Parkland tuition, fees to stay flat for first time in 26 years

CHAMPAIGN — For the first time in 26 years, Parkland College students won't be paying more in tuition and fees next year.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 22-March 1, 2018


This weekend


What: Sponsored by The STM Art Club and Art Department and Culver's Restaurant to raise funds to support The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen. Theme is fairytales. In addition to a fine meal and a unique handmade bowl to remind them of their gift to the needy, there will be music, drama, and dance performances.

Unit 4 to be asked to create black-focused charter school on north side

CHAMPAIGN — A six-year decline in academic achievement for black Unit 4 students in grades 3-8 has some community members poised to ask the district to create a charter school on Champaign's north end.

Group revises 'Paint the Hall Chief' post after complaint from UI

CHAMPAIGN — A contested logo used to advertise tonight's "Paint the Hall Chief" event at the Illini basketball game has been changed following allegations of trademark infringement.

The group that originally promoted the event on Facebook — Students for Chief Illiniwek — posted a revised notice after being contacted by the UI.

Office Hours with Aldo: Nadya Mason (w/ video)

On Thursdays throughout the semester, staff writer Adalberto Toledo will book an appointment with a UI professor. Today: physics Professor NADYA MASON, director of the new Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.

Mason can levitate things with her mind. Well, kind of.

Florida shooting survivors in capital to demand action on guns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepared to flood the Capitol Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change laws before their legislative session ends.

Opponents asking authorities to stop 'Paint the Hall Chief'

CHAMPAIGN — Opponents of Chief Illiniwek are calling on state and federal authorities to stop a planned "Paint the Hall Chief" event Thursday night in Champaign.

Teacher of the Week: Chris Antonsen

CHRIS ANTONSEN has been many things — college professor, web developer, scout leader, dad, grant writer and these days, language-arts teacher at Champaign's Countryside School.

But there's another title he gets questions about. As in: What exactly is a folklorist?

Urbana High principal tells board of effort to improve learning, behavior

URBANA — The teachers and staff at Urbana High School have launched an effort to improve student performance both academically and behaviorally.

Principal Matthew Stark outlined the work being done and progress made in these areas to the Urbana school board on Tuesday night.

DACC board weighing $5-per-credit-hour tuition increase

DANVILLE — Students could be paying a little more to attend Danville Area Community College next fall.

Trustees on Thursday will discuss whether to approve a $5-per-credit-hour increase for the upcoming year. The proposal will be voted on in March.