A Champaign organization that supports the homeless will soon be on the move.
C-U at Home currently has employee work space and a drop-in center at 215 South Neil Street. But the group's executive director Melany Jackson said the property owner plans to sell the property by the end of the year. Jackson said there's a desire to stay near downtown or midtown.
CHAMPAIGN — Three local charities are sharing in $25,000 in grants from the Monsanto Fund to help fight hunger and support after-school education.
DANVILLE — A former child welfare and Danville schools administrator has been tapped to lead Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County.
Cheryl McIntire will take over as executive director of the youth mentoring organization when Rose Henton steps down later this month.
RANTOUL — Deandra "Dee Dee" Bowen is a pretty typical 16-year-old girl.
She enjoys reading, and she loves to dance.
But she can no longer do the latter due to a physical condition that limits her mobility.
Bowen has Neurofibromstosis Type II, a disorder characterized by the growth of noncancerous tumors in the nervous system.
GEORGETOWN — Georgetown-Ridge Farm school officials say a federal program will allow them to offer free breakfasts and lunches to all students in the district.
G-RF Superintendent Jean Neal said the district applied to the Illinois State Board of Education in June to be part of the Community Eligibility Provision.
A look at local do-gooders. This week: Arthur Woman's Club
About the club
President: Teri Malin
Origin: Founded on Aug. 27, 1935, making this the club's 80th anniversary year.
Meets: 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month at the Arthur Public Library.
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 center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.
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CHAMPAIGN — If you've got towels you don't need, members of a local organization are asking you to bring them to the Salvation Army of Champaign County by the end of the day Aug. 11.
This big community towel drive will be held at the Salvation Army building at 2212 N. Market St., C.
Drop-off times are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.