URBANA -- Researchers say the first few years of a child's life are critical for brain development, and what babies learn in the first nine months can affect the rest of their lives.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Book of Genesis makes no reference to an orange waterfall in Eden. But in the modern Eden, there will be.
That's right. When Eden Supportive Living opens a 150-unit apartment building for the physically disabled in downtown Champaign in mid-2012, it's expected to have a nine-story waterfall flowing into a reflecting pool.
Supportive living an Illinois overview
What they are: Apartment-style housing that offers 24-hour assistance with personal care and other services. Residents live independently in a private apartment with a kitchen, private bathroom and lockable entrance.
CHAMPAIGN -- The mom of three, pregnant with twins and fleeing an abusive relationship, called Greta Henry from her car. She had nowhere else to turn.
Henry, who runs Champaign's Pregnancy Resource Center, couldn't find a spot for the woman in a shelter, so she and her husband decided to let the woman move into their home for a month.
URBANA -- A new national hunger study says 79,000 people in East Central Illinois don't have enough to eat -- and more than half of them may not qualify for federal food assistance.
CHAMPAIGN -- Two low-income housing complexes in Champaign-Urbana will be torn down possibly as soon as next winter to make way for new housing.
Slated to be demolished are Joann Dorsey Homes, a 67-unit complex at Bradley and McKinley avenues in Champaign, and Dunbar Court, a 26-unit complex at 1208 N. Wright St., U.
By JENN KLOC/CU-Citizen Access
URBANA – Everyone expected Charles "Tyke" Peacock to bring home a gold medal from the 1984 Olympics. No one suspected that he faked an injury to avoid the Olympic trials and hide his drug addiction.
Listening to a lecture about ethics and corporate social responsibility is all well and fine, but what does it mean outside the classroom?
Four business students traveled to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in August with the intention of volunteering for a week fixing roofs, re-siding trailers and learning the history and culture of the Oglala Sioux.
The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen hopes to have its own weekend soup bus ready to roll in a couple of months.
The nonprofit group, which serves free meals five days a week at New Covenant Fellowship in downtown Champaign, recently acquired a free van and a $5,000 grant to turn it into a mobile food pantry.
CHAMPAIGN – The free ham sandwiches and homemade chocolate chip cookies are out, for the time being, replaced by good ol' PB&J.
It seems the Salvation Army truck used by volunteers of the Canteen Run, who give out sandwiches to the hungry two nights a week, doesn't meet public health requirements for serving hot or cold food.