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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.

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.

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.

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.

?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.