Social Services

Bellringers needed to meet $430,000 fundraising goal

CHAMPAIGN — Got a few hours to spare this holiday season?

The Salvation Army has rolled out its red kettles in Champaign County, and by later Friday morning (Nov. 11), its bell-ringers will make their first appearance of the year.


Frances Nelson dental clinic holds open house

CHAMPAIGN — Thousands of Champaign-Urbana area residents who have been going without dental care because they can't afford it or they can't find a dentist who will accept Medicaid can now turn to Frances Nelson Health Center.


Danville food pantry almost bare

DANVILLE — In past years, Johnnie and Tammy Emory of Tilton happily donated canned goods to church food pantries or area food drives whenever they could afford to.


Tree of Hope spokesfamily grateful for all the help that's available

CHAMPAIGN — Zoe and Alexandria Johnson were born early, tiny twin blessings to their parents.

But they didn't develop the same.

At first both girls met the milestones babies normally meet, but then Zoe began to show signs of developmental delays. And by the time she was a year old, a neurologist diagnosed her with cerebral palsy.


Gearhead of the Week: Dale Livingston

Gearhead is a weekly look at folks whose passion involves them with their vehicles.

Videographer/Producer: 
Rick Danzl

Danville businesses to sponsor food distribution

DANVILLE — A truckload of food will be distributed to hungry families Saturday at Courtesy Ford in Danville.

The dealership at 231 W. Main St. is teaming up with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to sponsor a foodmobile from the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.


Lakeview seniors help women, children, veterans

DANVILLE — Four Lakeview College of Nursing students are using their senior "legacy project" to assist abused women and their children and veterans in the area.

Weruche Uzoaru of Champaign, Sara Janes of Urbana, Jessica Rewarts of Royal and Ben Martin of Danville are collecting clothes and personal-care items through their Clothe and Care Campaign.


Moore challenges attendees at United Way event

URBANA — When Wes Moore became the first black student at Johns Hopkins University to become a Rhodes Scholar, the Baltimore Sun featured a story about his achievement.

That same year, the newspaper published stories about another black man named Wes Moore, but this one faced murder charges for the killing of an off-duty police officer during an armed robbery.


Humane Society wins website makeover contest

     The votes have been counted, and the Champaign County Humane Society is the winner of a contest that will give the group a makeover of its website.


School collects coats for refugee center

Refugees from warm-weather climates often don't have the proper clothes for central Illinois winters.

Students at Next Generation Middle School are again collecting coats and other cold-weather gear to make sure refugee families stay warm this season.


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