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District´s goal: Cut $3 million

URBANA - Cutting $3 million from Urbana schools' budget the next two years will take creative thought and resolute action, school board members say.

New members of Legislature get started

SPRINGFIELD - Members of the 93rd General Assembly took the oath of office Wednesday, with a $3 billion shadow looming over the traditional ceremony.

Champaign teachers to vote on deal Friday

CHAMPAIGN - Teachers will vote Friday on a proposed three-year contract.

Music strikes a chord with family

URBANA - As a 9-year-old who had just moved to New Jersey, Susan Teicher felt a bit uncomfortable being known as the daughter of Louis Teicher of the famed piano duo Ferrante & Teicher.

Mixed scores stir UMS vow to improve

URBANA - Middle school teachers are doing a good job educating about 1,000 students there, but administrators aren't completely satisfied with the results.

Unit 4 negotiations still moving slowly

CHAMPAIGN - School teachers, administrators and support personnel started the new year with another round of meetings with a mediator, trying to resolve contract conflicts.

Volition project will grow

CHAMPAIGN - Downtown Champaign's newest neighbor, the Volition project, already had star status in the constellation of local building projects.

Lawsuit against Ryan, board advances

SPRINGFIELD - A Sangamon County judge ruled Tuesday that a LeRoy physician's lawsuit against Gov. George Ryan and the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board could go forward.

Vote planned on sanitary fee hike

URBANA - Everyone must really be looking forward to this new sanitary district user fee increase.

Old Illini Astroturf could resurface at Rantoul hangar

RANTOUL - The artificial turf on which Robert Holcombe set Illini rushing records could soon see new life inside an old Air Force hangar.