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Champaign's next interim school superintendent says she won't be a candidate for the permanent position

CHAMPAIGN — While Judy Wiegand says she is excited about the opportunity to become Champaign's next interim superintendent in January, she said on Monday night that she will not be a candidate for the permanent position.

Champaign County YMCA gets another big donation

The Champaign County YMCA is now $3 million short of its goal of raising money for a new facility after another large gift was donated to the project.

President and CEO of the YMCA Mark Johnson said the organization has received an anonymous gift of $500,000 toward the new YMCA and Larkin's Place at the YMCA.

UI law school official resigns; investigation ends

URBANA — An assistant law school dean has resigned in the wake of a university investigation into the posting of inaccurate class data at the University of Illinois College of Law.

Climate change presentation set for DACC

DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College will host a climate change presentation that has its foundation in the Oscar award-winning documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth."

The presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at DACC's Bremer Theater, 2000 E. Main St., Danville. It is free and open to the public.

Car found on UI campus, but dog still missing

CHAMPAIGN — A car that was stolen on Saturday with a dog inside has been found on the University of Illinois campus.

But the dog is still missing — although it may have been seen on campus, too.

Information on new Ameren line offered at open house

CHAMPAIGN — Ameren Illinois will hold a second open house at which area residents can learn more about a 138,000-volt electric transmission line planned for southwest Champaign.

The open house is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C. The first open house was held Oct. 11, and a third is slated for Dec. 13.

Information on jury makeup sought to increase diversity

URBANA — For about the last year, citizens called to jury service in Champaign County have been asked to identify themselves by race.

The idea is to collect meaningful statistics to see if juries are reflective of the makeup of the community.

Champaign council goal-setting session scheduled

CHAMPAIGN — City council members this week will hold what they expect to be their final goal-setting session for about two years.

The discussion is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the fourth floor of Illinois Terminal, 45 E. University Ave., C.

Decision time on Vermilion County juvenile detention center

DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Board will decide Tuesday whether to lease its juvenile detention center and shift more of the funding burden from the state to the local level.

Pet of the Week Luna

Luna is a 3 year and 6 month old spayed white and tan American Pit Bull Terrier mix, energetic, friendly and affectionate,great with other dogs but agitated with cats.