Career center open house scheduled at Central

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school district is hosting an open house at the Central High School College and Career Center next week.

The open house is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 218 at Central High School, 610 W. University Ave., C.

Updated: Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

Updated 2:36 p.m. Friday

Pre-K registration set in Westville

WESTVILLE — Judith Giacoma Elementary School will hold kindergarten pre-registration later this month.

Parents and guardians may pre-register their children for kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year. Children must be 5 by Sept. 1 to enter.

GOP women's clubs set conference in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois Federation of Republican Women is holding its spring conference, "It's Time — Republican Women," featuring Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman as the keynote speaker.

Hunger walk set Sunday

URBANA — This year's CROP Hunger Walk, sponsored by several churches, will begin Sunday at Unitarian Universalist Church, 309 W. Green St., U.

Registration begins at 1:45 p.m. and the walk starts at 2 p.m.

More information is at

Updated: Police arrest man in woman's death

Updated 2:41 p.m. Friday.

CHAMPAIGN — Police have arrested a Champaign man in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found in his burned-out Champaign apartment Friday morning.

Apartment fire in Champaign

Champaign firefighters and investigators at the scene of a fire in an apartment building at State and Healey Streets in Champaign on Friday, April 12, 2013. 

Quilts help teach math, social studies, poetry

URBANA — Studying dozens of mounted quilts boasting colors bold and delicate, squares both breathtakingly real-looking and delightfully abstract, seventh-grade students studied and discussed them carefully.

Religion calendar April 12, 2013

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UI Extension to move Ford-Iroquois office

ONARGA — The University of Illinois Extension is searching for another building to rent for its office serving Ford and Iroquois counties, because the office it has leased for 20 years in Onarga will soon be the site of a medical clinic.