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Cunningham Township supervisor outlines plan for women's shelter

URBANA — Cunningham Township Supervisor Danielle Chynoweth painted an image of a city in the midst of a homelessness crisis Monday night and offered the board a plan that would bring a women's shelter to Urbana.

3 drive-thru drop-offs scheduled for Salvation Army toy drive

URBANA — There will be three drive-thru opportunities to donate to the Carle and WDWS/WHMS/WKIO radio toy drive for the Salvation Army of Champaign County.

The drive-thru dates and times include:

— 7-11 a.m. Dec. 12, Carle at The Fields, Curtis Road and Interstate 57, Champaign.

— 4-6 p.m. Dec. 13, at Carle Urbana on Windsor, 1818 E. Windsor Road.

For the retirees, Dec. 2-9, 2018

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

DSC's CEO, at the helm for more than 30 years, to retire in 2019

CHAMPAIGN — Developmental Services Center's longtime CEO, Dale Morrissey, is planning to step down later next year.

Leadership of the Champaign-based agency will be assumed by Danielle Matthews, DSC's current chief financial officer and executive vice president of support services, according to DSC.

Groups with area projects earn grants from Lumpkin Family Foundation

MATTOON — Several organizations with projects in East Central Illinois have been selected to receive grants from the Lumpkin Family Foundation based in Mattoon.

Among the recipients are the Savanna Institute, which is receiving $35,000 for launching an agroforestry research and demonstration farm at Allerton Park in Monticello.

Religion calendar, Nov. 30-Dec. 7, 2018

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Danville Barbershop Chorus sets annual Christmas concert for Dec. 8

DANVILLE — The Danville Barbershop Chorus will present its annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at St. James United Methodist Church.

This year's concert will benefit Fair Hope Children's Ministries. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for K-12 students. Pre-kindergarten children and younger are free.

'You have to give yourself a chance. But most of all, you have to believe in yourself'

URBANA — Beer. Weed. Cocaine. Pills.

They're all Jesse Ray Evans, 57, could think about 18 months ago. Meth and crack "just to try it." But never heroin.

His self-help group recommends those in recovery put a dollar value on addiction. So just how much of the money he earned as a roofer was Evans spending on beer, weed, cocaine and pills?

"All of it," he said. "All of it.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 28, 2018 (w/video)

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The woman delivering two large pizzas — one sausage, one cheese — to Life Church in Danville on Sunday morning left with a tip.

In the amount of $1,611.

"Our church is a giving church," Pastor JON NEAL said, "but I never dreamed that much would have come in."

For the retirees, Nov. 25-Dec. 2, 2018

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

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