Social Services

Social Services

Salvation Army, DSC reach holiday fundraising goals

A late push of donations, both in-person and online, has helped a local service organization surpass its fundraising goal.

Spotlight on Service, Feb. 10, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Champaign Lions Club

About the club

President: Charlie Osborne

Origin: Chartered in 1927

Meets: Noon on Wednesdays at the Windsor of Savoy

Updated: comedian pledges support to C-U homeless group

New 4:50 p.m. Monday:

A local social service organization has been pulled into the middle of a fight among public figures but in a good way.

For the retirees, Feb. 8-15, 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.

One Winter Night aims for $100,000

CHAMPAIGN — The Tramp made a silent vigil Friday evening at One Winter Night, an event marking homelessness.

Charlie Chaplin, the original tramp, was homeless himself, according to the volunteer who was portraying him, Christian Chaille of Champaign, a Judah Christian School student.

One Winter Night fundraiser returns

CHAMPAIGN — More than seven years after a former boyfriend shot her in the chest, Indea Dorsey is struggling to make a life for herself and her 9-year-old daughter.

But at 29, she's homeless, suffering from multiple health conditions and unable to work.

She and her daughter, Zaniya, live on $313 a month from a state assistance program, plus food stamps.

Homeless fundraiser has education component

An official with the Urbana Police Department said when the agency comes into contact with someone who is homeless, officers are looking to find ways to help that individual.

Full transcript: Rauner's State of the State address

Today marks a new beginning for Illinois.

And a new partnership between the General Assembly and the governor.

Last November, voters made it clear they want bipartisan government. They want a government where people come together to solve problems and get things done.

Auction winner will take home 'The Fridge'

DANVILLE — Chicago Bears fans who still can't get enough of the "Super Bowl Shuffle" might want to buy tickets to the annual Peer Court Auction.

Bidders will have a chance to bring home a restored 1945 Kelvinator-brand refrigerator that plays the 1985 Super Bowl champion's hit rap song when the door opens.

Spotlight on Service, Feb. 3, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Greater Champaign County AMBUCS

About the club

President: Keith Jamieson

Origin: Part of a national organization founded in 1922, GCC AMBUCS was chartered in 1981. Originally called the American Business Club, the acronym AMBUCS was adopted in 1961.