DACC welcomes students, aims to help more with costs

DANVILLE — Last year, Sara Mahorney's life was turned upside down when she and her children unexpectedly became homeless and had to move into a shelter.

At the time, the Rossville woman was a first-year student in Danville Area Community College's office systems/accounting program.

Life Remembered: Teen had caring heart

WESTVILLE — Kaitlyn Foster was born with a weak heart, though that hardly defined her, friends said this week.

Jefferson teacher finalist for statewide award

CHAMPAIGN — As a social studies teacher, Christine Adrian feels she needs to teach her students about the world.

She does that in various ways, including using technology in class and teaching students how to responsibly use the Internet.

She also requires her students volunteer four hours each semester, including an act of kindness Tuesday to remember Sept. 11, 2001.

Volunteers spend 9/11 helping build a home

DANVILLE — The air is still cool when small groups of people begin gathering Tuesday morning at a home construction site in a Danville neighborhood, a block west of Garfield School.

Twitter founder stops in C-U seeking employees for Square

URBANA — Twitter founder Jack Dorsey said he knew Twitter hit the big time in 2009 when he watched a presidential speech and saw senators using their phones while the president spoke.

Steam locomotive headed back this way

A steam locomotive that went through East Central Illinois last week is scheduled to go back through the area on Tuesday and you can track the train online.

Many 9/11 observances scheduled

URBANA — The events of Sept. 11, 2001, will be remembered again this year in a brief observance on the University of Illinois campus.

Music by the Jupiter String Quartet will begin promptly at 7:46 a.m. Tuesday, to coincide with the time 11 years ago that the World Trade Center in New York City was first struck by a hijacked jetliner.

Getting Personal: Habeeb Habeeb

Getting Personal is an email Q&A with a local personality. Here, Paul Wood chats with Habeeb Habeeb, the CEO of Benefit Planning Consultants, and chairman of the Champaign County Republican Party. In the Sept.

Studio Visit: Alan Mette


CarX CrazyK 2012

The CarX CrazyK was held at the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana on Saturday Sept. 8, 2012. Twenty-two locar charities benefited from the event which featured 130 teams that ran an extreme K featuring many "crazy" obstacles along the way.