Sara Sunderland of Champaign was one of more than 50 students who participated in the Cornell College holiday concert on Dec. 6 in King Chapel.
Sunderland is a member of the Concert Choir.
Lori Carangelo has been passionate about the plight of adoptees since her own son was "stolen by a Connecticut foster care agency for secret adoption" many years ago. Her new book, "The Adoption and Donor Conception Factbook: The Most Comprehensive Source of U.S.
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Tuscola Moose Lodge
About the club...
Governor: Colin Slaughter
Origin: Founded in 1918
Meets: At 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at lodge, located on U.S. 36 in Tuscola.
MAHOMET — Angelle Difanis remembers hanging her dad's socks for Christmas and finding the totality of her gifts in them — an orange, an apple, a few pieces of candy and a few cents.
She's not a Depression-era senior citizen. She's a 43-year-old woman living in a lovely Mahomet home who grew up in a seriously impoverished area of metropolitan Manila in the Philippines.
History professor Vernon Burton misses the University of Illinois, but he's found he can write his books anywhere.
Now at Clemson University in South Carolina, Burton has just published the latest of his 20-plus books. He has a couple more in the hopper, including one about U.S. Supreme Court rulings on race-related issues.
"I hope to be through with it in 2015," he said.
We're off to a warmer-than-usual start in December. But, according to in-house meteoroligist Greg Soulje (@gregagwx), there's still a chance for a white Christmas.
"In the ever-so-slightest sense," he said Monday. "There may be 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches of snow on the ground across East Central Illinois and the C-U area. This snow system arrives around Dec. 23-24.
Today is Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago: