In the 11th year of giving out backpacks to hundreds of people in need at Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Ellen Harms and her fellow volunteers have learned a lot.
The event, set for 7 p.m. at the Wesley Student Center on the UI campus, will feature the Chicago musical group The Many, a worship band that performs uplifting songs.
In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Debra Pressey talks with the organizers of First Christian Church of Champaign's free Christmas dinner, now in its 10th year.
On Saturday I think we had almost 2 inches of rain and just gray, dreary, heavily cloudy for several days. At least it wasn’t over the top windy, frigidly cold or deep snow. And we survived!
Monday’s Chopped Challenge saw teams of six make a variety of dishes with the required ingredients, which included eggs and produce from the Champaign-Urbana Schools Foundation's Fowler Farm.
The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Illinois, in collaboration with the National Warm Air Heating and Ventilation Association, created the Warm Air Heating Residence, or Research Residence No. 1.
Last week, just two years after he was gifted his first cube on Christmas, August Lancaster recorded a 9.63-second solve at Illinois’ official cubing competition, which ranks him 963rd in the country, according to the World Cubing Association website.
On a hot summer day last August, I was thinking back to an early December day when I was in the fourth grade at Hoxie Elementary School in Hoxie, Kan. Miss Karnes, my teacher, asked me to choose the Christmas tree for the class.
It must seem that we spent weeks in Indianapolis, but it was only two action-packed days. On Sunday, we woke at our Union Station hotel and took a short, sunny walk down to Café Patachou for brunch. On the way we passed the Indiana Theater, an ornately detailed building with a grand facade o…
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Kraemer, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500. RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administe…
In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, Rantoul Press Editor Dave Hinton looks at the Christian Life Oil Change Ministry, an efforts by a Rantoul church to help women in the congregation with their car maintenance.
CHAMPAIGN — For the 10th year in a row, First Christian Church of Champaign will host a free dinner on Christmas day for anyone who would otherwise be alone or without a holiday meal.
There are fewer and fewer Americans who remember that historic day, Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese bombs landed on the American fleet anchored in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
After I put the towels away and I would open the closet, it almost let the cows out. And the clothes closet, if you opened it, it would softly 'moo.'
Losing his legs to meningitis at age 1 has never stopped Franklin STEAM Academy student JoJo Hayes from playing able-bodied basketball.
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Kraemer, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.
The first annual 'Jump into Action' event will feature four different matchups — two Monday evening and the following morning on Giving Tuesday.
In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Debra Pressey talks with the Rev. Sheryl Palmer, pastor at Faith United Methodist Church in Champaign, which is partnering with C-U at Home to creating a new ‘sacred space’ at its homeless shelter in downtown Champaign.
The charity is about $271,000 behind in its operational budget for the year, and on top of that, repairs are needed for on its two buildings — including floors and ceilings, according the Rev. Ervin Williams, its executive director.