Examining Unit 4 referendum: Edison cafeteria

Every Monday between now and Nov. 8, staff writer NICOLE LAFOND will spotlight one piece of Champaign's six-school, $183.4 million referendum that will be put before voters Nov. 8.

FIRST UP: The crammed cafeteria at Edison Middle School

Tom's #Mailbag, Sept. 9, 2016

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Just 1 Question, Sept. 8, 2016

When LISA FERGUSON's first-grade class released "S'mores," the monarch butterfly, outside to begin her trip to Mexico last week, the kids knew they weren't sending her off into the great unknown.

Champaign council meets new school resource officers


CHAMPAIGN — Two Champaign police officers have gone back to school.

UI trustees to act on resolution thanking Wilson, approval of hires

URBANA — Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson will get a send-off from University of Illinois trustees before stepping down later this month.

The board will consider a resolution Thursday expressing its "deepest gratitude" to Wilson for "sharing your talents and leadership at such a pivotal time" in the university's history.

UI puts Indian office on back burner while re-evaluating strategy

URBANA — A year ago, with a foothold in China, the University of Illinois was gearing up to open an office in India to strengthen business and academic relationships there.

Then the state budget crisis hit and the effort was put on hold, though the UI still pays a representative there.

John Roska: Expenses for grade, high school are not tax-deductible

Q: I'd like to deduct for private school tuition and school supplies. Are any school expenses for elementary or high school students tax-deductible?

A: No. Parents can't deduct any educational expenses incurred for grade or high school. Only teachers can take a small tax deduction for school supplies they pay for themselves.

New partnership to benefit DACC nursing students

DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College nursing students can earn both their associate and bachelor's degrees in three years without having to leave Danville.

Tom's #Mailbag, Sept. 2, 2016

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Special guests: Marching Illini to play alongside Tiger brethren tonight

Hundreds of extra orange-clad fans will file into Urbana's football stadium tonight for the Tigers' home opener against Centennial, and they'll be loud. In fact, they'll be many decibels louder than the noisiest fans in attendance.