An honor born of hard work

WESTVILLE — Karen Stefaniak has fond memories of growing up in Westville.

Top of the morning, June 7, 2016

An open invitation

On Saturday, crime and courts reporter Mary Schenk told stories from 30-plus years on the beat to an enthusiastic group at the biannual spring luncheon of the Douglas County Republican Women.

Those Who Served: Joining Air Force 'probably the best decision of my life'

URBANA — When U.S. troops began massing for action in the Persian Gulf, Brad Gould found himself shuttled in an unmarked car from his home base in Holland to Germany, then to a plane.

"They needed one volunteer. Everyone else had family in the Netherlands," he recalls.

From there, he supervised medical supply service in Qatar and nearby.

Area history, June 6, 2016

In 1916, Dean David Kinley, vice president of the University of Illinois, plans to sail from New York for South America June 17 for the work of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Kinley will visit Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguay and perhaps Paraguay.

Top of the morning, June 6, 2016

Last summer, things didn't look great for the Champaign County Historical Museum. Finances were as low as the number of volunteers available to work at the museum, at the Cattle Bank building at First Street and University Avenue in Champaign.

But in less than a year, a new board and new president have given new direction to the place.

For the retirees, June 5-12, 2016

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Richard J. Leskosky: Irony at, not in, the movies

At the multiplex, not all the irony appears on the screen, as I found out last week. In my previous column, I wrote that not having signs announcing which film is playing in which auditorium presents at the very least a potential disservice to multiplex patrons.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, June 5, 2016

We asked 10 folks from Lovie Smith's past to tell us their best story about the UI's new football coach.


Former mayor of Big Sandy, Texas

It's Your Business: Lincoln Square shop doubles space

A store that sells clothing and other items for babies has moved into the south wing of Lincoln Square in Urbana.

Unique Baby Gifts opened at its new location at Suite 124A on May 18, according to store owner Nancy Medrow.

Business listings, June 5, 2016

These applications for assumed business names were filed recently with the Champaign County clerk's office:

CKD Construction & Design, 1202 Peters Drive, St. Joseph, Michael Dilley Jr., same address.

DC Services Inc., P.O. Box 8554, C, Daniel Clark Sr., 407 E. Church St., C.

De Colores Daycare, 1808 S. Prospect Ave., C, Maria Enriquez, same address.