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Rossville-Alvin to distribute survey on future

ROSSVILLE - Rossville-Alvin school officials plan to distribute a survey this month to residents throughout the school district asking whether board members should pursue a tax increase, a cooperative with a neighboring school district or another alternative to pull the district out of financial decline.

Groups line strip to express opinions on war

CHAMPAIGN - Peace demonstrators outnumbered President Bush supporters three-to-one in what could be a regular Saturday meeting of the minds.

?He couldn´t kill my spirit´

URBANA - Ruscenda Jackson said she should have gone with her first impression of Eddie Miller.

Vacation buyback costly to counties

   URBANA ? During a year when its general corporate fund deficit exceeded $1 million, Champaign County government spent more than $153,000 in fiscal 2002 buying back unused vacation and personal leave time from county employees.

Born to be in business

URBANA - Sharon Andrae learned all about hard work when she was growing up on her family's farm.

Military moms in touch online

CHAMPAIGN - Moms can't always watch after their children once they're grown. But they can try, and the Internet can help.

Executive MBA program moving up

CHAMPAIGN - Dwindling enrollment in the University of Illinois' Executive MBA program led the university to move the classes to Chicago, beginning in August.

Teachers prepare to serve

CHAMPAIGN - Yvette Lane-Rose is spending quality time now with her sons, and they're talking a lot about mother's other job in the Army Reserves and where it may soon take her.

Prairie plants hold untapped potential

CHAMPAIGN - Back in the days when Illinois was home mainly to American Indians and wildlife, a natural prairie rich in plant diversity covered a vast 22 million acres of the state.

Open house draws crowds to UI ag sites

URBANA - It didn't take area elementary school students long to get into the swing of things at the erosion demonstration Friday.