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Prisoner Pen Pal program builds relationships with inmates

Prisoner Pen Pal program builds relationships with inmates

By Alexander Vassiliadis

November 10, 2014

Oftentimes, people write letters to their loved ones, the elderly or even to their idols. But volunteers in the Community Justice program, a part of Volunteer Illini Projects, write letters to prison inmates that have been incarcerated for crimes ranging from armed robbery to murder. Since January, ...

Champaign public library requests that city help tackle budget shortfalls

By Angelica Lavito

February 26, 2014

The Champaign City Council reviewed the Champaign Public Library’s plan to tackle budget shortfalls at Tuesday’s meeting. Because of increasing expenses and decreasing revenues, the library appealed to the council for funding. The city council directed staff to move forward with an agreement that...