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Coat exchange open in downtown Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — John and Lauren Biggan of Champaign saw a need, acted and now downtown Champaign has an open-air coat exchange for people trying to stay warm in the late winter.

Marcus Jackson/About Town: Fame hasn't gone to his head (w/ video)

CHAMPAIGN — Enjoying a cup of coffee at the Stephens Family YMCA on Wednesday morning, Carl Meyer is greeted by former Illini linebacker Matt Sinclair, who playfully tells him to "stay humble."

As if anyone needs to remind the community stalwart that. The soft-spoken Meyer is as humble as they come.

'This is their home. They want to be back here'

DANVILLE — Three of the four veterans who were displaced after a fire tore through their Danville home and took the life of one of their housemates last week are set to move back into their old neighborhood this week.

One Winter Night within $5,000 of $200,000 goal

CHAMPAIGN — More than 200 people who spent a cold night outside in boxes and many donors have helped C-U at Home nearly reach its fundraising goal for One Winter Night held this past weekend.

Fundraising will continue for about another week, with $195,732 raised toward the $200,000 goal to date, according to Melany Jackson, executive director of C-U at Home, the event's sponsor.

For the retirees, Feb. 5-11, 2017

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.

Brat Pack headlining benefit for Vermilion County Rape Crisis Center

DANVILLE — Music fans can rock out to the tunes of the Brat Pack next week while helping victims of sexual assault.

Vermilion County Rape Crisis Center officials announced that the popular '80s cover band will once again headline its third-annual Rock Out Against Rape fundraiser concert Feb. 10. Champaign musicians Mike Ingram and New Souls will open.

Creating a generation of DREAAMers

CHAMPAIGN — The halls at Booker T. Washington STEM Academy were empty Tuesday afternoon, but 5-year-old Keviaun Finch was still there in a classroom with chocolate-chip cookies spread out on a table in front of him.

And no, it wasn't snack time.

Patrol work inspired retiree to get involved in One Winter Night

CHAMPAIGN — During his nearly 28-year career in law enforcement that began as a correctional officer at the Champaign County Sheriff's Office and ended as a Champaign police officer, Scott Swan got to know many folks in the community who had fallen on hard times for a variety of reasons.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 2-9, 2017

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This weekend

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

For the retirees, Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2017

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.