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.
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CHICAGO — College affordability, diversity and inclusion. The university's role in economic development. Thinking globally. Helping the state of Illinois address workforce challenges. Collaborating among campuses and other institutions to address educational issues such as the achievement gap.
And that's just part of the list.
CHAMPAIGN — School officials say they will likely move forward with plans to build a new Central High School on the northern edge of Champaign, now that Dodds Park is definitively not an option.
URBANA — Plans to operate a new University of Illinois medical school under a public-private partnership model have been set aside, and a new governance structure for the engineering-focused college is now being considered.
CHAMPAIGN — The price tag for the massive renovation of State Farm Center is about to get even bigger.
The $165 million budget could bump up to almost $170 million pending approval from the UI Board of Trustees.
The board meets Thursday in Chicago to consider the request for a budget increase and several other proposals, including a raise for basketball coach John Groce.
Eastern Illinois University
The following area students were named to the dean's list at Eastern Illinois University for the spring semester.
Argenta: Jaelen Myers
Arthur: Alanna Dukeman
Atwood: Nicholas Appleby, Shlby Helfrich
Broadlands: Kirsten Place
Catlin: Ryan Isenhower, Brandon Spencer
Lake Land awards
CHAMPAIGN — An incoming University of Illinois professor has drawn the ire of a conservative website after posting angry commentary on Twitter about Israel's ground invasion of the Gaza Strip in recent days.
CHICAGO — Former business dean and presidential adviser Avijit Ghosh has been named CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital.