URBANA — The U.S. is not as well prepared to deal with illness spread by insects as most people may think.
That's what a $10 million grant spread over five Midwestern universities, including the University of Illinois, is all about, said a researcher who will be leading work on vector-borne illness at the UI over the next five years.
URBANA — The Cunningham Children's Home will open the doors to a new $14 million school in the fall of 2018.
MONTICELLO — Longtime Monticello High School Principal Tip Reedy has been hired as superintendent of the Williamsville school district.
His boss will follow him out the door — but not for another four years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to decide. Transgender rights advocates, meanwhile, are vowing to overcome a major setback.
The kids at Kenwood Elementary want to teach you how to code.
CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College trustees Wednesday night approved a 4.46 percent increase in tuition and fees for classes beginning this summer.
With the increase, base tuition and fees for most in-district students at the community college in Champaign will rise from $157 to $164 per credit hour. Ten years ago, the comparable cost was $82 per credit hour.
URBANA — Nearly one-fifth of all undergraduate courses at the University of Illinois are taught primarily by a teaching assistant, one of the highest percentages in the country in a new ranking by U.S. News & World Report.
However, the percentage has been on the decline for a decade, according to UI data.
CHAMPAIGN — One of the largest agriculture companies in the world is opening a digital innovation lab at the University of Illinois Research Park.
Switzerland-based Syngenta announced the lab Thursday, with hopes to open it by this summer. It has already leased the 1,600-square-foot space.
On her 46th birthday, Holy Cross School Principal CHRIS ELLIS wandered into the gym, where someone tossed her a basketball and yelled "Shoot!"
"Most of my basketball experience consists of dorm room laundry hoops, paper wads in wastebaskets and my kids' Little Tykes hoop," she admitted. "It was a once-in-a-lifetime shot."
URBANA — There will likely not be a school board vote on the proposed demotion of Dr. Jennifer Ivory-Tatum from Urbana's deputy superintendent to an elementary school principal, according to Superintendent Don Owen.