Ridge Farm Elementary roof is biggest building project for district

GEORGETOWN – School officials discussed their infrastructure needs on Monday and said the roof over Ridge Farm Elementary School is the district's biggest upcoming building project.

DACC trustees may give soccer the boot

DANVILLE – Nearly two years after eliminating Danville Area Community College's track program, college trustees on Tuesday will consider whether to suspend another athletic program.

Program helps students catch up academically

RANTOUL – Rantoul Township High School senior Steve Moffett will graduate on time.

Moffett, 18, a resident of Rantoul since 2004 and RTHS student since 2007, earned only six class credit hours in his freshman and sophomore year when he needed 28 1/2 credits to graduate.

Sarah "Sally" McFarland Carillon and Carillon Legacy Gardens dedication 2010

Guests of the  Sarah "Sally" McFarland Carillon and Carillon Legacy Gardens dedication gather at the site  on the south quad in Urbana, Ill on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010. 

Lakeview nursing students seek bone marrow donor registrants

DANVILLE – Lakeview College of Nursing students want to fire people up about saving lives through bone marrow donations.

New dorm's namesake, Nugent 'never expected anything this wonderful'

CHAMPAIGN – Timothy Nugent was all about rolling back barriers in the 1940s, when conventional wisdom held that people with physical disabilities couldn't possibly live "normal" lives.

More than a half-century later, standing inside the new accessible University of Illinois residence hall named in his honor, Nugent marveled at how far the world has come.

Danville High hosts showcase on energy savings

DANVILLE – This year, Danville High School GLOBAL House students have been learning about renewable-energy sources with the help of a six-panel solar array that was installed on the school.

Prairieview-Ogden to seek proposals for turbine contract

ROYAL – The Prairieview-Ogden school board will solicit proposals for an energy performance contract for a 100-kilowatt wind turbine at Prairieview South Elementary School in Ogden.

The wind turbine would make the school building a self-sufficient electricity user.

Heritage finishes survey that shows need for repairs

BROADLANDS – Heritage School district will be making some repairs.

Superintendent Allen Hall told the school board Wednesday that the district had recently completed its 10-year life safety survey.

"A lot of things need to be done," he said. "But sales tax money can be used."

Greenhouse to be finished in January at Unity High

TOLONO – A new greenhouse at Unity High School is expected to be done in January.

Unit 7 school board members Wednesday accepted a low bid of $133,248 from Danville's International Greenhouse Co. A total of 13 contractors picked up specifications for the 82-by-21 polycarbonate greenhouse, but only two firms submitted bids.