School meal prices may be increased at PBL

PAXTON — On Wednesday, the PBL school board may approve raising the price of school breakfast and lunch by a nickel per meal.

Meade Park school repairs up for vote

DANVILLE — Danville schools officials hope to finally move forward on a much-needed project to replace Meade Park Elementary School's heating and ventilation system and roof.

SJ-O gym floor to be resealed

ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph-Ogden High School gym will be getting a new look this summer.

The school board signed off on a $21,480 project to have the floor resealed and repainted by Allred's Floor Service Company.

Fisher board members choose new president

FISHER — Though there are no new members, the Fisher school board reorganized and selected a new president, Leonard Delaney. He replaces Lesa Lammle, who long held that role. Mike Rice will continue as vice president and Janice Douglas as secretary.

School board OKs leasing land to United Way

CHAMPAIGN — It may never be home to a new high school, as originally planned, but 40 acres of fertile farmland the Champaign school district paid $1.6 million for will soon see some activity — growing soybeans.

Faces of '15: Tuscola native using nursing degree to help near home

Some young people dream of the day they can leave their hometown and go out into the world and make their mark.

Katie Haake isn't among them.

Urbana High Class of 1970 sets reunion for July 17-19

The Urbana High School Class of 1970 is planning a reunion for the weekend of July 17-19.

Class members will meet at 5 p.m. July 17 at the west end of Lincoln Square for appetizers and a bar crawl in downtown Urbana. Participants will vote for best appetizer. Organizers say there are about 12 restaurants and four bars within walking distance.

Top of the morning, May 11, 2015

I attended the 1976 University of Illinois commencement fraudulently.

But apparently, I got away with it. I have my diploma; I'm not returning it.

Here's what happened:

My grandmother died in May 1976.

Faces of '15: High stakes, high rewards

FACES OF '15: Over the next two weeks, we'll introduce you to area natives who have achieved big things on their road to commencement.

BTW kids turn pennies into thousands of dollars

CHAMPAIGN — "We're Nepal helpers now."

After being deemed "ambassadors" by the Mahomet Rotary Club, Booker T. Washington kindergartners Skylar Buchanan and Micah Jones were ecstatic to chat about their new distinction. Showing off their new ambassador pins, the pair said they couldn't wait to send their help to the kids of Nepal.

A whole $4,000 worth of help, that is.