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Local celebrities support Summer Youth Employment Program by volunteering at Merry Ann’s Diner fundraiser

Steve Gardner, a financial planner, chats with a customer at Merry Ann's Diner on Tuesday, June 2.

By Mariah Schaefer

June 2, 2015

A fundraiser featuring local celebrities helped out the Summer Youth Employment Program this week. This was the second year the event, hosted by Merry Ann's Diner, has been held. “Merry Ann’s Diner Celebrity Server and Chef Fundraiser,” took place at the restaurant's Main Street location o...

Lineup change gives Hill and Nunn a boost of confidence

February 12, 2014

Malcolm Hill gets nervous before each basketball game. He always has. But rarely has he ever felt nervous on the court. That is, until this year. Early in his first season at Illinois, he felt nervous about making plays and making mistakes. State Farm Center and its 16,000 fans can do that to a fres...