Career program for high schoolers on way

No need to wait for college: Career certificates in nursing, automotive repair and other specialized fields will soon be an option for area students before they leave high school.

The stage is (almost) set for Parkland's new black-box theater

CHAMPAIGN — After Parkland Theatre guest director Tom Mitchell discovered the black-box theater where he was to mount a play wouldn't be open on time, he immediately came up with a way to do the play in the round on the Parkland Theatre main stage.

Here's where Champaign school vote won, lost

Any questions? Send 'em to our Tom Kacich here and he'll provide an answer

Voters in Savoy, southwest Champaign and some central city neighborhoods combined to defeat the $149 million school construction bond issue for Champaign schools.

Unit 4 open to including Dr. Howard in next referendum try

The Champaign Unit 4 School District Superintendent said she's open to adding Dr. Howard Elementary School to the district's bond referendum whenever it goes back on the ballot.

Judy Weigand made the comments after the district's referendum for a new Central High School and a renovated Centennial High School failed at the polls on Tuesday night.

After loss, board to explore tweaks

A new Central High School will have to wait, at least until next April — and possibly longer.

Where do Sages go from here?

MONTICELLO — A $40 million bond referendum proposal was voted down by Monticello school district voters Tuesday, which will prompt the school district to discuss whether to try again or go with a remodel of the current facility.

Catlin, Jamaica approve consolidation

It's the final year of the Catlin and Jamaica school districts.

Voters on Tuesday approved consolidating the two small, rural Vermilion County districts by a 1,334 to 984 vote.

Now the new Salt Fork school district will take effect on July 1.

Heritage board rejects hosting meeting on mine

BROADLANDS — The Heritage school board turned down a request by the Illinois Department Natural Resources to hold a meeting regarding the proposed Bulldog Coal mine at Homer Elementary School.

If a new school is built in Champaign ...

If voters say yes to a new Champaign Central High School today, here's the current plan under consideration by Unit 4 for re-using Central:

Phase 1

— Move district administrative offices from Mellon Administrative Center, 703 S. New St., C, into Central's Seely Hall area.

UI trustees want more information on potential med school at Urbana

URBANA — Two competing proposals to bridge engineering and medicine at the University of Illinois were reviewed by a committee of UI trustees Tuesday, and one thing was clear: they want more information.