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Clergy corner, March 24, 2017

Religion calendar, March 24-30, 2017

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Today's Special: Pair helping increase C-U's kosher options

CHAMPAIGN — One local restaurant began offering certified kosher food this weekend, and a second eatery is expected to follow suit next month.

A UI Jewish educator from the Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative, Rabbanit Ahava Schachter-Zarembski, and her husband, Rabbi Shlomo Schachter, have been working with the Illini Hillel to create kosher dining options in Champaign-Urbana

Clergy Corner, March 17, 2017

What's that line Wisconsin Bishop William Callahan used to describe Catholic priests and the vow of celibacy?

"He said: 'The priest needs one bride — and like Jesus, that bride is the church,'" says the Rev. JIM HENNING, pastor at Sacred Heart of Farmer City, St. John of Bellflower and St. John the Baptist of Clinton.

Religion calendar, March 17-23, 2017

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Don Follis: Let God give you the gift of forgiveness

Driving along farm fields east of Peoria last week, my mind took me back to when I worked as a teen-age farm hand for a mumbling, short-tempered man. On my last day before starting high school football practice, the man handed me a paycheck and shook my hand. With a wry smile, he said, "Good luck, boy. You're the first kid ever to work for me that I couldn't teach how to do this job."

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, March 12, 2017

How many lives did the late WILLIE SUMMERVILLE touch as a beloved music teacher and maker?

So many that his celebration of life will be a three-day affair — a public viewing Wednesday at Urbana High's gym, a concert Thursday at Mount Olive Baptist and a service Friday at The Vineyard.

We asked 33 of those fortunate enough to have known him for their favorite Willie T. memory.

Religion calendar, March 10-16, 2017

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Clergy Corner, March 10, 2017

Turns out the city of Urbana isn't the only place nearby where undocumented immigrants can find sanctuary.

If asked, leaders of local churches and temples from Farmer City to Hoopeston told The News-Gazette this week that they're devoted to doing likewise — in the name of their faith.

Marcus Jackson/About Town: Singing his praises

One of my favorite days each year is the first Monday in February. That's when the folks at Yankee Ridge Elementary in Urbana invite me, along with about a dozen other black men from the community, to read books about African-American history to the students in the school library.