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Bill would give alumni group five UI trustee appointments

SPRINGFIELD — The power to make appointments to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees — now solely the province of the governor — would have to be shared, under legislation approved Tuesday by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

Villa Grove aldermen square off for mayor's post

VILLA GROVE — Two veteran aldermen are vying for the mayoral post being vacated by incumbent Thelma "Boots" Blaney.

Blaney is not seeking re-election to dedicate more time to family and travel. "I have very much enjoyed my four years as mayor of Villa Gove," Blaney said. "I would encourage more people to get involved in their community."

Danville won't enforce rules on temporary signs

DANVILLE — The city of Danville has decided it will not make businesses take down their temporary signs for now, and in the meantime, aldermen will discuss a possible rewrite of the city's temporary sign ordinance.

Updated: Danville school candidates answer questions at first forum

Updated 9:39 p.m. Tuesday.

DANVILLE — The nine Danville school board candidates weighed in on a variety of questions on funding, learning and community involvement at the first of three candidates' forums on Tuesday evening.

UI, union to meet again next week

Negotiators for the University of Illinois and its building and food service workers will meet again next week.

After two days of negotiations, building and food service workers still don't have a contract agreement with the University of Illinois.

Villa Grove OKs limited sports co-op with Heritage

VILLA GROVE — The Villa Grove school board on Monday approved a limited co-op with some sports to be shared with the Heritage school district.

While a majority of the Villa Grove board supports a full co-op, some members said they wanted more information before reaching that decision.

Georgetown council approves gun range

GEORGETOWN — City officials listened to comments for and against a proposed gun range in a rural city-owned park on Monday, and then voted to grant a 25-year lease to the gun club wanting to build the range.

High school project pulled from Danville council agenda

DANVILLE - Aldermen will not be voting Tuesday night on a $980,000 project for campus improvements at Danville High School, because it was removed from the city council's agenda on Monday.

Election 2013: Catlin school candidates

CATLIN — School officials will have to deal with financial and personnel issues in the upcoming year.

Five candidates will run for four seats on the Catlin School Board in the April 9 election.

Incumbents Jim Chandler and Tricia Keith will run against challengers Dale Dutton, Travis Pearman and Andrea Van Leer for the four seats.

Bar association: Restrict law school loans, redo curricula

CHAMPAIGN — An Illinois Bar Association report says government lending restrictions and a reordering of law school curricula are the best ways to control the growing debt load that law students face.

The report, issued last week after a series of hearings around the state, recommends that: