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Fence art downtown to be removed

CHAMPAIGN — As plans to develop the southwest corner of Church and Neil Streets in downtown Champaign continue, the art made from vinyl billboard material on the fence around the site will have to come down.

The I.D.E.A. Store is asking volunteers to help them take down and reuse the material.

Champaign-Urbana MTD sets hearing today on route, schedule changes

CHAMPAIGN — Officials with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District will hold a hearing today on a number of what are called "relatively small changes" in their routes and schedule.

But a more significant change — limiting the locations where passengers can get on and off buses — may be a year away.

Breakfast in the Park starts today in Danville

DANVILLE — Quaker Oats, a division of PepsiCo, is bringing its popular Breakfast in the Park program back to Lincoln Park for its second year.

The program — which provides a free, nutritious breakfast to underserved children ages 4 to 12 — begins at 9 a.m. today in Danville's Lincoln Park.

Stevick Foundation funds grants

CHAMPAIGN — Grants totaling more than $40,000 will give downtown Champaign a permanent piece of artwork and benefit people with dementia, Mahomet kids struggling to read and Urbana kids who could use more specialized help with their homework.

48th Turtle Races today

DANVILLE — Organizers are gearing up for the 48th annual Turtle Reunion and Races today.

The event, which raises thousands of dollars to help children with developmental disabilities, will be held from noon to 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 310 Bryan Ave., Danville.

Bike-riding camp offers transportation from C-U

DANVILLE — The annual Lose the Training Wheels Camp that teaches physically and mentally challenged youth how to ride a bike is offering campers free transportation from Champaign to Danville.

Free meals for youths this summer

CHAMPAIGN — Free meals and snacks for kids and teens who need them will be available throughout the summer at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

The summer food service program went into effect Wednesday and will run through Aug. 21.

Police going to the roofs for Special Olympics

For the 10th straight year, hundreds of Illinois police officers will take part Friday in raising money for Special Olympics Illinois at Dunkin' Donuts stores.

United Way needs help near goal

DANVILLE — The United Way of Danville Area announced Tuesday that it's less than $5,000 from its campaign goal of $700,000, so the organization is making one final push to reach its goal.

The United Way is asking businesses and individuals for a little extra help in surpassing its target in the final days of May.

Navy veteran chosen for Habitat home

DANVILLE — For Sean Shields, a simple household chore such as washing dishes is anything but simple.

That's because the Danville man, who was injured in a motorcycle accident, must do that and other tasks from a wheelchair in a non-handicap-accessible house.