Tuesday’s Salute to Nurses section drew plenty of positive feedback with its 89 inspiring pictures (email Editor Jeff D’Alessio at jdalessio@news- gazette.com for a copy). Here’s another before bidding adieu to National Nurses Week.
The staff at the Champaign elementary school pulled off a surprise presentation for Dominique McCotter, complete with her kindergartners holding banners and waving pom poms.
RANTOUL — Ron Loy liked to stay active. Even after he became ill several years ago, he retained a vital role with the Rantoul Fire Department, his church and the village of Rantoul.
'I entered this profession 27 years ago to help people become healthy again,' Carrie Adams writes in today's News-Gazette. 'Being a front-line worker during this pandemic changed that. I have never had to leave a room and feel so helpless in my entire career.'
Panelists for Part 3 of our miniseries: Seniors from Danville, Judah Christian, Academy High, Westville, Rantoul, Blue Ridge, LeRoy, Clinton, Watseka, GCMS, DeLand-Weldon and Cerro Gordo.
Mother’s Day 2021 will have a different feel than a year ago. Staff writer Anthony Zilis visited with three grateful moms who are looking forward to seeing family face-to-face again on their big day.
Jim Esworthy of Ogden has used all the pain of losing his only two daughters to a drunken driver to fuel something positive.
'When he noticed I was getting a little anxious, he distracted me from whatever was that was triggering my anxiety, military veteran Daniel Mullen said of his new service dog, Binx.
Back in the day, Theresa Meacham subscribed to The News-Gazette so she could clip out stories for a scrapbook she was compiling for her soon-to-be husband and Illini basketball standout, Trent.
'I had fallen in love with the U of I when my older sister attended. There was no question I was going to the U of I after high school.'
The professor of cell and developmental biology and director of the UI’s Neuroscience Program takes us on a guided, virtual tour of her favorite spots — from The Quintessential Engineer sculpture to Krannert Center.
Says Salem Baptist Church Pastor Claude Shelby: “I’ve never felt that I have done all I’m supposed to do as a minister, and I know that some have the notion of a given age for retirement. However, I’ve decided to continue on as long as the Lord gives me strength.”
Kyle Robeson, who passed away Saturday at age 91, was larger than life in his personality, generosity, vision and devotion to his native Champaign County, say those who knew him.
Director Lisa Winters — who has worked at the library 42 years — has informed the board that her last official day will be Aug. 31.
On Dick Thies: 'He was a consummate statesman, one of the national leaders of the private bar, particularly the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.'
'I especially recall her recommendations to plant wildflowers and milkweed on the former base landfills to help maintain honeybee and butterfly populations,' Carroll said.
The Champaign City Council will discuss the request Tuesday to designate West Clark Street between Prairie and Elm streets as Honorary Harry Breen Way
The legacy of John “Jack” DeLaMar will live on for years in the youngsters he removed from awful conditions and the advocates and lawyers he trained to help them.
'We held hands and spent the day focusing on his breath. He was peaceful and comfortable,” said his son, who said goodnight and fist-bumped his dad for the last time.
This week's panelists: Condoleezza Rice, Tammy Duckworth, Angie Thomas, Nancy Brinker, Carli Lloyd, Sharon Hedrick, Carla Hayden, Dr . Leana Wen, Violet Palmer and Nobel winners Jody Williams and Frances Arnold.
Ahead of a two-day virtual open house that kicks off Friday, Beckman Institute Director and two-degree UI grad Jeff Moore takes us for a guided tour of some of his favorite spaces and places on and around campus.
Among the organizations 91-year-old Alice Lamb continues to give to are the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, St. Vincent DePaul Society, United Way, the Parkland College Foundation and the University of Illinois.