And then there was Google

I have never kept specific track, but I probably click on Google at least a dozen times a day to satisfy my ravenous curiosity. Recent results from my...

October 13th, 2020 |  


About history: CCPA hosts cemetery tour

Did you know that Oak Dale Cemetery is home to a veteran who was shot down and held as a prisoner of war during World War II?Or that an Oak Dale Cemet...

October 12th, 2020 |  


Expanding worker protections

Expanding worker protections

For decades, companies have used temporary workers, subcontractors, and independent contractors as a way to pay people less for the same work, skirt l...

October 11th, 2020 |  



New ‘Family Section’ being developed at Oak Dale

New ‘Family Section’ being developed at Oak Dale

Editor’s note: Oak Dale Cemetery is developing an outer section of the cemetery to accommodate the request for a family burial plot. Below is an...

October 6th, 2020 |  


Champaign County Coffee Trail

Champaign County Coffee Trail

Fall is in the air and there is nothing better than cozying up with a warm cup of coffee in the morning or for an afternoon pick-me-up at a local coff...

October 6th, 2020 |  


She was sort of ‘set’ in her ways

Clicking through TV stations the other day, I caught one of those shopping channels during a kitchen show. Their decorative sets of pans, fashionable ...

October 6th, 2020 |  


Fighting for fair housing

Fighting for fair housing

More than 50 years ago, we passed the Fair Housing Act, and a series of other fair housing and fair lending laws, to outlaw discrimination, promote in...

October 5th, 2020 |  


Potluck and leftovers

Sometimes my mother threatened us with pine floats for supper, her fancified name for toothpicks and water. Occasionally she announced the evening mea...

September 29th, 2020 |  


Holding our first statewide Black Women’s Health Symposium

Holding our first statewide Black Women’s Health Symposium

Beginning Sept. 26 and stretching over two weekends, our office will hold our first Black Women’s Health Symposium. The free conference (was sch...

September 29th, 2020 |  


Local group responds to Boomer Blog

Shirley Scott’s blog on Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Urbana Daily Citizen. Sep. 23, 2020, pp. 6, 8) is all praise. She was “courageous, determined...

September 24th, 2020 |