DANVILLE — Danville schools officials said they're addressing an incident at Danville High this week, in which a student displayed threatening behavior toward a teacher and other staff trying to defuse the situation.
If audience members feel a little claustrophobic while watching Rantoul High's production of "Macbeth" this week, the cast and crew have done their job.
Late last week, the state Board of Education released its 2014-15 "report cards" for public schools in Illinois. For comparison's sake, we took a deeper dive into the data:
Central Illinois large districts with the highest percentage of juniors who scored 21 or better on the ACT:
CHAMPAIGN — For a time, it looked like last month would rank as one of the driest Octobers in local weather history.
But a precipitation rebound in the last five days of the month — with a total of 1.2 inches of rain — gave Champaign-Urbana 1.24 inches for the month, and a ranking of only the 20th driest October in 127 years.
URBANA — The University of Illinois has signed a 10-year research affiliation agreement with Carle Health System designed to spur new biomedical advances at the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine — and outline who profits from them.
SPRINGFIELD — Students at Mahomet-Seymour High School are the most "college-ready" in the area, according to data from the 2014-15 State Report Card, released Friday.
GIBSON CITY — Gibson City this week became only the third U.S. community to adopt a resolution in support of its police department, according to Chief Steve Cushman.
The resolution acknowledges a surge in violence against police and urges continued support of the department, including programs that fund protective equipment for officers.
Over two months into the school year, not only are 90 percent of Lori Bullock's fifth graders at Cerro Gordo Elementary passing their tests, they're a little more physically fit, too.
The University of Illinois appears to be moving closer to a settlement with Steven Salaita, who sued the university after losing his job because of his controversial tweets.
UI trustees discussed the case with administrators at a closed-door meeting last week, The News-Gazette has learned.