CHARLESTON — Gathered on the campus library Quad on a chilly, late Friday afternoon, about 2,000 people rallied to press Gov. Bruce Rauner and state legislators to pass a higher education budget and keep their university open.
Because of a political standoff, no public colleges or universities in Illinois have received any state funding since the fiscal year began July 1.
GIBSON CITY — The council's street and alley committee discussed adding several stop signs to Gibson City intersections.
Under consideration are intersections at 12th and Melvin, Wood and Guthrie, 11th and Melvin, Wood and Guthrie, 6th and Guthrie, 5th and Melvin and 5th and State.
URBANA — More than 37,000 students applied to the University of Illinois' flagship campus this year — a new record — and about 22,000 of them will be very happy later today.
Today is Decision Day, when applicants learn whether they've been admitted to the Urbana-Champaign campus.
URBANA — As 38,000 freshman applicants to the University of Illinois head online Friday to find out whether they've been accepted, a doctoral student there has advice for those who get good news.
TODAY'S ONLINE QUESTION: Is there a reason that the old C.S. Johnson Co. property south of Springfield Avenue has not been considered for a new Central High? That property is big enough for the school, and they wouldn't have to build a new stadium because the existing stadium is only a block away.
SIDNEY — An incident in which a dog was seriously injured in a Jan. 15 attack by two other dogs on Byron Street has officials considering enacting a dangerous animal ordinance.
Mahomet-Seymour Junior High students enrolled in Nicole Kelly and Tom Murdoch's enrichment art course have spent the past several months learning about how their doodles could one day translate into jobs.
And as a reward, their work now hangs in a professional art gallery.
CHARLESTON — Upset about the state budget impasse that threatens the future operation of Eastern Illinois University, Kate Klipp invited a group of people to her Charleston home to see what they could do.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is seeing record enrollment this spring, while numbers are down or holding steady at community colleges in the Metro East region.
URBANA — After absorbing budget cuts this year of $20 million or more, University of Illinois academic departments are drawing up plans for more cost-cutting in 2016-17.