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Big Brothers Big Sisters makes a splash with pool party

13-Aug-2015

DECATUR – It was a pool party seemingly like any other: Children played loud games of marco polo and grown men did belly flops off the diving board. But underneath all the fun.. (Continued...)

ADM tour offers taste of ag careers

22-Jul-2015

DECATUR – During a tour of Archer Daniels Midland Co.'s Randall Research Center on Tuesday, Mark Floerke described what may be the best job ever. Part of the research that is under way t.. (Continued...)

Big Brothers Big Sisters receives tour, donation from ADM

22-Jul-2015

DECATUR– A group of Decatur kids found out Tuesday that ADM does a whole lot more than process soybeans. A handful of kids in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois program jo.. (Continued...)

Fishing derby brings kids and mentors together in Bloomington

18-Jul-2015

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Kids got a chance to test their fishing skills in Bloomington Sunday. It was all a part of Cops and Bobbers, a fishing derby for Big Brothers Big Sisters of central Illino.. (Continued...)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois Big Brother of the Year

14-Mar-2015

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois Big Brother of the Year Click here (http://www.wics.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_21535.shtml) to see the video... (Continued...)

Caterpillar employee named "Big Brother of the Year"

13-Mar-2015

DECATUR – An employee at Decatur's Caterpillar received a huge honor. Alan Fedrigon, 54, of Shelbyville was named 2015 Illinois Big Brother of the Year. Friends, volunteers, and F.. (Continued...)

Fedrigon named 2015 Illinois Big Brother of the Year

13-Mar-2015

Fedrigon named 2015 Illinois Big Brother of the Year Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois is pleased to announce Alan Fedrigon of Shelbyville has been named the 2015 Illinois B.. (Continued...)

Shelbyville man named Big Brother of the Year

13-Mar-2015

Shelbyville man named Big Brother of the Year DECATUR – Alan Fedrigon, 54, of Shelbyville and Deonte Drake, 12, of Decatur have shared the best of times and the worst of times. .. (Continued...)

Big Need: Big Brothers Big Sisters helps kids, needs mentors

27-Feb-2015

BLOOMINGTON — As Michael Marmion talked with Mike Wolf, Marmion solved a seven-by-seven Rubik's Cube puzzle in a few minutes. "It's that sense of accomplishment," Marmion said when .. (Continued...)

Big Brothers Big Sisters Making Big Push for Mentors

14-Jan-2015

BLOOMINGTON- It's National Mentoring Month and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central illinois is making a big push for volunteers. Jourdan Bellgardt, a Case Work Supervisor, says, "Anybody can be a.. (Continued...)

200 kids on mentoring wait list

13-Jan-2015

CHAMPAIGN -- Big Brothers, Big Sisters says it's short on volunteers. January is National Mentoring Month. Keira and her big sister, Nia, have been paired for months now, but not all the kids in t.. (Continued...)

Illinois residents rank high in volunteering of time and talents

08-Jan-2015

DECATUR – Illinoisans aren't shy when it comes to rolling up their sleeves and helping others. That's according to recent numbers from the Volunteering and Civic Life report, which show.. (Continued...)

Decatur Big Brother garners statewide honor

19-Nov-2014

DECATUR -- Mark Floerke and C.J. Barbee became lunch buddies at Brush College School in 2009. They've been together ever since, a mutually rewarding relationship in the Big Brothers Big S.. (Continued...)

Big Brothers Big Sisters Host First 'Dine' Raiser

10-Nov-2014

NORMAL- Local celebrities traded in their suits for aprons on Monday to help out a good cause. Celebrity hosts including State Senator Jason Barickman were serving up customers at Big Broth.. (Continued...)

Celebrity servers to aid Big Brothers Big Sisters

06-Nov-2014

Celebrity servers to aid Big Brothers Big Sisters BLOOMINGTON — An inaugural celebrity server event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois will be 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mond.. (Continued...)

Big Brother: Spencer and Newell Create Friendship Through Big Brothers/Big Sisters

05-Nov-2014

Big Brother: Spencer and Newell Create Friendship Through Big Brothers/Big Sisters Illinois Sophomore offensive lineman Joe Spencer is playing a key role on the field - and off it. Thanks to Cen.. (Continued...)

Run or Dye a rush for the senses

14-Oct-2014

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 3:07pm | Dave Hinton (http://www.rantoulpress.com/author/dave-hinton) RANTOUL — Most of the thousands who participated in Saturday’s Run or Dye 5K focus.. (Continued...)

BBBS Hosts Annual Golf Fore Kids Sake

04-Aug-2014

BLOOMINGTON- Golfers were out in full swing Monday at the 14th annual Golf Fore Kids Sake. Over a 100 players came out to Crestwicke Country Club in Bloomington to raise money for Big Brothe.. (Continued...)

BBBS Prepares for Big Bowling Fundraiser

11-Mar-2014

BLOOMINGTON - One of McLean County’s largest mentoring groups is preparing for its biggest fundraiser of the year. Big Brothers Big Sisters of McLean County will host its annual “Bowl for .. (Continued...)

