Cornfields. Fringe. The boonies.
The proposed site for Central High School along the city's northern border has inspired those descriptions from residents who see it as urban sprawl.
The site itself — 80 acres north of Interstate Drive, where Neil Street ends — is still a farm field, and to the north and beyond is nothing but soybeans, corn, trees and silos.
Brian Moline talks with the mayor about the recent shootings in the city, Unit 4's School Resource Officer program and more.
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CHAMPAIGN — A program that embeds police officers in five Champaign schools is on deck to get a thorough vetting this month as officials try to strike a delicate balance between safe schools and introducing students to the criminal justice system at a young age.