'Everyone told me that when it's time, you will know'

More than 46 years ago, Alice Marie Jacobs responded to a "blind" ad for a secretarial position in a Battle Creek, Mich., newspaper.

Area update: Tuscola schools get tech boost

TUSCOLA — When students return to Tuscola schools next month, they'll have access to $7,586 worth of new technology, courtesy of the Douglas County Rotaract Club and the Tuscola Rotary Club.

Rotaract member Carly McCrory said the two clubs, in conjunction with the Marilyn Davidson Technology Fund and Rotary District 6490, raised that much for a laundry list of items that includes:

Facilities vote decision due by Aug. 15

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school board has set a deadline for deciding if it will ask residents to approve a facilities referendum this fall and how much it will ask for.

Mark your calendars for Aug. 15 — less than three months before the next election.

Champaign school board to vote on 10th property option

CHAMPAIGN — If a new contract is approved by the school board tonight, the Champaign school district will have the sole right to buy 10 different properties surrounding Central High School.

UI chancellor job isn't for just anyone

The next University of Illinois chancellor could be named this week, whether it's Barbara Wilson — the interim who has acted as anything but — or someone else.

With candidate interviews held earlier this month in Chicago, trustees could act on the new chancellor at their regular business meeting Thursday in Urbana.

Survey shows university admin pay on the rise

Compensation for public university presidents continues to climb, with five executives earning more than $1 million in the 2014-15 academic year, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Pay for public university presidents or chancellors rose 4.3 percent in fiscal 2015, with the median now up to $431,000, based on the group's annual survey.

Revolutionary act

Over the three preceding summers, Urbana High School drama director Tim Broeker went to New York to attend the Broadway Teachers Workshop.

He thought about not going this year — until he discovered that among the four shows workshop participants would see was "Hamilton," the hottest ticket in town.

Even with freeze, UI will keep 2nd place among Big Ten public universities for tuition, fees

With another tuition freeze on tap for the coming school year and beyond, how does the University of Illinois stack up to its Big Ten peers on costs?

For the academic year just ended, Illinois again had the second-highest tuition and fees combined among public universities.

Council to consider changes to accommodate Central renovation

CHAMPAIGN — The closure of multiple streets, a pedestrian bridge and possible zoning variances — all items that need to be done for a renovated Central High School to become a reality, but none that can be completed without approval from the Champaign City Council.