“He wouldn’t say much, but when he was involved in any kind of athletic event, he was intense,” Rich Clark said. “Everybody liked him though, and if you asked him for advice, he would help you.”
As a teacher, Ray Elliott writes, you get to know your students and, sometimes, you learn about some of their struggles and hardships. This is one of those stories.
Dean Carlton on Richard Woodard ... Cece Abramson on Carrol Whitehouse ... Jeniece Mitchell on Taren Nance ... Kyle Hayden on the Namoff brothers ... Rebecca Ries on Alyssa Anderson ... Jeremy Darnell on Eric Tjarks ... plus more.
I’m in the last stage of my three-week quarantine before I can enter my campus in Haining, China. The final week is “home quarantine,” where you mostly stay home, promise to avoid crowds and then get a COVID-19 test at the end.
20-year Army veteran Andrew Bender's exercise routine these days? "Me complaining that I am out of shape, then always planning to start next Monday, because it only makes sense to start your routine on a Monday."
The JoAnne Cabutti Caring Mitten Tree, now in its 26th year of service to those in need, is still going strong thanks to the foundation built by its namesake.
"He seemed to know everyone that came in. And if he didn’t know them on the way in, he would by the time they left.”
Rule No. 1 for the former Busey managing director: “Own it. Own your responsibilities, your concerns, mistakes, attitude, work product, your time and your style. Run it like you own it.”
Every athlete dreams of seeing themselves in a video game. That dream is a reality for Oakwood native Bobby Pierce, a playable driver in the newly-released "World of Outlaws Dirt Racing."
Katie Snyder writes: The Museum of the Grand Prairie is honored to collaborate with Community Coalition/Walk as One to record oral histories of the local Champaign County Black community in a project called “Revisiting Your Legacy.”
I’m in my second quarantine hotel in Jiaxing, China. It’s quite nice, but I’m on to my third tomorrow. Each move brings me closer to my final destination, the campus where I teach in Haining.
“The professional role model that stands out to me is Abraham Lincoln. He was a fair, visionary leader, engaged with his constituents and has left us with sage advice for making good decisions.”
“I think I’m going to be a judge,” Chad Beckett said. “I feel I’m in a very, very good place right now, but it’s not really for me or my opponent to call the race, it’s up to the voters.”
A new plaque at Village at the Crossing, Champaign, honors the developers of that complex and the Robeson Meadows and Robeson Meadows West subdivisions.
The Champaign entrepreneur's one unbreakable rule of the workplace? "No excuses. You take responsibility for all your actions. Good or bad."
Nine years have passed since Sidney-born mariner Wren Thomas was kidnapped and held for ransom by drug-addled ocean pirates for 18 agonizing days along the Niger River Delta. He's ready to share his story.
Of taking a break in counting ballots, Clerk and Recorder Aaron Ammons said: "First, administering an election is a grueling and exhausting process and the staff is taking advantage of the time off. Second, like so many others who want to honor our veterans, my staff and I are taking the time to honor our family members and friends who are veterans."
The small-world aspect of Rudin’s life was borne out dramatically in 1968 when he had a blind date with Marcia Kaplan after he had moved from Champaign to New York.
After eight years as rector of Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church in downtown Champaign, Rev. Beth Maynard has relocated to the Boston area.
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One of his instructors told the class, ‘You have your summers free. If you want to do something, go to local motels that have pools and see if you can’t teach lessons.'
Joe DeLuce, founder of the Parade of Lights and executive director of the Champaign Park District, will serve as grand marshal for the 22nd Parade of Lights on Nov. 26.