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Agreement on Ford County waste plant

The host agreement between Ford County and Eco Manufacturing would:

DACC, agencies offer caregiver meetings

DANVILLE -- Danville Area Community College, CRIS Healthy Aging Center and Active Seniors Options have joined forces to offer a series of informational meetings for caregivers and the general public.

The meetings are held at the Clock Tower Building at DACC, 2000 East Main St., Danville. They will run weekly through July 7.

UI asks for hold on Tribune FOIA ruling

CHICAGO -- The University of Illinois asked for a stay Tuesday on a federal court ruling that it contends would threaten the privacy of student records.

The UI also said a March 9 order by Judge Joan B. Gottschall could result in the loss of millions of dollars in federal funds the UI receives every year.

UI has resource fair for busy parents

URBANA -- Keeping the kids busy during the summer is an annual challenge, but a resource fair organized by a University of Illinois initiative has plenty of ideas for busy parents.

The annual Summer Enrichment Extravaganza is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Urbana Middle School, 1201 S. Vine St.

Firm audits energy at Danville Housing Authority

DANVILLE -- Even in winter, Joseph Willis' apartment at Churchill Towers in downtown Danville can get so hot he has to open the windows.

Contract near for new RTHS principal

RANTOUL -- Todd Wilson has filled the role of Rantoul Township High School principal for more than two weeks, and his contract negotiations are still in progress.

RTHS Superintendent Scott Amerio said the board spent Monday working on the details of Wilson's contract, adding it wouldn't be official until the May board meeting.

County backs bonds for Countryside, slows Olympian project

URBANA -- County board members gave preliminary approval Tuesday to issuing $2.4 million in tax-free industrial revenue bonds for Countryside School in Champaign, but again slowed down the controversial and long-running Olympian Drive project.

In a voice vote, only Champaign Democrat Giraldo Rosales voted against the bond issue for Countryside.