U.S. Judge John Lee’s decision sheds some light on the legal back-and-forth now underway in connection with J.B. Pritzker's three lockdown orders that have dramatically restricted citizen and business freedoms and wrecked the state’s economy.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way faithful Muslims will practice and worship during Ramadan, their special month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community, which began at dawn today.

Four times since mid-November I have driven to Whitewater, Kan., just north of Wichita. I went to see my mom. Her health is rapidly declining. I had hoped to return during Holy Week, but because of COVID-19, care facilities everywhere are on strict lockdown, including the Mennonite Wheat Sta…

We reached out to 100-plus houses of worship this week to find out how things would be different (and collect masked selfies). Here’s some of what we discovered.

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Unit 4 delivered meals to around 700 students, and the rest drove up to Garden Hills Academy, Jefferson Middle School and Booker T. Washington STEM Academy to collect breakfast and lunch for the week. The number of pickups wound up doubling the administration’s expectations.

Out in the Protestant church in the High Plains of Northwestern Kansas where I was raised, I don’t remember ever hearing the word Lent. When I went off to college, though, I discovered Lent by taking a small risk that I never have regretted.

In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Alexandria Kobryn talks with Jordan and Kristen Simmons, pastors and hosts of the new Move x New Generation mobile ministry.

In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, Editor Jeff D'Alessio talks with local pastors about the most unique blessings they've been asked to perform.

In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Alexandria Kobryn talks with Michael DeLeon, founder of Steered Straight Inc., who will bring his 'Vaping Me Crazy' presentation on youth e-cigarette and vaping prevention to 10 area schools next week.

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 our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Debra Pressey talks with three local clergy members in advance of Lent — Ash Wednesday is Feb. 26 — about what they advise to make it a more meaningful experience.

In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Anthony Zilis talks with Vineyard Church Pastor Clay Harrington, who will be front and center at tonight's One Winter Night fundraiser for C-U at 青鹏棋牌.

In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Debra Pressey looks at First Christian Church of Champaign's 'Night to Shine,' an event designed to be an unforgettable prom night for teens and adults with special needs.

Business was good early Tuesday at the 'drive-thru' at Grace Lutheran Church in Champaign, with Food for Seniors volunteers loading bags of groceries into vehicles for distribution throughout C-U.

In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Debra Pressey chats with the Rev. Terrance Thomas, the new pastor at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Champaign.

The new co-host of the WDWS Morning Show with Dave Gentry talked with staff writer Alexandria Kobryn about his 青鹏棋牌r roots and love of wrestling and how he came to be where he is today.

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 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.

As I hiked the trails in the McDowell Mountains overlooking Phoenix during the first week of January, I thought back to a friendship I made 45 years ago with a guy from Phoenix named Larry Londen. Larry and I were theology students in Kansas trying to figure out life. We drank coffee in an a…

In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Debra Pressey looks at Copper Creek Church, which is getting ready to move into the first building of its own since it was launched in 2007 as a satellite of Champaign's First Presbyterian.

That there's not a pew in his name or a plaque on the wall at Mount Vernon United Methodist doesn't bother Champaign's Bob Furtney, who through the years has donated thousands of pounds of sausage for the church's annual fundraising feast.

In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, Piatt County Journal-Republican Editor Steve Hoffman chats with Thomasboro native Terry Strom, who was installed last summer at Faith Lutheran Church in Monticello.