Runners raising money for organizations

In addition to the charities listed on the online registration form for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, several others are using the race to raise money by having runners collect pledges for the organizations.

Race offers opportunity to root for runners, help worthy causes

Want to make sure your runner knows he or she has your support during the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon?

Grab a "Cheer Sign," add the runner's name and decorate it however you want. Then hold it up as he or she runs past and yell really loud.

Freshman set to serve as DACC trustee

DANVILLE -- Before John Spezia takes his seat on the Danville Area Community College Board of Trustees, another newly elected trustee will be seated.

Hayley Lockwood, 18, of Catlin won the student trustee seat after running unopposed in a campuswide election on April 12 and 13.

Tuition hike tops DACC trustees' agenda

DANVILLE -- Starting this summer, people may have to dig a little deeper in their pockets to attend Danville Area Community College.

Administrators are proposing a tuition hike to help offset projected losses in state funding and property tax revenue in the 2012 fiscal year.

Danville launches academy for teachers to help colleagues

DANVILLE -- Suzi Wagner and MaryEllen Bunton are excellent teachers, according to their former students.

Danville schools administrators agree.

That's why administrators asked them and other excellent staffers to teach the teachers, in the district's first professional development academy.

Unity to get geothermal system

TOLONO – Unity High School is going green with a $2.39 million geothermal system that will heat and cool the school while helping the environment.

The Unit 7 school board on Wednesday hired St. Louis-based performance contractor Control Technology and Solutions to replace the mechanicals at the school.

Culver may be out of running for Georgia job

CHAMPAIGN Champaign school Superintendent Arthur Culver appears to be out of the running for a superintendent's job in metropolitan Atlanta.

The DeKalb County, Ga., school system is in negotiations with the other finalist, North Carolina superintendent Lillie Cox, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

DACC considers making campus smoke-free

DANVILLE -- After a test or stressful class, Danville Area Community College student Cassandra Morris said she likes to step outside and smoke a cigarette.

"It just helps calm your nerves," the first-year nursing student said.

County board OKs bonds, Olympian Drive resolution


URBANA -- Champaign County Board members approved issuing $2.4 million in capital improvement revenue bonds Thursday to build an addition to Countryside School, a private elementary school in Champaign.

Champaign postpones meeting; Culver ready to leave

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CHAMPAIGN -- With no word from a Georgia school system that is considering Champaign Superintendent Arthur Culver as a finalist for its top job, the Champaign school board has postponed a special meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday evening.