It's Your Business: Project a chance for cyclists to share rides

Editor's note:  Get more business development news Monday at 7:40 a.m. on WDWS as the morning show crew visits with Champaign's Planning & Development Director Bruce Knight.


Free classes to teach real home cooking

CHAMPAIGN — When Julie Munoz-Najar hears some younger people talking about a home-cooked meal, they're often talking about a meal their grandma made.

Cooking a healthy meal at home on a budget has gradually become a lost skill, says Munoz-Najar, an educator with the University of Illinois Extension's Expanded Food and Nutrition Program.

Danville school parents find some uniform clothes in short supply

DANVILLE — Kim Dandridge thought shopping for back-to-school clothes for her children would be a breeze this year.

After all, how hard could finding a few solid-colored polo shirts and pairs of khaki slacks be?

Impact study will look past Central issue

UI professor who is helping with project is doing it for free

A study examining the long-term impact of a new high school on the community at large might come too late to affect the Central High School site, but its authors are hopeful the upcoming report can inform future decisions.

MTD: Bus cost could double with Interstate Drive school site

CHAMPAIGN — A new Central High School on the northern edge of Champaign could double the cost of transporting students on city buses and require several million dollars worth of new vehicles, according to preliminary calculations by the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District.

Monticello board to decide on 2 ballot questions

MONTICELLO — After nearly three years of research, the school board will decide Aug. 14 whether to ask voters to help fund construction of a new high school.

Also being considered for the same Nov. 4 ballot is a 1 percent countywide school facilities sales tax that could generate about $400,000 per year for Monticello.

RTHS board approves teachers' pay increases

RANTOUL — Rantoul Township High School teachers, administrators and non-certified staff will receive average pay raises of 3 percent a year during the next three years.

The teacher pay hikes were approved following negotiations with the RTHS Education Association and school board representatives. The current agreement with teachers is due to expire this month.

Prairiview-Ogden board OKs budget

ROYAL — The Prairieview-Ogden school board approved a tentative fiscal 2015 budget that is $112,163 in the black.

The $2.214 million budget includes anticipated expenditures of $1,808,500 and anticipated revenue of $1,813,000 in the education fund; $241,900 and $316,950 in the operations and maintenance fund; and $163,900 and $196,513 in the transportation fund.

Back to school means back-to-school physicals, too

CHAMPAIGN — The new notebooks and pencils are probably on the list, but don't forget the back-to-school health requirements.

Kids in some grades must have a physical or dental exam for the new school year, and there are also some new vaccine requirements to meet.

Area students named to ISU Dean's List

Illinois State University has announced the following area students were named to the Dean's List for the Spring Semester.

Allerton: Blake Bodine

Argenta: Jacob Petrie

Arthur: Taylor Birch

Bismarck: Lauren Hous

Bondville: Nicholas Johnson

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