In this week's edition: The Kickapoo Mountain Bike Club gets some well-deserved recognition from the state and the Illini Bass Club's Angler of the Year points race tightens up after last weekend's tournament in Paris.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the Mahomet woman whom friends call a professional volunteer, giving her time and passions to the homeless and those in need within the local community.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois student and entrepreneur who is executive manager at the school's chapter of the socially conscious Enactus program.

Cellular 5G service promises everything short of a cure for cancer. Mea culpa, I spread that hype in a couple of previous columns. Then again, every print publication, website and news broadcast proclaims the coming of 5G with its Star Trek promises.

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This friendly Quad Day reminder to the UI Class of 2023: No matter how homesick you might feel — or how awkward these first few days with that quirky new roomie may be — everyone goes through it.

'Well, I'm a proud Jew, and here's what I know,' said Diane Ore of Champaign, chairwoman of Bend the Arc CU. 'Claiming Jews are disloyal — that we are not full Americans — is a centuries-old anti-Semitic trope designed to isolate and endanger Jewish people.'

Feeding America's recently released Map the Meal Gap study found that the rate of food insecurity — defined by the USDA as 'a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life' — in Champaign, Vermilion and Coles counties is higher than Chicago's home county.

In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Tim Mitchell chats with the Rev. Kyle Lucas, a former University of Illinois student who is the new assistant chaplain at St. John's Catholic Newman Center on campus.

House Bill 2078, which passed the General Assembly in the final days of the 2019 session, phases in an increase in minimum teacher salaries to $40,000 a year over the next four years.