The four veterans honored at Thursday's Quilts of Valor ceremony were Jim Acheson of the Navy, Howard Rhodes of the Illinois National Guard, Ed Kobel of the Air Force and Bob Reifsteck of the Army.
During that time, over 90 UI employees have combined to contribute more than 10,000 hours to mentoring elementary, middle, junior high and high school students. Some have been with their mentees for over 10 years.
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.
Brian Kelly, 45, the chief deputy in the Champaign County Circuit Clerk's Office, went through two surgeries, multiple rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, and physical, occupational and speech therapy during his attempt at recovery.
When Nellie Gilpin, who turns 85 later this month, makes her final exit, it will be the end of an era, as she is the last pen-on-paper official court reporter in Illinois.
The 12-member Census Advisory Panel was created to serve as an advisory board to the Census Office within the state Department of Human Services to help ensure a complete and accurate census count in Illinois, according to an executive order.
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.
In his keynote address, Dr. Sampson Davis told stories about his journey through Seton Hall and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to become a doctor who’s written books and appeared on Oprah and other national TV shows.
During her time at Rantoul Township High School, the math teacher has found a home teaching students of various abilities and learning styles in different ways.
Now featured at our Gies College of Business-sponsored ‘UI at 150 & Beyond’ website: 1960s Illinois undergrad and 2003 Danville High Wall of Famer Irving Azoff, who we learned Wednesday is four months away from another impressive induction — into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
At 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the University YMCA on Wright Street will close early for the day, as a way to pay tribute to one of its own: longtime receptionist and housing director CaroL Nunn, 65, who passed away Saturday after an eight-month bout with cancer.
‘See the able, not the label.’ That’s the outlook that the Lincoln Trail Elementary alumna brings to the classroom now, back at her Mahomet alma mater as a COMPASS special-education teacher.
On the job two months as director of security for the sprawling Urbana medical complex, Joe Johnston is having the time of his life.
'We thought, "This year, it’s a special day. We should set up something nice for the people in our community,"' Thethe Kidimbu said.
If she had to single out a favorite teacher from her own youth, the Unit 4 grad-turned-Jefferson Middle School special-ed teacher says the nod would go to Burton Huddleston, whom she had for fourth and fifth grade at Booker T. Washington Elementary.
Maynard Brichford, who died Saturday at age 93, essentially created the University Archives and made it a destination for records from notable authors, scientists and alumni.
In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, Piatt County Journal-Republican Editor Steve Hoffman chats with Thomasboro native Terry Strom, who was installed last summer at Faith Lutheran Church in Monticello.
Junior Hans Goodmann, 17, has already had surgeries for inflammatory bowel disease at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and has more scheduled over the next few years, with one set for later this month, according to family friend Katie Walker.
Before driving to Miami with her dog Harley for the holidays, the new director of La Casa Cultural Latina at the University of Illinois talked with staff writer Julie Wurth about her first living in a place where it snows and her plans for La Casa.
Starting Wednesday, seven-year Officer Tara Hurless, a UI soccer star, begins her new role as the department's crime-prevention officer.
When anonymous donors bought the naming rights to the second-floor education wing of the Martens Center, a new facility coming to Champaign's north side, they didn't have a particular honoree in mind. Champaign Park District development director Laura Auteberry did.
In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Debra Pressey looks at the International Peace Light, which originates in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, and was used to relight the gas stoves at two church kitchens in Champaign and Urbana.