In Tuesday's News-Gazette: Champaign teachers, fitness program, Illini breakdown

In Tuesday's newspaper, we're planning stories about a Champaign teachers' picket, a local company part of a national fitness program, and in Sports, an Illini communications breakdown.

Members of the Champaign teachers’ union, the Champaign Federation of Teachers, scheduled an informational picket at 5 p.m. Monday at the Mellon Administrative Center. The teachers’ contract expired June 30, and a new agreement has not been reached. Meg Dickinson will be there to report on the teachers' picket as well as the school board’s regularly scheduled meeting.

Dod Dodson writes that materials published by Champaign-based Human Kinetics will be part of a national youth fitness program that is changing to emphasize health over performance.

And Tom Kacich reports that Urbana park commissioners are being urged to finance additional enhancements at the new Crystal Lake Park pool with money from other sources.

Following up on Saturday night's Illini football disaster, columnist Loren Tate writes that  breakdowns in communication were at the heart of Illinois’ shoddy defensive performance at Arizona State.

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