Leadership academy lands grant for $1.35 million

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois State Board of Education has awarded the TAP In Leadership Academy, currently at Edison Middle School, a $1.35 million, three-year grant.

Unit 4 official joining Culver at East St. Louis schools

CHAMPAIGN — An assistant superintendent of Champaign schools will join former Superintendent Arthur Culver and soon-to-be-former Deputy Superintendent Dorland Norris in the East St. Louis school district.

Danville school board to get proposal for planning future

DANVILLE — Danville school board members this week hope to move forward with finalizing a long-term strategic plan for the district.

Oakwood board may vote on new schools chief

OAKWOOD — Oakwood school board members could vote on whether to appoint the district's next superintendent this week.

The board already had scheduled a special meeting to work on rewriting district policy at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Oakwood Grade School, 408 S. Scott St. Afterward, it will go into closed session to discuss personnel.

Jackson Street public meeting

A public meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday on improvements to Jackson Street, at the American Legion on Jackson Street, and the city hopes all interested residents in the city will attend.

UI faculty still concerned over governance

URBANA — More than two years after the public revelation of Category I, a state investigation into admissions practices at the University of Illinois and the eventual resignations of university officials and trustees, the admissions scandal and its after-effects still linger on campus.

Alternative Halloween events planned for kids in Champaign

     After recent reports of attempted child abductions in Champaign, Unit 4 school officials have reviewed what they could offer students on Halloween next week.

     Champaign and Urbana Police have investigated as many as eleven attempted child abductions in September and October.

Gilman man accused of hitting Ford County man with truck

STELLE — A rural Gilman man has been charged with two felonies in connection with a hit-and-run incident last week that left a Ford County man hospitalized with several life-threatening injuries.

Vote possible on awarding bids for DACC project

DANVILLE — Nearly five months after Danville Area Community College officials launched a long-awaited project to renovate and expand the Mary Miller Center, trustees could vote on whether to award construction bids for the second phase of the project.

Urbana school officials will talk to union Tuesday

URBANA — The Urbana school board and representatives from the union that represents district employees will get together Tuesday night for a discussion on facilities, programs, projects and technology.

The roundtable discussion will be part of a meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Room 2141 of Urbana High School, 1002 S. Race St.