Negotiations to resume in Danville on Tuesday afternoon

DANVILLE – During a five-month-long teachers' contract dispute in Danville, district officials have remained steadfast in their desire to see the union accept a package proposal that comes with a salary freeze for most employees.

Plan for 'urgent' Danville building projects on agenda

DANVILLE – Danville schools officials have crossed off several of the most expensive items on a list of "urgent" building projects that must be done.

On Wednesday, Buildings and Grounds Director Ron Henton will discuss the remaining items and the plan for tackling them.

Labor Day: The meat cutter



By SUSAN KANTOR/For The News-Gazette

Jeff Baumann always dreamed of owning his own business, and a career in meat cutting led him to fulfill that dream.

Easter's eye on retirement once UI hires replacement

URBANA – Interim Chancellor Robert Easter says he will retire once the University of Illinois chooses a new chancellor and has no interest in the permanent job, or any other administrative post.

Cancer society seeks help from cosmetologists

SPRINGFIELD – Cancer treatments can take a toll on a woman's appearance, but cosmetologists willing to volunteer a little time can help give cancer patients a boost of confidence.

The American Cancer Society is looking for licensed cosmetologists in 35 Illinois counties to help with the next series of Look Good ... Feel Better programs.

Washington Elementary students get sneak peek at new school

CHAMPAIGN – The students at Washington Elementary School have been wondering how the construction of their new school is going.

On Friday morning, they got to see for themselves. The entire school took a field trip to the construction site, to see what it looked like and to sign a steel beam that will soon become part of the building.

Danville school board contract offer

The Danville school board offered this package proposal to the Danville Education Association on Aug. 16:

Lincoln Trail board will consider Champaign decision

CHAMPAIGN – The implications of the Champaign Public Library's decision to charge residents of the Mahomet and Tolono library districts to check out materials at the Champaign library likely will not be known until Sept. 20.

Benefit set for Danville High School teen cancer patient

DANVILLE – When friends of 16-year-old Emily Shouse of Danville learned she would have to undergo another round of chemotherapy for a rare form of cancer, they wanted to do something to help.

They joined forces to organize a poker run and concert to help the family offset their traveling expenses to and from a Peoria hospital.

Bicycle safety video preview canceled

The premiere of a new bicycle education video, which was scheduled for tonight, has been canceled because of the weather.

The 15-minute video, "C-U Sharing the Road," was produced locally by staff from the cities of Champaign and Urbana.