2 incumbents, 3 newcomers seek open seats on school board

DANVILLE While the current Danville school board launched a major project to renovate the district's three most problematic buildings, the new board still must determine the scope of work at two schools and ensure that all three renovations are done well and within budget.

Danville Ward 6 candidates

Candidates for Danville city council Ward 6

Jon Cooper

Age: 55

Address: 301 E. Winter Ave.

Political experience: Current Alderman Ward 6

Occupation: Sales representative for Nestle Food Corp.

Clyde Darnell

Age: 77

Address: 1645 N. Vermilion St.

Ward 6 incumbent faces 2 challengers in Danville

DANVILLE -- Danville Alderman Jon Cooper is being challenged in the April 5 election for his Ward 6 seat by two candidates who are both seeking their first terms on the city council, Greg Shepherd and Clyde Darnell.

Cooper and Darnell responded to The News-Gazette questionnaire, but Shepherd did not.

Why should voters want to elect you?

Only one contested race for Urbana school board

URBANA -- The Urbana school board won't look much different or possibly exactly the same following the April 5 school board election.

Urbana school board sub-district 6 candidates

Candidates for Urbana school board sub-district 6 for the April 5, 2011 election:

Paul Poulosky

Age: 42.

Address: 2106 Vawter, U.

Occupation: Software Engineer.

Political experience: None.

Stephen Summers

Age: 52.

Address: 24 Montclair Road, U.

Update to be given on new Savoy school

SAVOY -- Community members will have a chance to learn more this week about the design and construction of a new elementary school in Savoy.

Champaign council to discuss storm water fee

CHAMPAIGN -- Just more than a year after the city council gave the green light to city staff to explore a new storm water fee to be imposed on property owners, the council this week will look at more detailed information on how that extra revenue might be used.

Reports to police

Area police report the following:


0-100 block of Hedge Court: Attempted residential break-in Sunday.

500 block of West Kirby Avenue: Car keys reported missing Saturday.

Freedom Oil, 1202 N. Mattis Ave.: Motorist drove off without paying for gasoline Saturday.


Ballots, information for area counties

Here is a roundup of information for the April 5, 2011, election.

Investigators continue to pursue cause of Campustown fire

CHAMPAIGN Investigators spent Sunday going through the interior of a Campustown building that was hit by a fire last week but fire department officials still don't know how long it will take before the cause is determined.