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From garbage to garments: UI students show off their converted creations

The University of Illinois held its annual Re-Fashioned Fashion Show on May 4 at Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, and designers amazed the public with their ingenuity and ability, creating ensembles from reclaimed, reused or recycled materials.

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A lifeline to those struggling: Addiction recovery center in Urbana expands

Drew Cooke was introduced to pain medication after being injured at work.

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Safe space: New facility meeting demand for students with special needs

For children who have undergone trauma, environment can make all the difference.

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Downsizing with style, comfort

Byron Denhart comes from a background in real estate construction management and first began thinking of the idea for a tiny home business after being laid off.

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For everything, there is a season

As with many things around the house, spring is a good time to make a “clean, fresh start” with your landscaping, according to BrownWoods & Associates Maintenance Operations Manager Gwen Wilson.

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Spring men’s fashion

Vivid colors and patterns will infuse some welcome energy to menswear this season, according to Jos. Kuhn & Co. manager Gordon Tracy.

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Making a difference

Diane Marlin loves Urbana.

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Hunan Fine Asian Cuisine

Mattoon’s Hunan Fine Asian Cuisine began with owners Tom Wu and Mae Chen, who emigrated from Taiwan in 1980 to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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10 Hours in … Charleston

A whirlwind trip through the community ...

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Detoxes and cleanses

As a new year begins, people often focus on various forms of self-improvement, and chief among those are usually getting healthy and losing weight.

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