Until recently, Promise Healthcare's dental program has operated with just one full-time dentist and some bits of time provided by others, but a second dentist was recently hired, said Executive Director Nancy Greenwalt.
The budget for the project, called AMBUCS Playground for Everyone 2.0: $110,000. The local chapter has committed $25,000, and it’s already received two $10,000 pledges.
The fundraising Battle of the Paddle plays out today outside Hickory Point Bank & Trust on Park Avenue in downtown Champaign, with 30 “celebrities” squaring off in open-to-the-public table-tennis matches from 7 a.m. to noon.
URBANA — Five people and a local organization have been chosen to receive honors at the annual Immigrant Welcome Awards ceremony and celebration sponsored by the C-U Immigration Forum.
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DANVILLE — Just a few months after opening the doors of its new community center, Soul Garden Recovery Center is launching several new programs for people who are in recovery and trying to maintain sobriety, as well their family members and friends.
In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Tim Mitchell looks at the 28th CROP Walk for Hunger, which steps off at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 outside Wesley United Methodist Church in Urbana.
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Alice Payne always shared that message with the young people she crossed paths with and supported them in their efforts to set and reach their academic goals as a Danville school district teacher and principal and as director of the Laura Lee Fellowship House.
DANVILLE — After last year’s annual campaign did not quite meet expectations, United Way of Danville Area officials have assembled for this year a group of community leaders who will revive the approach of taking the fundraising message directly to employers, employees and others in the community.
Council member Angie Brix said the group has to be better about getting people involved outside of meetings and forums, and get them working on the ground to find solutions for the city’s various problems. She suggested a revamp of the coalition’s aging website.
And Katasha Butler's efforts to ensure that others at her alma mater get the chance to see what those schools have to offer has earned her recognition at Alpha Kappa Alpha's annual Pink Panache gala Friday in Champaign.
'I don't know if that would ever be our role,' facilitator Tracy Parsons said when asked if the group could urge the council to provide support for CU at Home, the organization currently operating the city’s only shelter at the former TIMES Center.
Monday’s appearances at the Champaign Public Library — Meet The Editors at night, Active Senior Republicans in the morning — served as a reminder both for News-Gazette Media and our audience.
Champaign native Elizabeth McGreal Cook assumed her new role this week, replacing Isak Griffiths, who left the agency at the end of last year to take a new job with Champaign County.
It’s Ron Bailey’s favorite day of work, even if it means longer hours. Starting at 7 a.m. today until supplies last, he’ll help hand out 4,000 free roses at his Blossom Basket shops in Champaign, 2522 Village Green Place, and Urbana, 1002 N. Cunningham Ave.
URBANA — The Eastern Illinois Foodbank plans to honor several businesses and others for their roles in helping provide food for those who would otherwise go hungry.
SAVOY — The University of Illinois College of Applied Health Sciences, Clark-Lindsey Village and OSF HealthCare are joining to host Health Matters Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at Savoy Recreation Center.
CEO David Northern explained that investing in communities more than 100 miles away from Champaign gave his agency a better shot at securing affordable-housing tax credits from the Illinois Housing Development Authority and the federal government.
On Monday, Jake Seraphin delivered the results of his yearlong labor of love — three doghouses with windbreaks inside — to the Champaign County Humane Society.
The township board still needs to approve the transaction early next month, but a closing is tentatively set for Sept. 9, township Supervisor Andy Quarnstrom told News-Gazette Media on Monday. Those tending it would be homeless participants in the CU@Work program, which pays $10 an hour and gives workers a meal, he said.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the Mahomet woman whom friends call a professional volunteer, giving her time and passions to the homeless and those in need within the local community.
Feeding America's recently released Map the Meal Gap study found that the rate of food insecurity — defined by the USDA as 'a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life' — in Champaign, Vermilion and Coles counties is higher than Chicago's home county.
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign-Urbana Elks Lodge 2497 and Danville Elks Lodge 332 will sponsor a free children’s orthopedic assessment clinic Sept. 10.
Memory No. 1,802 on our special site comes from Chinese-American Grace Hou-Ovnik, who’s spent much of her post-UI life working on behalf of those with less.