Bloomington woman named Big Sister of the Year

04-Mar-2014

March 04, 2014 5:18 pm • Paul Swiech pswiech@pantagraph.com (http://www.pantagraph.com/search/?l=50&sd=desc&s=start_time&f=html&byline=Paul%20Swiech%0Apswiech%40pantagraph.c.. (Continued...)

Bloomington Woman Named IL's Big Sister of the Year

04-Mar-2014

BLOOMINGTON - A Bloomington woman takes home a big honor from Big Brothers Big Sisters. Brittin Haury has been the big sister for Tariah James since June of 2011. The two have been inseparab.. (Continued...)

Big Brothers Big Sisters Makes Sweet Partnership With Bakery

08-Jan-2014

BLOOMINGTON - Big Brothers Big Sisters of McLean County has a sweet new partnership for the month of January. The organization is looking for 100 new matches for its kids. Bloomington's sugar mam.. (Continued...)

New Popcorn Flavor Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters

11-Jun-2013

by Eugene Daniel of WMBD 31 News. NORMAL - There's a new taste poppin' up in town. "Start Something S'more" is the newest flavor at It's Poppin' Gourmet Popcorn (https://www.facebook.com/It.. (Continued...)

jcpenney Teams Up With Big Brothers Big Sisters

10-Jun-2013

by Connor Quealy of WJBC (http://www.wjbc.com/) BLOOMINGTON - Local shoppers will have a chance to support a nationwide mentoring network. jcpenney announced it will give shoppers the.. (Continued...)

The Life of Dick Dechert

21-Mar-2013

Defining a life lived well in a few pages or several speeches or even a full night of fellowship is an impossible task. This is especially so when the life story in question has changed so many ot.. (Continued...)

Herald & Review sits down with Macon County Case Manager, Kristin!

01-Mar-2013

Hometown: USA. I grew up in Northern Virginia, moved to Los Angeles for five years, and finished my college years in Fort Myers, Fla. I am now a farm girl in Blue Mound. Family: My husban.. (Continued...)

Jamie Foxx Announces Biggest Role Ever: National Spokesperson, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

04-Dec-2012

November 28, 2012 – A small group of teen and pre-teen boys and their mentors joined Oscar Award Winning Actor Jamie Foxx at a private party at his Los Angeles-area home to celebrate the act.. (Continued...)

Wheels of Fortune: Oakley Dirt Riders Race for BBBS!

02-Nov-2012

Those magnificent men on their muddy machines are poised to fly through the air again on Sunday to make life a little brighter for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Macon County. The Dirt.. (Continued...)

Millikin men's basketball teams up with Big Brothers Big Sisters

21-Sep-2012

By THERESA CHURCHILL - H&R Senior Writer DECATUR — The son of divorced parents, Millikin University’s head men’s basketball coach Matt Nadelhoffer said the coaches and m.. (Continued...)

Central Illinois APA Holds 2nd Annual “Cues for Kids” Tournament to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

19-Sep-2012

http://www.pooltogether.org/index.php/central-illinois-apa-holds-2nd-annual-cues-for-kids-tournament-to-benefit-big-brothers-big-sisters/.. (Continued...)

Mentoring Brothers in Action Monthly Newsletter Set to Launch October 5

19-Sep-2012

The newsletter will feature inspirational stories about current and alumni African-American male Bigs and Littles, information on mentoring, relevant event announcements, and related studies and a.. (Continued...)

University of Illinois Dad's Association awards grant to BBBS!

19-Sep-2012

September 8, 2012 Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Thank you very much for submitting your Grant Proposal Application to the Dad’s Association. The Board of Directors reviewed each a.. (Continued...)

Youth and Key Leaders Stress Need for Mentoring at White House Event

13-Jun-2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - The recently-released White House Council for Community Solutions’ final report to President Obama cites youth mentoring as one of the key recommendations to help .. (Continued...)

MIGHTY FUTURES Campaign

27-Apr-2012

From acorns do mighty oaks grow. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Champaign County is pleased to announce their 2012 MIGHTY FUTURES Campaign, offered in partnership with Cedar Ridge Nursery. F.. (Continued...)

Champaign board member wins Athena Award

16-Feb-2012

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 1:00pm | Don Dodson (http://www.news-gazette.com/users/ddodson), staff writer, News-Gazette.com (http://www.news-gazette.com/) CHAMPAIGN — Sarah Zehr has been named th.. (Continued...)

Area Churches Come Together to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

27-Jan-2012

For the last three years, a collection of Decatur-area church choirs have chosen a winter weekend to come together to celebrate their musical diversity and benefit local charity. And for the local cha.. (Continued...)

Decatur Memorial Hospital Gifts Property to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois

02-Nov-2011

Decatur Memorial Hospital has gifted an office building located at 310 W. William St., in Decatur to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois. Decatur Memorial Hospital gave the property t.. (Continued...)

Thanks from Big Brothers Big Sisters

11-Oct-2011

It's amazing to see how consistently Decatur supports worthy causes, especially in challenging economic times. Our family at Big Brothers Big Sisters remains grateful for the community's steadfast.. (Continued...)

