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DACC trustees to examine athletic programs

DANVILLE – Danville Area Community College trustees on Tuesday will take a closer look at the college's athletic programs, including one that had been put on the chopping block recently.

Trustees will examine the men's soccer program, as well as DACC's eight other sports, and their impact on the college's finances at a special study session.

Nobody hurt in mobile home fire in Rantoul

RANTOUL — Investigators from the Rantoul Fire Department spent Sunday morning at the scene of a fire that damaged a mobile home Saturday night.

According to a Rantoul Fire Department report, firefighters were called to a mobile home at 333 North Drive, Lot 8 in Rantoul at 9:08 p.m. Saturday.

EPA close to scheduling comment period on Clinton landfill PCB request

CLINTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be close to announcing a public comment period on a Clinton landfill's request to accept polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCBs.

Landfill has separate state pollution case

The Clinton Landfill also has a case pending with the Illinois Pollution Control Board regarding "offensive and malodorous emissions of landfill gas."

It's Your Business: Techline plans move

The furniture and cabinetry shop Techline will move at the end of the year to a new building in Champaign.

For about 25 years, Techline has been at 24 E. Green St., between Neil and First streets. The new home for the showroom, shop and gallery will be at 307 S. Locust St., a building that once housed the Upsie Daisy floral shop.

Found in translation: Teacher taking Latin to town

CHAMPAIGN – The two boys and their teacher are studying in a quiet corner furnished with couches at the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club. When the teacher brings out flash cards, the boys are on their feet, competing to see who can give the correct answer first and accumulate the most cards.

One of the flash cards says "pater."

UI creating new ties with India universities

The University of Illinois is "refreshing" its long relationship with India's universities – and creating new ties with its biggest corporations.

UI's ties with China go back decades

Interim Chancellor Robert Easter has been to China 40 times, mostly as an expert on animal feed before he became the dean of the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

Leal, Urbana High principals see success beyond test scores

URBANA – There is plenty of evidence to show that students at Leal Elementary School and Urbana High School are learning, even though those schools missed making adequate yearly progress this year under No Child Left Behind.

Summary of Champaign, Urbana burglary reports in October

The Champaign County emergency dispatching agency fielded 197 reports of burglaries during October in Champaign and Urbana.

Statistics from Metropolitan Computer-Aided Dispatch, which dispatches Champaign and Urbana police and most other emergency agencies in Champaign County, show 145 reports of burglary in Champaign and 52 in Urbana.