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.

Student literary conference comes to DACC

DANVILLE — When Ryan Stone took a group of Danville Area Community College students to an inaugural student literary magazine conference a few years ago, he was eager to get involved.

School officials plan to pitch co-op in Springfield

Some Vermilion County schools officials are heading to Springfield next week in an effort to help districts that are interested in forming a cooperative high school to gain access to state grant funding for new school construction projects.

Reported abduction attempt in Oakwood turns out to be false alarm

OAKWOOD - Parents and guardians of Oakwood Grade School students were notified Friday morning through the school's emergency alert system about a possible abduction attempt that turned out to be a false alarm, according to law enforcement officials.

Norris will follow Culver to E. St. Louis

CHAMPAIGN — The deputy superintendent of Champaign schools is joining her former boss in the East St. Louis school district, leaving two high-level vacancies behind in Unit 4.

What local school districts are owed

The following shows the total amount owed by the state to each school district on one day in September. The data comes from a database of vouchers in the state comptroller's office on Sept. 8 that were approved and waiting for checks to be issued.

Champaign County

Fisher: $161,482

Mahomet-Seymour:  $783,348

Backlog has schools scrambling to figure out how to transport their students

Summer school can be a critical time for some students to catch up in the classroom, but the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district couldn't provide that opportunity for its kindergarten to eighth-grade students last summer partly because it couldn't afford to run buses to get students to the schools.

Oakwood teacher union displeased over search for superintendent

OAKWOOD — Teachers are voicing their concerns about the Oakwood school board's search for a new superintendent.

Among their chief concerns: being left out of the search process and one finalist's level of experience, said Wesley Miller, president of the Oakwood Unit 76 Education Association.