Ground-breaking set for new DACC greenhouse

DANVILLE – Danville Area Community College officials will break ground on a new state-of-the-art greenhouse and honor the project's benefactor on Wednesday.

A ground-breaking ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the greenhouse site beside the ornamental horticulture building just south of the Technology Center on DACC's campus, 2000 E. Main St.

Details on B-17 coming to Willard

Experimental Aircraft Association

Restored B-17 Flying Fortress

Aluminum Overcast

Flightstar Corporation, Willard Airport

7 Airport Road, Savoy

July 9-11.

Ground tours

2 to 5 p.m. daily.

$5 per person

$15 per family

Active military and veterans admitted free.

B-17s flying into area in two different stops

The belly of the B-17 Flying Fortress carried bombs during World War II.

But the classic bomber will be carrying passengers for tours and flights on two upcoming weekends this month.

At the plane's heyday in April 1944, the U.S. military produced 16 B-17 Flying Fortresses a day. A total of 12,732 were produced, according to the Experimental Aircraft Association.

DACC hosts seminar on using Internet for business marketing

DANVILLE – Local businesspeople can learn how to use the Internet to market their new or existing business at a seminar hosted by Danville Area Community College's Small Business Development Center.

Panel reviewing UI library offers ideas to save money

URBANA – A budget report on the University of Illinois Library said the library has already made some of the cuts the report recommended.

Schools will use mobile kitchens, games to fight childhood obesity in Vermilion County

DANVILLE – In the new school year, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers in Vermilion County will aim to help students improve not only their academics but also their health.

Nebraska administrators hit UI campus, visit headquarters of Big Ten consortium

URBANA – Like thousands of high school students, top academic administrators from the University of Nebraska made a campus visit Wednesday, learning about the University of Illinois, the Big Ten and the consortium of top schools that will now include the Lincoln, Neb., campus.

Donations keep Teen REACH alive for Georgetown-Ridge Farm this summer

GEORGETOWN – Project Success will be able to run a scaled-back Teen REACH program for Georgetown-Ridge Farm middle and high school students this summer thanks to local donations.

Champaign County donors give more than ever before to United Way

CHAMPAIGN – Somebody forgot to tell United Way donors about the economic recession.

Despite market uncertainties, flagging consumer confidence and a jobless rate around 8 percent, Champaign County coughed up a record amount for the United Way of Champaign County's annual fund drive.

Urbana social justice class takes a look at 'isms'

URBANA – The students wore their gay rights buttons at school, at work and at home.

Some got questions about the buttons. A few got negative comments. Most just got stares.