Big Brothers Big Sisters Named #1 Nonprofit for At-Risk Youth by GuideStar’s Philanthropedia

09-Sep-2011

September 9, 2011 – Big Brothers Big Sisters earns Philanthropedia’s top ranking on a list of most recommended, high-impact national nonprofits serving at-risk youth (http://www.myphil.. (Continued...)

Big Brothers Big Sisters enjoys day of service, cookout at Nelson Park

02-May-2011

By KENNETH LOWE - H&R Staff Writer Original article, May 1, 2011 Herald & Review (http://www.herald-review.com/news/local/article_6938bfa8-73b9-11e0-bcc3-001cc4c03286.html) DECATUR .. (Continued...)

Volunteer mentors needed for program to help parolees re-enter society with support

18-Apr-2011

By THERESA CHURCHILL - H&R Senior Writer Original article, April 15, 2011 Herald & Review (http://www.herald-review.com/news/local/article_21d1b116-6587-5e8d-87b8-d8e77279396d.html) .. (Continued...)

Video: Lori Wicklund and Amber

04-Apr-2011

Lori Wicklund talks about spending time with her Little Sister Amber. .. (Continued...)

‘It’s about the kids’

22-Mar-2010

By TONY REID - H&R Staff Writer Original article, March 22, 2010 Herald & Review (http://www.herald-review.com/lifestyles/recreation/article_12171446-35a7-11df-864b-001cc4c03286.html) .. (Continued...)

Mentors help young mothers achieve success in Big Brothers Big Sisters program

12-Mar-2010

By THERESA CHURCHILL - H&R Senior Writer Original article, March 12, 2010 Herald & Review (http://www.herald-review.com/news/local/article_677e12e3-fa37-5ebe-be8c-2450518ae613.html) .. (Continued...)

Big Brothers Big Sisters leader found career in helping mentoring program succeed

10-Mar-2010

By BOB FALLSTROM - H&R Community News Editor Original article, March 10, 2010 Herald & Review (http://www.herald-review.com/news/local/article_ecd2e51f-55bd-5722-b41f-e4fbccf083eb.html) .. (Continued...)

Little Brother...Big Soldier

08-Mar-2010

In a very personal "Assignment America," CBS News' Steve Hartman shares his personal bond with Lance Corporal Heinrich Soltow, an adolescent who found a new life in the Marines. Watch CBS News .. (Continued...)

January is National Mentoring Month

14-Jan-2010

Decatur, IL. (January 14, 2010) In recognition of National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois is calling on not only volunteers, but donors as well, to provide suppo.. (Continued...)

Big Brothers Big Sisters benefits when nine churches join to raise the rafters, raise the revenue

11-Jan-2010

By TONY REID - H&R Staff Writer Original article, January 11, 2010 Herald & Review (http://herald-review.com/news/local/article_8e706ac8-e85f-586f-bf16-70fee9824c7b.html) DECATUR - .. (Continued...)

Choir fest benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters

02-Jan-2010

By SHEILA SMITH - H&R Staff Writer Original article, January 2, 2010 Herald & Review (http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/article_9a4f5b36-f6a3-11de-8012-001cc4c002e0.html) DECATUR.. (Continued...)

A Salute to Veterans

18-Nov-2009

Dear Supporter, As we enter the Thanksgiving season, we give thanks to the honorable men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. On this Veterans Day, join Big Brothers Big Sisters as we sal.. (Continued...)

Oakley Dirt Riders' annual event draws 130 competitors

09-Nov-2009

By TONY REID - H&R Staff Writer Original article, November 9, 2009 Herald & Review (http://herald-review.com/news/local/article_67c7aa26-2057-5647-952f-3916a8492aee.html) OAKLEY - N.. (Continued...)

Dechert roast set as fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters

25-Oct-2009

By THERESA CHURCHILL - H&R Senior Writer Original article, October 25, 2009 Herald & Review (http://herald-review.com/news/local/article_bc221342-886b-51aa-98be-1025a831963a.html) D.. (Continued...)

ADM, Big Brothers Big Sisters team up to help Brush College School students with reading, math

28-Feb-2009

By THERESA CHURCHILL - H&R Senior Writer Original article, February 28, 2009 Herald & Review (http://herald-review.com/news/local/article_0afd9b35-6326-559f-9c3b-b59a5db3aec7.html) .. (Continued...)

United Way prepares blitz to reach goal

14-Feb-2009

By THERESA CHURCHILL - H&R Senior Writer Original article, February 14, 2009 Herald & Review (http://herald-review.com/news/local/article_dbd3b1e5-fcdf-56ec-8dca-c9738d027cc6.html) .. (Continued...)

Sound idea: Blending of church choirs could become annual event in Decatur

12-Jan-2009

By TONY REID - H&R Staff Writer Original article, January 12, 2009 Herald & Review (http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/article_9a4f5b36-f6a3-11de-8012-001cc4c002e0.html) DECATUR -.. (Continued...)