Miniature golf helps students figure the angles in Danville

DANVILLE – Danville High School students Brenisha Randle and Derrae Parker have never really liked math.

But a project in their algebra class is changing their mind.

For the past two weeks, the 27 students in the class have been designing and creating a nine-hole miniature golf course. They played the course on Wednesday.

Pretty good predictions on tablet computing from UI scientists - except timing

Before the University of Illinois invented the web browser, a team of UI researchers "invented" – in theory – a tablet computer with most of the features of Apple's iPad.

The year was 1988. The web browser, Mosaic, came five years later.

Vermilion County programs for kids being closed, others cut, over state funding

DANVILLE — Project Success Executive Director Alice Kirby and directors from host sites for Teen REACH programs in Vermilion County have announced that two sites will close at the end of May and that two others will reduce staff and hours for programs due to lack of state funding.

Documentary on Hoopeston's Lorraine Theatre ready for viewing

HOOPESTON – For the past school year, a handful of Hoopeston Area High School students has been creating a documentary on the historic Lorraine Theatre.

They will premiere their work at the theater, 324 E. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. on May 26.

Group in Urbana meets with school board members to talk about space concerns

URBANA – When Paul Poulosky moved his family from Champaign to Urbana, they chose a home within walking distance of Yankee Ridge Elementary School.

"It was big attraction for us to move to Urbana, with neighborhood schools," Poulosky said. "We've gotten to know our neighbors a lot better because of the activities in the school."

UI Graduation - Class of 2010

The University of Illinois' one hundred thirty-ninth Commencement in Champaign on Sunday May 16, 2010.

New Parkland grads: Community college the right course

CHAMPAIGN – Facing their graduation from Parkland College with optimism, Erica Heller and Sam Wells have advice for high school graduates:

Try the community college route. It has served them both very well, though both have had challenges in their young lives.

Champaign's Westview teachers make school 'No Phone Zone'

CHAMPAIGN – Teachers are making Westview Elementary School a "No Phone Zone" school.

It's already illegal to talk on a cell phone in a school zone, and to text while driving anywhere in the state. But some Westview teachers have pledged to limit, or eliminate, their cell phone use any time while driving.

Friday is the day for attempt at record in Danville

The North Ridge Middle School Future Problem Solvers' attempt to break a world record for the most simultaneous Mentos and soda pop geyser explosions has been rescheduled for Friday.

The event will be held in the field next to Neuhoff Broadcasting, 1500 N. Washington St., Danville.

The gate will open at noon, and the launch will take place at 1:15 p.m.

Police will be stationed at Mahomet-Seymour schools in wake of threats

MAHOMET – Police will be at each of the Mahomet-Seymour school district buildings at least for the rest of the week, after a bomb and firearms threat canceled classes on Wednesday.