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.
URBANA — Urbana High School student Timothy Tull was named January’s Youth of the Month by the Exchange Club of Urbana.
Five years into its difference-making CU’s Got Talent fundraiser, Champaign West Rotary has found a home at the Virginia Theatre.
URBANA — The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center has chosen Miriam Larson as its new executive director following a national search.
This week’s stop in our series on local businesses with stories to tell: Allen’s Meats in Homer, a father-and-son operation that’s been in business since 1986.
For its dedication to providing single homeless women the comfort of a place to sleep, Austin’s Place will be honored with the James R. Burgess Jr.-Susan Freiburg Humanitarian Award at today’s MLK Countywide Celebration.
In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Alexandria Kobryn chats with the Rev. Rickey Parks, pastor at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, who will receive the Doris Hoskins Prestigious Community Service Award at today’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration.
Last weekend’s “Jackets For Jackets” event hosted by Pour Bros. Taproom in Champaign resulted in more than 100 donated coats. On Thursday, the pub’s co-owner, Jason Fowler, delivered them to Garden Hills Academy in Champaign.
The facility was established with a grant from the University YMCA’s national organization and offers services of all kinds — from connections to food assistance to financial help for students, health care and employment, among other things.
As part of the annual Rock-O-Thon fundraiser for the America Field Service club, Purple Riders spent the night playing video and board games, dancing and tossing footballs.
The keynote speaker for Friday’s event in Urbana, an emergency-room physician who has written books, appeared on national talk shows and is the youngest physician to receive the National Medical Association’s highest honor, talked with The News-Gazette about his journey, his heroes and his advice for young people.
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.
The agency said Monday it has committed an annual $50,000 for three years each to Promise Healthcare for its SmileHealthy Dental Center and to C-U at Home for its planned shelter.
Before the much-anticipated dedication of the school’s snazzy new gym and classrooms (Jan. 25), St. Thomas in Philo will open its doors for another community crowd-pleaser: Its all-you-can-eat pancake-and-sausage breakfast on Jan. 19
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 administe…
In town for the Redbox Bowl, the team will be making a stop at St. Anthony’s from 9:15 to 11 a.m. to serve food in the dining room and help with a free clothing program.
'I'm pushing women to think outside the box and I want to have hands-on interactive types of workshops, exercises, guest speakers, outings,' said Evette Campbell, a clerk at the Champaign County Courthouse for 19 years.
For all but five of her 40 years at the Urbana retirement community, Melinda Jenkins has worked in or run the kitchen from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Maj. Randall Summit, who leads the local Salvation Army with his wife, Susan, said this year's drive was a huge success, thanks to so many generous donors and volunteers.
A total of 185 employees of the city of Champaign pledged $97,132 to United Way’s Combined Charities campaign, up from $88,000 last year and $75,000 in 2015.
Ron Estes and the Fraternal Order of Police Illini Lodge 17 spent Friday putting together food baskets that will be distributed to those who need a hand this holiday season.
In the 11th year of giving out backpacks to hundreds of people in need at Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Ellen Harms and her fellow volunteers have learned a lot.
We said bye-bye to Burnham Mansion, the late Great Impasta and those funky eclipse glasses, and welcome to the 44th president, the Pride Parade and a Pesotum farm-playing Luke Bryan. As the clock winds down on the 2010s — and the countdown continues to a new Costco in Champaign, a casino in Danville and A/C at last throughout Central High School