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Mahomet panel OKs rezoning for senior housing

Senior housing plans win rezoning approval

MAHOMET — A proposed residential development for people 55 and older is one step closer to becoming a reality, after the village of Mahomet Plan and Zoning Commission recommended approval of rezoning the property.

On a mission of caring

Dixie Bickel and her husband, John, sold almost everything they owned — cars, furniture, farmland, their home — packed whatever they could fit into the back of a pickup truck, and moved their family from Monticello to Haiti to start a new life in charity work.

Summer meals offered for C-U kids

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is offering free meals for young people ages 18 and under to help them get through the summer months.        

The Summer Food Service Program begins Wednesday and runs through mid-August.

For the retirees, May 31-June 7, 2015

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.

Spotlight on Service, May 26, 2015

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Arcola Sunrise Rotary

About the club

President: Bill Wagoner

Origin: Chartered on Sept. 24, 1998

Meets: Thursday mornings at either the Dutch Kitchen or the It'll Do Bar & Grill

For the retirees, May 24-31, 2015

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.

Clark-Lindsey Village plans more expansion

The City of Urbana Plan Commission on Thursday night will consider whether to recommend approving a request from a senior living center to add to its facilities.

Clark-Lindsey Village at the corner of Race and Windsor roads wants to build three new residences on its property, two in the next two years, that will cater to patients with dementia.

Cops return to rooftops next week for Special Olympics

Area police officers will take part in fundraising for Special Olympics Illinois next week by taking to the rooftops of Dunkin' Donuts stores.

The "Cop on a Rooftop" fundraiser begins at 5 a.m. on May 29 at the following Champaign County locations:

Nepal school's backers waiting for word after quake

URBANA — Just a day after Deborah Arch's daughter called her to share the happy news that construction of a new school in Nepal was finally finished, the first of two deadly earthquakes struck there.

Raffle to benefit parks foundation; prize is new car

CHAMPAIGN — Here's your chance to win a new car while helping area youths.