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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.

For the retirees, May 17-24, 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.

Crisis Nursery announces major expansion

URBANA — Three decades after its founding, the Crisis Nursery of Champaign County is embarking on a major expansion with help from Presence Covenant Medical Center.

The Crisis Nursery, which provides 24-hour emergency child care for families in crisis, hopes to increase its capacity by 50 percent through a $1.9 million fundraising campaign.

Family Life: 'Get into the Act'

By Chelsey Byers

Spotlight on Service, May 12, 2015

A look at area do-gooders. This week: C-U Optimist Club

About the club

Presidents: Bobbie Herakovich and Fred Neumann

Origin: Chartered in June 1948.

Meets: For dinner at 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of every month at Perkins Restaurant in Urbana.

School board OKs leasing land to United Way

CHAMPAIGN — It may never be home to a new high school, as originally planned, but 40 acres of fertile farmland the Champaign school district paid $1.6 million for will soon see some activity — growing soybeans.

For the retirees, May 10-17, 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.