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David Sankey

Campustown proves profitable for panhandler

CHAMPAIGN – David Sankey swallows the last of his coffee with a gulp. “I just came in here for a break,” he says, rising from his seat in a cafe at Daniel and Sixth streets. “I got to get back to work – otherwise, I’d be a lazy bum and not a panhandler.”

Vernon Jones/ Panhandler David Sankey (l) chats with University of Illinois freshman Shawn Resendiz recently on Daniel Street, just east of Sixth Street.

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