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Cannon Place already a success story for veterans

DANVILLE — Army veteran Sena Legg and her husband, a Marine Vietnam vet, moved to Danville in 2009 so that Robert, who had diabetes, would be close to Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System.

After Robert passed away in 2015, Legg, who is disabled, couldn't afford to stay in their apartment. So she either stayed with a friend or lived in her car in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

Clergy Corner, April 21, 2017

The murder rate is 17 times the global average, earning El Salvador the unfortunate title of most violent nation in the Western Hemisphere in 2015.

Religion calendar, April 21-27, 2017

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Top of the Morning, April 19, 2017

She considers herself a "compulsive quilter."

For that, there are many thankful recipients of Mary Shobe's handiwork in the area.

The 69-year-old former computer programmer at the University of Illinois donates homemade quilts like nobody's business.

"I just like to quilt," the Champaign do-gooder said, "and I like to give them to places that need them."

For the retirees, April 16-22, 2017

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, April 14-20, 2017

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Nursing home's fate topic of two meetings this week

URBANA — County officials will begin discussing the future of the Champaign County Nursing Home — which suffered two ruinous losses at the hands of the voters last week — in meetings tonight and Tuesday.

For the retirees, April 9-15, 2017

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.

'Safe Haven Law': An alternative to abandonment

It is the law in Illinois that unharmed newborns, up to 30 days old, may be handed to a person at a hospital, emergency care facility, police or fire station without any questions that could lead to prosecution.

The so-called "Safe Haven Law" was passed in 2001 to provide a protected, legal alternative to unsafe infant abandonment.