Central High School, Franklin Middle School, Stratton Elementary School, the Early Childhood Center, Novak Academy and Columbia administrative building were all placed on soft lockdown Wednesday from 1:50-2:22 p.m..
On Wednesdays, we'll give readers a sneak peek inside some dynamic classrooms in local school districts.
"That was the idea. To make it look old and rustic."
"This resolution calls on us to ask that question before we move forward on this proposal that would imperil not only workers but also taxpayers."
"His contributions to the university are unmatched and his loyalty has become legendary."
"Some kind of a court action is important because then we know it will be enforced."
A man exonerated in the death of a young Rantoul girl 35 years ago will receive a total of $850,000 in a settlement agreement from two insurance companies and the village.
When the University of Illinois decided in March to create the new Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, several important loose ends remained.
"I was sort of turned inward. And that whole experience flipped me outward."
A pro-tax group unveiled what it said was "a range of revenue options" to fill an estimated $6 billion budget hole and avoid budget cuts, but few lawmakers were at the announcement.
City directories are more accessible than ever and they "can fill in blanks between census years, opening new chapters in your family history research."