DANVILLE — Before graduating from Danville High School, Luke Robinson went looking for a college that would give him that same small community feeling he had grown to love during a childhood in Vermilion County.
CHAMPAIGN — Thousands of people marched in Champaign and 600 other cities around the world on Earth Day in support of science as a "pillar of human freedom and prosperity."
Now they're turning that energy into concrete action, starting locally with a science activities fair today for kids and adults at the Champaign Public Library.
SPRINGFIELD — John Bambenek has a new higher education appointment from Gov. Bruce Rauner — this time to the Illinois Community College Board.
CHAMPAIGN — Centennial High School seniors Nellie Haug and Grant Thurman were in second grade on that awful April day in 2007 when 32 people, including Austin Cloyd, were killed in a shooting at Virginia Tech.
Haug and Thurman didn't know Miss Cloyd, a Centennial graduate, and they don't remember a whole lot about that day.
"That was so long ago," Thurman said.
CHARLESTON — One of the most valuable lessons soon-to-be high school chemistry teacher Nathan Gayheart learned at college didn't come from a textbook, lecture or chemistry experiment.
It came from almost failing a class.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Don't toss the grammar-school composition paper yet.
The Illinois House approved legislation 67-48 Wednesday requiring elementary and high schools to teach cursive writing.
NORMAL (AP) — Illinois State University is establishing a new academy to help youths in foster care prepare for and graduate from college.
What: The Asian American Cultural Center celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with this annual family-friendly festival showcasing a variety of Asian cultures through food, art, performances and activities.
When: 1 to 4 p.m. April 29.
CHAMPAIGN — Without fanfare or controversy, Rochelle Harden made history Wednesday night when she was sworn in as the first black person on the Parkland College Board of Trustees in its 50 years — and the first board member who also is an active faculty member.
BOURBONNAIS — Daneli Rabanalez Hernandez grew up with a deep love for music and found her niche at college working for a contemporary Christian radio network.
And she knows there's something more important going on during her evening programs on Shine.FM than just her behind a microphone.
"It's a ministry that God is using me for," she said.