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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.

Forest preserve chief plans to retire

MAHOMET - The longtime executive director of the Champaign County Forest Preserve plans to retire, effective May 31.

Developers await city council vote

CHAMPAIGN - Back in the mid-1980s, when much of their new residential subdivision was still on the drawing board, the developers of Robeson Meadows were already envisioning the neighborhood shopping center they would build when the population in southwest Champaign caught up with their dreams.

Miss America urges pupils to show kindness

Crystal Carter had a good reason for taking all of the Champaign Central High School Academy sophomores out of class Monday to hear Miss America speak in the school's theater.

Meeting keys on gains, pains from Volition

CHAMPAIGN - Build a $10 million building on an 80-space parking lot and you're bound to hear about it, about 80 times.

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.

UI expert finds novel written by a Southern belle

She was the only woman on Civil War Confederate money, a Southern belle of head-turning beauty and, behind the scenes, a skillful political operator.

Police seek info in Dec. 31 killing

CHAMPAIGN - Crimestoppers of Champaign County is seeking help in finding the person responsible for killing a man in Urbana on New Year's Eve.

It's Your Business: Downtown Danville business changes name

With partner Anne Kessler leaving the business, Dawn Blacksher plans to go it alone as sole owner of her crafts store.