People packed the streets for Pride Fest, with this year’s theme being “What the Health? Fighting, Surviving, Thriving" and C-U Public Health Administrator Julie Pryde — dressed as her alter ego, “Ms. Anita Break" — serving as grand marshal.
“I don’t know a lot of people who can completely plan the path of their life,” said Jennifer Shelby, who recently sold the Ford dealership in Hoopeston, which she had bought in 2015. She closed a Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram store in that city in 2018 due to lack of business.
“Gary (Stamp) was certainly a great tutor to many of us, because he really had a wealth of knowledge,” said fellow veterinarian Dr. John Byrd. “He always seemed to have the right words of encouragement for you if you looked a little down. He’d volunteer the words to really make you feel good."
Questions about the number of traffic tickets written in Champaign County, Illinois athletics Hall of Famer Bob Richards, a new ice cream shop in Champaign, a possible new apartment building in Campustown, who Pond Street is named for, HD radio, Allegiant airplanes at Willard Airport and wildflowers in Thomasboro.
Eighty-five years later, Greg Learnard and his two sons remain actively involved in selling corn and soybeans in addition to farming.
The Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance office at 302 N. First St., C, will be formally dedicated to the late John Phipps at a ceremony Friday.
The four-time sitting volleyball medalist will be honored by the city of Champaign, with Sept. 21, 2021 marking "Gold Medalist Nichole Millage Day."
“B.J. has been such a big part of this community for so long,” Mayor Tami Fruhling-Voges said, “it's going to be really hard to even think about St. Joseph without expecting to see him somewhere about town.”
“We knew everybody in our town,” Bob Burtch said. “It was back in the day when kids weren’t afraid” of strangers. “We did a lot of things outside. We rode bikes a lot.”
"I do a lot of fertility and acupuncture, so I would say when we have a patient who has been trying for years to get pregnant come in and finally has the amazing news, that’s a pretty great feeling."
Wrapping up a five-part N-G series: For her work at the New American Welcome Center, helping locals navigate the legal work of the immigration process, Daniella Di Stefano will be honored with the Student Leadership Award from the C-U Immigration Forum on Saturday.
The Immigration Justice Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign will be honored Saturday with the Champaign-Urbana Immigration Forum's community impact award.
MONTICELLO — A formal dedication of Dr. Gary Stamp Way will be held at noon Friday at the corner of Kratz Road and Market Street in Monticello.
Julie Pryde, who'll be honored Thursday with the Girl Scouts' 2021 Woman of Distinction Award, tells us about a few of her favorite things, including her collection of rainbow masks. "I ordered 10 at the start of the pandemic. They were being sold as a fundraiser for LGBTQ youth programs."
Greg Springer will be honored the Distinguished Service to Immigrants Award from the Champaign-Urbana Immigration Forum on Saturday after becoming a point person for local Guatemalan immigrants over the last seven years.
“I think Champaign-Urbana is probably a little unique in its acceptance” of immigrants. “We have found the community on the large part very welcoming, and I think that’s one of the reasons we’ve been able to exist and serve so many people over the years."
Doug Quick has been a mainstay at WCCU as news weather anchor and will retire at the end of the month after a 47-year career in the radio and television broadcast industry.
Through Pixan Konob’, founded in 2019, assistant clinical professor Korinta Maldonado and six core members — along with other professors and community assistants — have approached the verbal walls that exist for local Q’anjob’al speakers, many of whom don’t speak mainline Spanish.
Yianni Laros realized his video of a cat surviving a scary fall from the upper deck of Hard Rock Stadium had gone viral even before Saturday’s game in Miami had ended.
My business role models are ... 'the former owners of the salon I purchased. Many business practices I agreed with, so I adopted them. They never left my side after purchase. Now it has been three years and I rarely need to call them for day-to-day operations but I know if I ever need them, they will be there.'
"I don’t remember how old I was when I decided I wanted to be a police officer, but I know I was in grade school. I would watch 'CHiPs,' 'Hawaii Five-0' and 'Knight Rider.'"
The Gibson City native, whose body had been buried in Europe for nearly three-quarters of a century after he fell during World War II fighting between U.S. and German forces in the Battle of Hurtgen Forest, now rests beside his family.
“It’s fun for the members to get out and show the public kind of what we do,” the Iron Workers' Charles Black said. “It keeps our perception to the public positive, showing them that we work hard every day."