand Saturday at Parkland College.

The fourth annual Wheelathon sponsored by PACE Center for Independent Living is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to noon at Parkland, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

Group starts 19th year of building wheelchair ramps

DANVILLE -- The Vermilion County Handicapped Association has launched its 19th year of building wheelchair ramps for qualified residents in the county.

The organization will build ramps on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, weather permitting, from now through October.

Museum director uses U.S. flag as distress signal

DANVILLE -- Chris Perrault likes to take photos. So when he was out for a walk Monday morning and noticed the American flag at the Vermilion County War Museum flying upside down, he took a picture.

Rantoul police officer earns Exchange Club honor

It took Tim Rivest about seven years to figure out what he wanted to do with his life. That is, he was 7 years old when he knew it was police work for him.

While many young boys dress up like police officers and say they want to be a cop when they grow up, Rivest never wavered.

Admirers glad to see Nugent, Khan honored

Two local men with University of Illinois ties will be honored this week with the Order of Lincoln prize, the state's highest honor for achievement.

Experts hoping second CT scan unlocks Spurlock mummy's secrets

URBANA — The first time a CT scan was done on a 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy from the Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois, medical technology wasn't sharp enough to help solve some of the mysteries about the body inside.

Now, experts are hoping today's more advanced CT-scanning equipment will help answer some of the vexing questions that remain.

Lakeview College of Nursing's senior seminar helps Crosspoint programs

DANVILLE — Students at Lakeview College of Nursing must take a senior seminar as a graduation requirement, but the residents of Vermilion County communities become the primary beneficiaries of their work.

Liberty Elementary event celebrates many cultures of one school

DANVILLE — Students at Liberty Elementary School got a trip around the world on Tuesday.

Principal Eliza Brooks had a discussion with some of her teachers about the need to celebrate all of the cultures of students attending the north Danville school.

Danville's First Citizen: Anne Sacheli

DANVILLE — Anne Sacheli’s efforts to bring the Walldogs Mural Project to Danville last summer earned her the affectionate nickname "Hometown Dog."

Now those efforts and others have earned her the distinction of the Danville Chapter of AMBUCS’ 2010 First Citizen.

UI's Berenbaum wins major science honor

URBANA -- A top University of Illinois scientist who has dedicated her career to helping people understand bugs and biology has won a prestigious award for environmental science, which carries a $200,000 prize.

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