DANVILLE – Several years ago, only a handful of neighborhood associations existed in Danville.
Now there are more than 20, and several of them are joining forces this week to help people throughout the city.
CHAMPAIGN — A new dental clinic for low-income families is now expected to open in Champaign next summer.
The United Way of Champaign County, which has been leading the planning and fund-raising for the new clinic, announced Friday afternoon that contributions for this project total $633,000.
DANVILLE – Health Alliance Medical Plans and the Eastern Illinois Foodbank are teaming up to feed hungry families in Danville this weekend.
The Urbana-based health plan organization is sponsoring a food bank Foodmobile distribution at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1535 E. Fairchild St. The distribution will begin at 9 a.m. and last about two hours.
Developmental Services Center is again asking the public for $100,000 through the Tree of Hope Campaign to supplement its sometimes-unreliable state funding.
The agency planned to kick off the annual campaign this morning at Sullivan Parkhill Automotive in Champaign, one of its corporate sponsors.
CHAMPAIGN – The 3-year-old's brown eyes lit up as she hung another plastic monkey on the string, then turned to her physical therapist: "Good!" she said.
Hazel Rempe-Malekin, a curious, friendly sort, was engrossed in play at Champaign's Early Childhood Center, and she knew she'd just done a good thing.
Looking for some help?
If you want to find out if the Parenting With Love and Limits program is right for your family, contact James Warren Jr. at Community Elements (formerly the Mental Health Center of Champaign County) at 693-4672.
URBANA – Tanya Durst admits she was ready to give up on mothering her teen-age daughter about this time last year.
The 38-year-old single mother of two and her then 13-year-old, Brittianie Jackson, were not seeing eye-to-eye, to put it charitably.
CHAMPAIGN – About 30 people lined up for opening day at the new Daily Bread Soup Kitchen a year ago, then strictly a sandwiches-and-chips operation.
DANVILLE – The Salvation Army needs volunteers for a variety of jobs.
Sharon Sawka, case worker at the Danville Salvation Army, said that her corps of volunteers has diminished.
URBANA – A little less than a quarter of Champaign County children – about 22 percent – are African-American. Yet that ethnic group accounts for 63 percent of out-of-school suspensions in Urbana, 60 percent of child-welfare cases, 81 percent of discipline referrals in Champaign schools, and 82 percent of admissions to the county's juvenile detention center.