URBANA — Since Krannert Center opened nearly 50 years ago, some of the world's most famous classical musicians have performed on its Foellinger Great Hall stage.
Recently, 22 fifth-graders from Yankee Ridge in Urbana took the world-renowned stage to sing the introductory song to "Into the Woods."
TOLONO — Sarah White still remembers the time that Annie Daly loaned her a pair of running spikes that were three sizes too small.
"I never ran so hard in my life because I couldn't wait to get them off," the Unity High School track team member said with a smile.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than a dozen students suffered minor injuries after a stage packed with dancing and clapping youths collapsed during a musical performance at a central Indiana high school, authorities said Friday.
CHAMPAIGN — Vice President Joe Biden was not the only second-in-command politician to visit Champaign on Thursday.
After receiving copious letters from Barkstall Elementary School teacher Teresa Ellis' third-grade class requesting a visit, state Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti decided to drop by the school this week.
NEW YORK (AP) — As Shakespeare would say, "We have seen better days."
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni has found that less than 8 percent of the nation's top universities require English majors to take a course focused on Shakespeare.
URBANA — April has been a busy month on campus ever since the days of Vietnam War protests and Hash Wednesday celebrations.
Throw in a 20,000-person marathon, a Big Ten tennis tournament and a visit from the vice president all at once, and you're talking crazy town.
SPRINGFIELD — A state policy that calls for the suspension and revocation of professional licenses when the license holder's student loans go unpaid would be reversed under legislation sponsored by state Sen. Scott Bennett, D-Champaign.
DANVILLE — Danville Education Association members today are working under an extended contract that provides an overall average 3 percent raise to its members.
The Danville school board on Wednesday approved extending the current agreement by one year, making it effective through June 30, 2016.
DANVILLE — Come July 1, Eliza Brooks will be known as the principal of Mark Denman Elementary School.
The Danville school board on Wednesday voted unanimously to rename East Park Elementary for the superintendent, who is retiring on June 30 after 40 years with the district.
A 1971 Danville High alumnus, Denman taught for eight years at East Park, then a junior high school.
DANVILLE — Some students may already be thinking about their summer-vacation plans and sleeping in late, but the school year isn't over yet.
On Friday, schools officials plan to give Danville High School sophomores and seniors some extra support and encouragement to get them through the last nine weeks, and they're looking for the community's help to do that.