Wounded Warrior Poker Run

Motorcyclists and others gather at Buffalo Wild Wings in Savoy for the Wounded Warrior Poker Run on Saturday, July 30, 2011 sponsored by the Richard l.

Garden of the Week: Rebecca Renwick

Rebecca Renwick has used her creative abilities as a licensed interior designer to create an outdoor sanctuary.

Muralist back in Danville for labor of love

DANVILLE — For Mike Meyer, it was just a matter of time.

Meyer first came to Danville for the Walldogs meet last August and was the team leader for the Chuckles mural. During that week, Meyer and his wife, Eileen, met a lot of people and saw a lot that they liked about the community.

Gearhead: Peter Alexander

Peter Alexander turned an early interest in all things automotive into a career.

Garden of the Week: Marc Changnon

Problem solving in Marc Changnon's Champaign backyard has given him an enjoyable backyard.,

2011 Champaign County Fair

Photos from  the Champaign County Fair in Urbana, IL  July 22 - 31,  2011.

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen adds water bottles to menu

CHAMPAIGN — Guests at the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen got a little extra help beating the heat Tuesday: free reusable water bottles.

Daily Bread volunteer Karen Kane started collecting the water bottles this week to hand out during the excessive heat wave.

And the gesture was much appreciated by people who stopped in to cool off or eat at soup kitchen Tuesday morning.

Benefit set for uninsured Georgetown cancer patient

GEORGETOWN — Friends and family will hold a benefit for 28-year-old Katasha Ellis on Saturday at the Georgetown Fairgrounds, 413 N. Seminary St.

Ellis, who does not have medical insurance, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer and brain cancer. She has completed radiation and is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Gearhead: Bobert Woodard

Bobert Woodard has owned this 1936 Plymouth for 40 years. A four year restoration meant he could try the hill climb at Newport, IN.

Judge extends order closing Cherry Orchard complex

URBANA — A Champaign County judge extended a temporary restraining order Friday that gives public-health officials the power to keep one building at an unsafe apartment complex north of Thomasboro closed.