Unity Celebration 2011

The Unity Celebration at the Boneyard Creek 2nd Street Basin on Thursday, June 23, 2011. The celebration was to close out Champaign's Sesquicentennial Anniversary.

Liautauds pledge $1 million to new Champaign County Y

CHAMPAIGN — Jimmy John Liautaud and his wife Leslie have pledged $1 million toward construction of the new Champaign County YMCA and Larkin's Place at the Y.

That pledge from the founder of the Jimmy John's restaurant chain brings the total amount raised to more than $13.5 million.

Danville neighborhood plots a bright future

DANVILLE — You can easily walk, or bike, from your house or apartment to the grocery, restaurants, the coffee shop or a bank on well-maintained sidewalks or bike paths in a crime-free, historic neighborhood that's well-lit, nicely landscaped and void of vacant, deteriorating properties.

Free events to include 'Celebrate America'

The Second Church of Christ and Sunset Funeral Homes are joining forces to offer a weekend of events to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

The events are free and open to the public.

The church will hold "Celebrate America" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St., Danville.

Events planned in Danville for anniversary of 9/11

DANVILLE — After Julia Megan Sullivan graduated from New York University in 2001, she took a job as a marketing director for the school's health center in Manhattan. On Sept. 11, she was at work when the planes hit the World Trade Center, only a 10-minute subway ride away.

Scout collects backpacks, supplies for migrant children

URBANA — When migrant children begin attending summer school in Urbana next month, they'll receive backpacks filled with school supplies, thanks to an Urbana Boy Scout.

Rodney LeNoir, a member of Boy Scout Troop 402 and a University Laboratory High School student, is collecting the backpacks and supplies for his Eagle Scout project.

Presidential proclamation on Father's Day



Parenthood is the ultimate gift and an incredible responsibility. Every day, fathers across our country give everything they have to build a better future for their family, asking nothing in return but their children's love and success. On Father's Day, we honor the men in our lives who have helped shape us for the good, and we recommit to supporting fatherhood in our families, in our communities, and across our Nation.

Couple's formula - and love - have worked for more than 70 years

VILLA GROVE -- When Paul Cler and Celestine Eisenmenger were married on June 10, 1941, it wasn't a fancy affair. They were wed in Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Pesotum on a Tuesday, drove to Danville to spend the night for their honeymoon and Paul was back to work on Wednesday morning. They did stop off in Champaign to get their wedding photo taken.

Danville hospital power back to normal following blown fuse

DANVILLE — It was a little warm at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center Friday evening and early Saturday due to an interruption in power at the hospital.

Life Remembered: Terri Burnett left major impact behind

URBANA — For her entire adult life, Terri Burnett couldn't move most of her body. But the words that came from her mouth moved more people than she ever could have realized.