At Home in Central Illinois had the extreme pleasure to talk with Janice McAteer, the Director of Development at Developmental Services Center, which is located at 1304 W. Bradley Ave. in Champaign. She cherishes her career.

“Both my sister and daughter have disabilities,” she said.

This has further reinforced her commitment to those that DSC serves in the community.

Welcome to the fall season and our wonderful “Autumn Day Trip” to Indiana for a fun-filled day of fun at the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, Indiana’s largest festival. Let’s get our coffees and head out early, going east on Interstate-74, towards Danville and on into Indiana.

Let’s get going!

• Once you’re on I-74 keep going east for around 40 minutes or so.

Rogards Office Plus has a new CEO.
Maybe “new” isn’t the right word. According to Tonya Horn, the now CEO of Rogards Office Plus, it’s a time to grow in the business that has been a staple in Champaign-Urbana for 110 years.
And it’s true that she is not “new” in the business, but she certainly is on a journey to grow the business Rogards Office Plus, while keeping it as one of the best, local businesses in the area.

There are those special pleasures in life: a smile, a friendly conversation, a great memory, and a good spot of tea. Ironically, it’s exactly these things-and more- that encouraged Hilary Porter to purchase the Walnut Street Tea Company last March, 2016 from its original owner, Betty Elliott.
Elliott was the original owner of the 35-year iconic business that sits quaintly on the corner at 115 S. Walnut St. in Champaign.
“I have been coming here to this shop since I was five years old,” Porter said from her shop last month.

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