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I realize things happen that are out of our control. I do my best to be understanding and patient, but when it affects garbage pick-up, I may get a little salty (kid slang for “crabby” ... I have no idea how “salty” even remotely makes sense). After an additional week of accumulating garbage…

On our second day in the Bay Area, we hopped on the train with Ellis, our youngest, and rode into to San Francisco. The first stop was the aquarium. As much as we liked to walk along the bay, looking at boats big and small, it was hot, so it was very nice to duck into the air conditioning an…

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.

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“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me, ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If …

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.

Though the Champaign County village's population clocks in under 2,000, gate receipts over the five days of this year's event were expected to hit around 8,500, with people from all over the area flocking to the fairgrounds for carnival rides, a country music concert, a tractor pull, a donkey race and a demolition derby, among other attractions.

On a warm June afternoon, I stepped into the cavernous Saint Eustache Church in Paris, France. Organ music was bouncing off the 110-foot ceiling, filling the 345-foot-long 15th-Century Gothic structure. Walking toward the sound, I saw a petite Asian woman sitting at the keyboard. A flyer sai…

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the 43-year-old Mahomet resident who is a senior instructor teaching human nutrition classes at the University of Illinois.

Since 2000, U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist Cathy Pollack and her team have been working to restore and preserve the rare eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea), one of the most beautiful native flowers in Illinois.

“And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from…

Americans' age, education level and religious affiliation matter greatly when it comes to their opinions on a prospective clergy member's sexual orientation, gender, marital status or views on social issues such as same-sex marriage or abortion, a new poll shows.

In Redwood City, near San Francisco, a buddha greets us every time we come back to our hotel. He sits peacefully in a pool, water flowing out of the top of his head like a clear stream of knowledge.

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.