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Spotlight on Service, July 26, 2016

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Atwood American Legion

About the club

Commander: Jerry Clough.

Origin: The club was founded in 1918.

Meets: 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Legion Hall on Missouri Street in Atwood.

Did you know: The late Bill Wireman was a member of Post 770 for 70 years.

For the retirees, July 24-31, 2016

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, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

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

Hegeler to leave $3 million for center, $2 million for DACC facility

DANVILLE — In the last several years, Frank Brunacci has become good friends with Julius W. Hegeler II, and especially close with him the last two years.

Area update: Rude but harmless awakening in Monticello

MONTICELLO — It was a first-ever for Piatt County 9-1-1 Director Jim Cripe, but it wreaked havoc Wednesday morning at the dispatch center he oversees.

One of Monticello's eight emergency alert sirens, seemingly activated on its own, whined with an up-and-down cadence that is no longer used, and continued to drone on for about 45 minutes.

Mom giving back with son in mind

CHAMPAIGN — When Stacey Jackson talks about the friendship between Josh Brent and her late son Jerry Brown, she often laughs. The two entered the University of Illinois at the same time, defensive players who signed on to play football for Ron Zook.

A chef at the UI, Jackson was oftentimes tasked with feeding the 300-pound behemoths.

Champaign OKs $80,000 for Daily Bread renovation

CHAMPAIGN — The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen will receive more than $80,000 from the city to help upgrade its new facility at 116-118 N. First Street, the Champaign City Council decided Tuesday night.

The remodeling project is on target to be completed this fall, board president Bob Goss told the council.

"The plumbing has been approved, and the concrete is being poured," Goss said.

Spotlight on Service, July 19, 2016

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Danville Curtis G. Redden American Legion Post 210.

About the club

President: Audry Morse, the first female commander at Post 210.

Origin: The post was founded in 1919.

For the retirees, July 17-24, 2016

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, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

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

Area update: Beer festival in Champaign today

CHAMPAIGN — Downtown Champaign will be the venue for the Midwest Beer Fest starting at 3 p.m. today in the parking lot between Cowboy Monkey and the PNC bank.

Religion calendar, July 15-22, 2016

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