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Official blasts universities´ budget response

SPRINGFIELD - Amid talk of cooperation and willingness to share the burden of the state's fiscal crisis, universities and Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration are still butting heads over this year's higher education budgets.

Policy on dissection at UI may change

URBANA - The University of Illinois may require alternatives to dissection only in general education classes for undergraduates.

Board approves revamping of Stratton

CHAMPAIGN - The Champaign school board on Monday approved a $600,000 plan to get more parents to choose the half-full Stratton Elementary School for their children.

Future dim without funds

RANTOUL - Kelli Sydes loves her children's school - so much so that she and her husband are at Pleasant Acres Elementary almost every day, helping out in some way.

School district seeks voters´ help

More than half of the Blue Ridge school district consists of farmland, and that is not good news for its finances.

Former Chanute site getting upgrades

RANTOUL - The village is spending more than $200,000 to refurbish a former Chanute Air Force Base classroom building so Rantoul can attract businesses to lease office space there.

Ethanol-diesel blend in works at UI

URBANA - Ethanol could be part of an eco-friendly diesel mixture in the next five years, a University of Illinois scientist believes.

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.