Community Elements to merge with Rosecrance on Friday

CHAMPAIGN — Community Elements, the local mental and behavioral health agency, will merge into Rockford-based Rosecrance on Friday, an ownership change its leaders hope will bring expanded substance abuse treatment to the area.

Meg Makes: Using your veggie harvest

The beauty of cooking with produce from your garden: It forces you to be inventive.

I created this recipe for Roasted Veggie Bacon Pasta a few years ago to use up some of my harvest.

You can make it with any vegetable or green, though, and customize it with your choice of cheese. With a foundation of pasta and bacon, it will be nearly impossible to go wrong.

Younger Generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults

Sea Cadets honor wall

The local unit of Sea Cadets, SPC Justin O. Penrod Division, honored Vietnam soldiers during the opening ceremony for "The Wall That Heals," the visiting Vietnam memorial at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet.

My Amish Home: Reunions and another wedding on horizon

"For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, and his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." John 3:20-21

Tom Kacich: Former county administrator backs idea of elected executive

Maybe the best thing going for supporters of an elected county executive in Champaign County is that the recently retired (and greatly respected) County Administrator Deb Busey says she supports the idea.

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: State has had many county changes

The boundaries of the counties of Illinois have undergone many changes from the time that the first counties, St. Clair and Knox, were formed in the Northwest Territory in 1790 until 1859, when Douglas and Ford were created.

Area history, June 29, 2016

Today is Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments throughout our communities

Academic honors

— Megan Christine McGee of Fairmount and Samantha Nicole Ledbetter of Tuscola were named to the dean's list at Quincy University.

— Kaitlyn Fouke of Urbana and Abigail Radnitzer of Champaign were named to Denison University's spring semester dean's list.

Top of the morning, June 29, 2016

The last class to graduate from old Champaign High — now Edison Middle School — is holding its 60th reunion July 8-9. Here's the scoop on the '56 Maroons from Jackie Swan, who is helping coordinate the event:

The one story that is sure to be told ...

A talent for learning

CHAMPAIGN — After 36 years of teaching at Parkland College, Bruce Henrikson still isn't sure if he's any good at it.