Final Danville school forum Tuesday

DANVILLE — Voters have another chance to meet candidates for Danville school board and hear their stance on the issues.

A third and final candidates' forum will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, April 2) at the Jackson Building, 516 N. Jackson St., Danville.

Central Illinois Daily Life: April 1- April 8


Images of people and events as seen through the eyes of News-Gazette photographers.


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.

On The Town: STM Fiesta

Images from the STM Fiesta! Dinner Auction on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign, IL.

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.

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.

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.

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.