Social Services

Social Services

For the retirees, Aug. 28-Sept. 5, 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.

Getting Personal: Sherri Askren

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 53-year-old Danville resident Sherri Askren, the new president of the United Way of the Danville Area, chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood.

Are you excited about your new job?

Religion calendar, Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2016

To submit items for this calendar, visit news-gazette.com/living and click "Add an event" under the miniature calendar on the page. You must be logged in, then fill in the appropriate fields and submit.

Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.

Events

Children's-clothing charity in need of local help

CHAMPAIGN — When Carolyn Morris had the idea of collecting massive donations of kids' clothes and getting them to local children in need, she was living in Champaign and running her Christian organization, His Kid's Closet, from her home.

For the retirees, Aug. 21-29, 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.

Religion calendar, Aug. 19-25, 2016

To submit items for this calendar, visit news-gazette.com/living and click "Add an event" under the miniature calendar on the page. You must be logged in, then fill in the appropriate fields and submit.

Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.

Events

Champaign County Board puts sales tax hike for facilities on ballot

URBANA — A quarter-cent sales tax for improvements to Champaign County facilities will be on the Nov. 8 ballot, county board members decided Thursday over the continued objections of members of community groups.

Tom Kacich: Big decisions about ballot await

August is usually a slow month in the local news business, but this month, and especially this Thursday, will see some significant and far-reaching decisions by local governments.

Potentially three questions could be added to the Nov. 8 election ballot that night by the Champaign County Board and the Champaign school board.

Top of the morning, Aug. 14, 2016

Ever ordered a pizza from Papa Del's and for whatever reason failed to pick it up? If so, your food and your money haven't gone completely to waste thanks to a chance partnership between the local pizza franchise and the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen.

For the retirees, Aug. 14-22, 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.