To the very end, Teretha Johnson, Champaign's first black teacher in a predominantly white school, didn't want anyone to make a fuss about her life — but that's hard to do when you're a teacher that no student forgets.
The coordinator of volunteer advocates for the Champaign County Court-Appointed Special Advocates talked with staff writer Mary Schenk about her life experiences and her book for children growing up in foster, like she did.
Strength, family helped Rachel Harris overcome addictions, drug court
We chat with Mitch Wilson, vice president of mortgage lending at Hickory Point Bank and a member of Central Illinois Business Magazine’s 2019 Forty Under 40 roster, about words to live by, walking beans in Thomasboro and more.
The Rev. Bryan Sampson, 59, who died Tuesday from injuries he sustained in a fall while hanging Christmas lights Sunday, was the kind of guy who would do anything for anyone, friends and family members said.
The best-selling author and contributor to NPR’s 'This American Life' will perform at 7:30 p.m. that Wednesday at the theater, 203 W. Park Ave., C.
'I know this time is hard, and we want to show them that we love them,' sixth-grade boys' basketball coach Joe O’Neill said about the family of Daniel Ennis, who died Monday.
Among the 1,936 memories you'll find on our Gies College of Business-powered website is one from Class of 2000 grad Jason Davis, who now serves as director of astronomy at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
'It would be a dream come true to see my art in a newspaper,' says Blessing Tshimankinda, 12, who spends a good chunk of each day drawing cartoons, creating characters and giving them funny things to say and do.
The Hayn family of Mahomet is helping promote Developmental Services Center's holiday fundraiser, which is being launched today.
URBANA — Jonathon Smith will never forget walking across the University of Illinois Quad and hearing the bells in the Altgeld Hall tower for the first time.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the Champaign County Board member about his time in public service at the UI. He's practicing what he preached: His 2016 doctoral thesis was on 'The thoughts of African American Christian religious leaders and university professors on seeking public office.'
Mike Frerichs, who still lives in Champaign, did his civic duty Monday and Tuesday for a retail-theft case. The verdict was guilty, he said.
This week's stop in our video series on local businesses with stories to tell: Champaign's Papa Del's, a pizza lover's paradise that is enjoying its new radio connection.
Allyson Garrett and Tyler Jones helped spearhead Saturday's Andrew Bryant Day with the hope it would raise awareness for muscular dystrophy and give an opportunity to discuss how kids handle traumatic events.
It was only recently that E.K. Anna Hennequet, known as EKAH, who will receive the 2019 Artist ACE Award from 40 North on Friday, began making her independent artwork available for public consumption.
The first-year faculty member at Centennial High school chose to pursue a career teaching Spanish because 'learning a language helps to bring people together. ... (and) helps make the world smaller and a more connected place.'
Susan Curtis, A 55-year-old Champaign mother of two and UI accountancy professor who has both acted in local productions and designed and/or made the costumes, will be presented with the Volunteer ACE Award from 40 North on Friday.
Respected jurist Harold L. 'Harry' Jensen, who died Monday night at his home in Urbana at age 85, left his mark on his courtroom, the Champaign County Courthouse and many legal practitioners.
A little TLC at the UI's Small Animal Clinic has brought out the puppy in Poppy, the eight-month-old dog rescued from Kaufman Lake on Saturday who was released to animal control Monday, where she will stay while police investigate who left her in a cage in the lake.
URBANA — If you’ve ever enjoyed listening to improvisational and avant garde jazz, Balinese gamelan, Spanish flamenco, music from Mali or the sounds of instruments made from recycled materials, right here in Champaign-Urbana, then you probably have Jason Finkelman to thank.
The house on Delaware Avenue was designed by Jack Baker, an architecture professor at the University of Illinois for more than 43 years. He died in 2013.
Unlike many clocks nowadays, that one, which was renovated in 2009, still requires manual adjustments, so Champaign County facilities director Dana Brenner will be up there Sunday morning after daylight saving time ends.