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Grants to fund Franklin science field trips

Sixth-graders go to Allerton Park; seventh-graders, to Brookfield Zoo

CHAMPAIGN — At Franklin Middle School, field trips to Allerton Park near Monticello for sixth-graders and Brookfield Zoo in the Chicago suburbs for seventh-graders tie in with what the students learn in class and give them a chance to see science at work in real life.


DACC to host Ag Day

DANVILLE — The Danville Area Community College Ag Club will host its 2013 Ag Day on from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday on campus at 2000 E. Main St.

The event is open to the public and free, except for the price of the luncheon.

A barbecue luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Mary Miller Gym. Carry-out lunches are not available.


Law grads' job prospects improve

CHAMPAIGN — The latest employment figures for law school graduates show hiring has improved in the last year, including at the University of Illinois College of Law.

The American Bar Association's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar released employment data Friday on employment for the class of 2012 as of Feb. 15, nine months after graduation.


Carrie Busey teacher chosen for PBS program

SAVOY — In Elizabeth Slifer's fourth-grade classroom at Carrie Busey Elementary, students spent time this week learning about space — by watching videos from NASA.


Audit of UI lists 30 findings

SPRINGFIELD — An audit of the University of Illinois system found 30 separate irregularities, ranging from a former employee who was paid for four years after being terminated, to the failure of the university to purchase vehicles that met minimum fuel economy standards.


UI officially launches Blue Waters

URBANA — "Wouldn't it be great to be able to put the universe in a bottle and do experiments?" asked Thom Dunning as he stood before a group of mostly scientists and politicians at the University of Illinois on Thursday afternoon.


Blues society workshop scheduled

URBANA — The Prairie Crossroads Blues Society will present the second in a series of Blues in the Schools educational workshops for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Lewis Auditorium at the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.


Dual-language program forum scheduled

URBANA — The Urbana school district is hosting a forum for parents about its dual-language program at 7 p.m. April 11, at Prairie Elementary, 2102 E. Washington St., U.

Those interested in learning more about the district's program are encouraged to attend. Applications for the program will be available at the forum.


Tom Kacich: Illinois ties Harvard — in lobbying expenses

The website OpenSecrets.org used the NCAA basketball tournament to highlight the amount of money colleges and universities spend on lobbying in Washington.

The winner of its fifth annual "K Street Classic" is the University of California, which spent $740,000 on lobbying in 2012, easily defeating runner-up University of Pittsburgh at $540,000.


Deadlines nearing for kindergarten registration in C-U

Kindergarten registration dates and deadlines for both the Champaign and Urbana school districts are coming up.

In Urbana, kindergarten registration is scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St., U.