CHAMPAIGN ? With the tragedy of the space shuttle Challenger 17 years in the past, Americans have, perhaps, forgotten how dangerous both the liftoff and re-entry phases of shuttle missions can be, a University of Illinois professor says.
DANVILLE - Visitors to the Vermilion County Museum will see a rarity when rare bronze castings of Abraham Lincoln's face and hands are displayed during February.
CHAMPAIGN - Eager to move forward on the redevelopment of the Burch Village housing project, the city of Champaign is offering to have a city employee work up to 20 hours per week at the Housing Authority of Champaign County, for up to a year, on redevelopment plans.
SPRINGFIELD - Gail Garner taught science and math for 23 years, and said he became ?good friends? with Kmart during that time because he bought so many items with his own money for use in experiments in his classroom.
Prairienet, the community computing network in East Central Illinois, is offering another round of classes for beginning computer and Internet users.
CHAMPAIGN - At a special meeting Friday, Champaign school board members approved a two-year contract that gives educational support personnel 4 percent raises each year.
CHAMPAIGN - Holy Cross School has been educating children for 90 years, and current kindergartner Spencer Hays caught onto the system right away.
CHAMPAIGN - The mayor of Champaign says the city will take the lead in the redevelopment of Burch Village and that he'll consider asking some housing authority board members appointed by the city to resign in the wake of the latest troubles at the Housing Authority of Champaign County.
SPRINGFIELD - State Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana, introduced a bill in the General Assembly this week that would abolish the controversial legislative scholarship program.
URBANA - The accreditation agency for the University of Illinois will visit campus this year to re-evaluate how the UI is handling the Chief Illiniwek issue.