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Social Services

Protesters: Find ways to keep people out of jail

CHAMPAIGN — Although it's been advertised as a public facilities sales tax, local activists say Champaign County residents can be certain the ballot proposal up for vote next week is a jail tax.

For the retirees, Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 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.

Prairie Center hosting screening of addiction documentary

URBANA — The Prairie Center will host a screening of the documentary "Generation Found" in hope of raising awareness and kicking off a community discussion about new, innovative ways to support local people with addiction issues.

Religion calendar, Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2016

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Yahoo Employee Foundation hands out $4 million in grants

CHAMPAIGN — Three nonprofit organizations and a local school are sharing in nearly $4 million in grants from the Yahoo Employee Foundation, a philanthropic organization funded by donations from Yahoo employees and interest from investments.

Manor at Prairie Crossing groundbreaking set for Friday

MAHOMET — Construction will begin soon in Mahomet on a new affordable housing project aimed at senior citizens.

It's called Manor at Prairie Crossing, it will cost $2.8 million to put up and it should be completed by March or April 2017, if all goes according to plan.

For the retirees, Oct. 23-30, 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.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Oct. 23, 2016

In Part 5 of our continuing series leading up to Election Day, we asked experts on 10 new topics: What’s the one question you’d love to ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump before Nov. 8?

On Islamophobia in America

Religion calendar, Oct. 21-27, 2016

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Case management program replaces closed Salvation Army shelter

The head of the Salvation Army of Champaign County said a new approach to assisting the homeless has been successful after the agency was forced to close its mens shelter in March of this year.

The Stepping Stone Homeless Services, which launched only five weeks after the mens shelter closed, assists those who are homeless or near-homeless and who want to better their situation.