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Proponents ready to argue case for new Champaign charter school

CHAMPAIGN — Jeanette Ellerbe wasn't there to witness when it happened — when a young male student at her church's summer camp had suddenly, seemingly, had enough.

After being called on to read out loud, the upcoming Champaign sixth-grader got up and punched through a wall with his fist, she'd been told.

Area girls’ soccer leaders (March 28, 2018)


Player, School, Goals

Johnson-Monfort, Mahomet-Seymour, 8

Liggett, Danville, 6

Maupin, Monticello, 6

Biegler, Mahomet-Seymour, 3

Murray, St. Thomas More, 3

Jessup, Mahomet-Seymour, 2

Lenchow, Mahomet-Seymour, 2

Lester, Mahomet-Seymour, 2

Schmitt, St. Thomas More, 2

Unit 4 OKs buying $1.5M warehouse

CHAMPAIGN — More than 1,000 tubs of science supplies and a need for more storage space have prompted Unit 4 to buy a $1.5 million building in north Champaign.

On Monday night, the Champaign school board approved a purchase agreement with the seller of a warehouse located at 806-808 Pioneer St.

Historic Burnham mansion has shot at new lot in life

CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois architecture graduate who specializes in historic preservation is looking for a property large enough to become the new site of the historic Burnham mansion, if he's successful in securing it from its current owner, the Champaign school district.

UPDATE: Unit 4 talking with a potential Burnham Mansion buyer

UPDATE 11:20 a.m. Friday:

The President of the Champaign Unit 4 school board said the latest plan to spare Burnham Mansion from the wrecking ball is further along than previous bids.

More than 1,200 school workers learn how to stop traumatic bleeding

CHAMPAIGN — Even before the latest school shooting tragedy last month in Florida, some local school staffs had begun arming themselves with training they hope they never have to use — how to stop life-threatening bleeding.

Instruction under a national campaign called Stop the Bleed has been under way for East Central Illinois schools since the start of last year.

Teachers: Arming us would spell nothing but trouble

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The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, March 4, 2018

We asked area educators: Speaking only for yourself and not your school, is it time to consider arming teachers, as President Donald Trump proposed in the aftermath of last month's school shooting in south Florida?

Vikings extend streak despite Chargers' challenge

DANVILLE — Postseason basketball can be a fickle and unpredictable creature. Centennial's boys walked into Danville High School on Tuesday having played less than 24 hours prior. The Chargers still were missing two players for undisclosed reasons, and they were matching up not only with the host team, but also a Vikings squad ranked fourth in Class 4A by the Associated Press.

Maroons get it together, cruise to win

PARIS — The start could have, well, started better for the Champaign Central boys' basketball team.

But the top-seeded Maroons overcame a sluggish first quarter to post a convincing 70-40 win against Olney on Tuesday night in a Class 3A Paris Regional semifinal game.