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Burnham Mansion's new home would be one block to east

CHAMPAIGN — The Burnham Mansion will be spared, after all.

Christopher Enck, the Winnetka preservationist who planned to relocate the historic house, emailed Unit 4 officials Monday evening to confirm that he'd secured a new home for the mansion.

Geneticist, mathematician conducting summer camps for Danville students

DANVILLE — Some Danville schools students will get hands-on science lessons from a leading geneticist whose company has helped more than 500,000 African-Americans trace their roots to their country of origin.

Superintendent Alicia Geddis said Rick Kittles, co-founder and scientific director of African Ancestry Inc., will put on a weeklong summer camp for boys the week of July 23.

The latest: Student wants adult charges in Indiana shooting

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a court appearance by a 13-year-old boy accused of shooting a teacher and classmate at an Indiana school (all times local):

11:10 a.m.

A friend of the 13-year-old girl badly wounded at a suburban Indianapolis middle school says she wishes the accused shooter could face criminal charges in adult court.

Wired In: Gabriel James Price

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet GABRIEL JAMES PRICE, a University of Illinois Ph.D.

Centennial grad crowned Miss Illinois 2018

MARION — For the second consecutive year, an East Central Illinois native will represent Illinois in the Miss America competition.

Champaign native Grace Khachaturian was crowned Miss Illinois 2018 on Saturday night and will represent the state at the national competition in September — the first not to have a swimsuit portion, as announced this week.

Burnham buyer misses deadline to inform school board of new location

CHAMPAIGN — The Winnetka preservationist who plans to relocate the Burnham Mansion missed his second Friday deadline to tell the Champaign school district where it would go.

Heat-of-moment decision: UI geology prof gets firsthand look at Hawaiian volcano

It's an old saying in Professor Stephen Marshak's field — to be a better geologist, you need to do more geology.

Parkland College site added to free summer-lunch program

CHAMPAIGN — Add Parkland College to this year's list of free summer-lunch sites in C-U.

Central grad, 3 Uni grads earn National Merit Scholarships

CHAMPAIGN — A recent Champaign Central graduate is trading in his Illinois roots in hopes of broadening his cultural experience while attending college in Texas — and he'll be doing it as a National Merit Scholar.

"I've grown up all 18 years in Champaign," said Matthew Caughey. "I figured it would be a nice change of pace."

John Frayne | Harp concert is plucky finish to UI's semester

For the past several years, one of the features of concert-going after the University of Illinois semester ends is the annual Illinois Harp Class, organized by Professor Ann Yeung.

The harp is one of my favorite instruments, and I usually find the concert associated with the Harp Class unalloyed pleasures.