MAHOMET – Check your wallet for any Georges, Abes or Alexanders. If you have any green slips of paper with their pictures on them, Lincoln Trails Elementary School could use them to help send gifts and letters to the troops.
It's the fourth year the school has helped out with Toys For Troops.
CHAMPAIGN – It was meant to be a living tribute to a beloved music teacher but turned into a memorial.
Just hours after Bob Smith passed away early Monday morning, his former students, friends and colleagues gathered to sing and perform in honor of the man who taught them that music is a thing of wonder.
URBANA – The University of Illinois could lose millions of dollars in federal grant money for a single researcher because a California company is balking at the paperwork and guarantees required by a state law designed to fight corruption.
CHAMPAIGN – Bob Smith has introduced many young children to music and the performing arts.
Guests of the Sarah "Sally" McFarland Carillon and Carillon Legacy Gardens dedication gather at the site on the south quad in Urbana, Ill on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010.
URBANA – If your kids' idea of good hand-washing is a quick splash, soap optional, here's a good chance to show them all the nasty germs they're missing.
FAIRMOUNT – In 1994, David Burns took up beekeeping as a hobby. Recently, he attained the status of a master beekeeper through the Eastern Apicultural Society of North America.
"Beekeeping was a hobby that went wild into a business in about 10 years," Burns said. "It's grown a lot faster than I thought it would."