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High school project pulled from Danville council agenda

DANVILLE - Aldermen will not be voting Tuesday night on a $980,000 project for campus improvements at Danville High School, because it was removed from the city council's agenda on Monday.

Election 2013: Urbana school candidates

Because the Urbana school board last year adjusted the boundaries of the subdistricts from which board members are elected, all seven school board members are up for re-election April 9.

All seven incumbents are running, but only one race is contested, as Regina Parnell takes on incumbent Ruth Ann Fisher.

Bar association: Restrict law school loans, redo curricula

CHAMPAIGN — An Illinois Bar Association report says government lending restrictions and a reordering of law school curricula are the best ways to control the growing debt load that law students face.

The report, issued last week after a series of hearings around the state, recommends that:

Election 2013: Georgetown-Ridge Farm school candidates

GEORGETOWN — The school district is going through some financial challenges, but six candidates are seeking four seats on the school board to try to help continue to guide it into better times.

Three four-year seats on the Georgetown-Ridge Farm School Board will be up for election on April 9, as will one two-year seat.

Election 2013: Catlin school candidates

CATLIN — School officials will have to deal with financial and personnel issues in the upcoming year.

Five candidates will run for four seats on the Catlin School Board in the April 9 election.

Incumbents Jim Chandler and Tricia Keith will run against challengers Dale Dutton, Travis Pearman and Andrea Van Leer for the four seats.

UI, Mayo get $2.2 million for research on ultrasound, breast cancer diagnosis

URBANA — When something suspicious turns up on a standard mammogram, an ultrasound can be used to provide a few more clues about how dangerous it might be.

Election 2013: Westville school candidates

WESTVILLE — Five candidates and a write-in candidate will seek three four-year seats on the Westville School Board to help guide the school district through some challenging financial times.

Forums set for Danville school board candidates

DANVILLE — Voters have a chance to meet the Danville school board candidates and learn more about them at three candidates' forums, starting this week.

Pet talk: A spring reminder on danger of poisons

By Hannah Pitstick/University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Fifth-graders' building project a benefit for dogs and the community

Two fifth-graders from South Side Elementary got the chance to turn hard work into an act of giving, and it's been a learning experience they won't soon forget. Termarion Howard and Dequan Newell worked with adult mentors to build two solid, well-insulated, large doghouses for local outdoor dogs that needed protection from East Central Illinois' extreme temperatures and wind.