Champaign polling residents on high school site

CHAMPAIGN — If you're a registered voter living in the Champaign school district, you might be getting a call today asking which site you prefer for the new Central High School.

Send us your question about Central - past, present or future - by clicking here

UI committee told confidentiality important in president search

A presidential search committee convened its first session in public Monday but one of the key messages was "confidentiality."

The 19 members of a search committee charged with finding a successor to UI President Bob Easter were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement and take other measures to ensure no candidates' names are leaked.

Kirk gives Gifford class flag from Capitol

GIFFORD — Eighth-grade students from Gifford Grade School were presented with a special American flag during their recent class trip to Washington D.C.

Wise: 'We're going slowly' on UI-Carle idea

URBANA — University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise said she is seeking input from the members of the local community and the Chicago campus — critics included — on a proposal to establish an independent medical school in Champaign-Urbana.

Champaign's Taylor picks up national honor tonight

NEW YORK — Laura Taylor will get the full red carpet treatment when she arrives at a midtown Manhattan ballroom this evening for an event in her honor.

In a ritzy ceremony at Gotham Hall, Champaign Schools' assistant superintendent will be honored as national Educator of the Year at the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network's Respect Awards.

Top of the Morning, May 19, 2014: From the archives

Sometimes I run out of ideas for what photos to pull from our archives and post on Mondays.

That happened this week.

Fortunately, our library is pretty well-stocked and so I could just poke around for ideas in the files.

And I decided to have a little fun based on one folder in particular.

Class of '14: Austin Lin



Chicago product has the best seat in the house

A couple of things to include on your resume for that White House job: theater major and computer science expert.

Class of '14: HIllary Veitch



Mahomet globetrotter bound for South Korea

Some people wait years, even decades, before landing their dream job.

Not Hillary Veitch.

Class of '14: Jesse Cler



Trustee, President, King ... BMOC

Jesse Cler, 23, just graduated from Southern Illinois University and already has a job, but maybe he can rest for a few days.

The Armstrong High School product's typical college day was probably not like yours at all.

Class of '14: Lauren Henry



From Monticello to the Museum of Modern Art

Lauren Henry's favorite part of The Field Museum in Chicago isn't the public exhibits but the storage areas.

Specifically, the oversized storage area with all the artifacts that can't fit in a drawer.

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