SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Employment Security’s unemployment-claim system is back online Thursday after a more than two-day outage rendered the system unable to distribute unemployment checks or accept claims and certifications online.

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Kraemer, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the new Champaign Rotary president who has a long history of service to the community. She retired in 2014 as principal of Unity West Elementary School.

Thanks to the continued volunteer efforts of C-U Sunrise Rotary, the Decker Garden — a colorful ode to late Champaign Central music teacher Don Decker — continues to flourish at Mattis Park.

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SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Employment Security’s unemployment-claim system is back online Thursday after a more than two-day outage rendered the system unable to distribute unemployment checks or accept claims and certifications online.

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Kraemer, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the new Champaign Rotary president who has a long history of service to the community. She retired in 2014 as principal of Unity West Elementary School.

Thanks to the continued volunteer efforts of C-U Sunrise Rotary, the Decker Garden — a colorful ode to late Champaign Central music teacher Don Decker — continues to flourish at Mattis Park.

Three decades ago, Kendall Gill thrilled Illinois fans by playing a key role with the Flyin’ Illini. The fans haven’t forgotten and will show Gill at his annual golf outing on Monday.

Campers at Champaign’s Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club not only enjoyed the stories that were read to them this week — they also got to keep the books.

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Kraemer, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A 2-year-old boy locked in detention wants to be held all the time. A few girls, ages 10 to 15, say they've been doing their best to feed and soothe the clingy toddler who was handed to them by a guard days ago.

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Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman's whirlwind media tour was interrupted — in a good way — on Wednesday morning, when Champaign Rotary members surprised him with the Paul Harris Fellow award.

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

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A week after getting married, Rodney Camper and Hyein Lee got to celebrate again as their number was pulled from a stuffed bin to win a weeklong Carribean cruise to cap off Champaign Rotary's Action Auction.

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

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For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

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CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District will again host a free-summer-meal program for kids beginning Thursday at its headquarters at 201 W. Kenyon Road, C.The program sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education is intended to help kids who typically get most of their nutrition intake at school. It will run each weekday through mid-August.

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.