CHAMPAIGN – Christie Clinic is making plans to expand into Danville this summer.
The Champaign-based clinic has options on a couple of properties in Danville to house a new branch clinic set to open in August, said Christie's Chief Executive Officer Alan Gleghorn.
SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Bill Black, R-Danville, won House approval on Tuesday for a measure designed to help Vermilion County in its quest to become a permanent host of the Farm Progress Show.
The show, which is known as the "Super Bowl" of agricultural events, is seeking to alternate in future years between a permanent location in Iowa and one along the Illinois-Indiana border, but those sites have not yet been named.
With a few weeks to go before spring planting begins, the soaking wet farm fields of today are not expected to delay planting or cause any major problems for farmers.
"It's still early," said Dennis Bowman, University of Illinois Extension educator. "The calendar hasn't hit April yet."
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Illinois enters Big Ten baseball play with momentum.
The Illini, in their final tuneup, held on to beat host Indiana State 6-5 on Tuesday. It was their second win in a row after a three-game losing streak.
Bruce Weber already was struggling to line up a basketball game next season in Chicago.
Now Chief Illiniwek might make it even tougher.
Illinois senior Bob Rogers has been named a finalist for the Nissen-Emery Award, presented to the top collegiate senior gymnast each year.
CHAMPAIGN – Motorists in west Champaign should expect delays for several months as work crews rebuild Staley Road.
Workers will widen the road and shoulders, add turn lanes, install traffic signals, apply new asphalt, replace two bridges and install additional drainage and gutters from Illinois 10 (Springfield Avenue) south to Old Church Road, according to Ed Foran of University Construction, Urbana, which was awarded the $4.69 million project.
URBANA – Ruth Ann Fisher says it is one of her most unpleasant tasks as a member of the Urbana school board.
Fisher and other board members on Tuesday night voted not to rehire 78 district employees, a job known as RIFing, after the acronym for the "reduction in force" law that makes the action and the timing necessary.
CHAMPAIGN – Late in the 2003 season, the new guy on the scout team defense started making play after play after play. Illinois coach Ron Turner had a simple question: Who''s that?
The scout team members don''t wear their own numbers during practice. Instead, they put on the corresponding digits of the Illinois opponent. That day, Chris Norwell would have looked just fine in Warren Sapp''s 99.
We elders spend too much time fretting about the past.
Youth thinks only about what''s next – you know, the next date, the next game, the next assignment.
Put me on their side. Give me that perspective.