Lyndsay Jones

Lyndsay Jones

Burnham Mansion coming down today

Weigh in by submitting a letter to the editor

CHAMPAIGN — Goodbye, Burnham Mansion.

Parents' wish granted: Crossing guard to start work Monday

CHAMPAIGN — Why did Glenn Simpson cross the road?

Because he's the new crossing guard at the intersection of Randolph Street and Beardsley Avenue.

Local impact of new tax-credit scholarships has been mixed

CHAMPAIGN — Pitched as legislation that would diversify education choices for students across the state, implementation of the Invest in Kids Act has been mixed locally — with it sending more students into Catholic schools while excluding some funding from independent schools.

Dr. Howard parents plead for crossing guard at school's new home

CHAMPAIGN — After numerous calls to district and city officials, some parents of Dr. Howard Elementary students remain frustrated that a crossing guard hasn't been assigned to a busy intersection outside the school's temporary home.

Unit 4's first black teacher in white school has seen, experienced a lot in 103 years

SAVOY — Two World Wars. Prohibition. Brown v. Board of Education. The end of segregation.

'Give us peace within so we can have peace with each other'

CHAMPAIGN — Police have few leads to go on as they investigate their fifth fatal shooting of 2018.

David Sankey, 16, died about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana from a gunshot wound to the head, just two hours after the shots rang out in the north Champaign neighborhood where he lived.

Champaign teachers request federal mediator for contract talks with district

CHAMPAIGN — Unproductive negotiations between the Champaign Federation of Teachers and the Unit 4 school district have resulted in a request for federal intervention.

A five-and-a-half-hour meeting Friday between the teachers union, the Champaign school board and other district officials ended with the union requesting a federal mediator to step in, President Jen White said Tuesday.

Champaign school Board OKs deal to buy park district land for drainage

CHAMPAIGN — A divided Unit 4 school board signed off on an intergovernmental agreement with the Champaign Park District on Monday, checking off another item from its referendum to-do list.

Behind the Blueprints: Central utilities, minority contracts, South Side plans

WARNING: Work on relocating Central High School's utilities may result in traffic delays this weekend.

Park Avenue won't be closed on Saturday, but workers with Ameren Illinois may move into the road at New and Lynn streets during the day, possibly resulting in some delays, Unit 4 officials say.

ISBE survey shows just 1 in 4 kids ready for kindergarten

CHAMPAIGN — The results of the Illinois State Board of Education's first survey of kindergarten readiness weren't exactly heartening, but they appeared to confirm what educators already knew:

What children do before coming to kindergarten matters.