The Unity High School grad who became one of the stars of the 'Trading Spaces' home-remodeling show spoke with 'Penny For Your Thoughts' host Brian Barnhart about his background with local theater, how he got into interior design and TV and much more.

We often hear about the importance of family mealtime, but do you know what all the fuss is about? As a parent, it is sometimes easier to dismiss this family routine and feed kids fast food or prepared food in the car coming or going to their multitude of activities and events. So let’s paus…

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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, staff writer Debra Pressey chats with the Rev. Terrance Thomas, the new pastor at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Champaign.

“These six things doth the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination to him. A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood. A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies and that soweth discord among…

The new co-host of the WDWS Morning Show with Dave Gentry talked with staff writer Alexandria Kobryn about his Homer roots and love of wrestling and how he came to be where he is today.

In Chapter 3 of our monthlong series, we asked those in the know to gaze into their crystal balls and tell us what big changes they wouldn’t be shocked to see in their field by the end of the decade of the 2020s.

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…

This week’s stop in our series on local businesses with stories to tell: Allen’s Meats in Homer, a father-and-son operation that’s been in business since 1986.

In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Alexandria Kobryn chats with the Rev. Rickey Parks, pastor at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, who will receive the Doris Hoskins Prestigious Community Service Award at today’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration.

Who would have thought 20 years ago, entering the new millennium, that we’d actually see 2020? I read somewhere that some people like optometrists and ophthalmologists and those sort won’t have a job. Everyone has 2020 vision!

Staff writer Mary Schenk chats with the senior executive secretary at the Champaign County State's Attorney's Office who is set to retire Jan. 24 after 35 years.

As I hiked the trails in the McDowell Mountains overlooking Phoenix during the first week of January, I thought back to a friendship I made 45 years ago with a guy from Phoenix named Larry Londen. Larry and I were theology students in Kansas trying to figure out life. We drank coffee in an a…

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…