Listeners advised to cultivate brands to promote career and business

URBANA – Jeff Beals has worked for a decade to establish his "personal brand." But he keeps getting confused with Jared Fogle, the spokesman for Subway Restaurants.

Makeovers could be ahead for all Urbana elementary schools with sales tax money

URBANA – Urbana elementary schools could all get makeovers in the coming years that would provide separate gym and multipurpose rooms, more fine arts space, air-conditioning, and revamped traffic flow that would enhance safety.

Danville students' work at store will translate into food for pantry's shelves

DANVILLE – If you shop at Price Less Foods in Danville on May 1, you may be helping to stock the shelves at the St. James Methodist Church food pantry through a project developed by some Danville High School students.

Centennial principal finalists are local school officials

CHAMPAIGN — The finalists for the Centennial High School principal job are both local school administrators.

Orlando Thomas is the principal of Stratton Elementary School, and Gregory Johnson is the associate principal of Urbana High School.

New principal hired for Urbana Middle School

URBANA — The new principal for Urbana Middle School began his teaching career in Rantoul, and is currently a midddle school principal in the northwestern suburbs.

Scott Woods was hired as middle school principal by the Urbana school board Tuesday night. He’ll succeed Nancy Clinton, who is retiring after eight years as principal of Urbana Middle School.

2 more UI units will undergo budget reviews

URBANA – Two more University of Illinois units – the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the university and law libraries – are under budget review.

DACC auto-body program will host two free clinics

DANVILLE – The Danville Area Community College Auto Body Program will host two clinics for professionals this month.

The first, "Body Filler Best Practices," will be presented by Fibre Glass-Evercoat on Tuesday at the Technology Center's Auto Shop on DACC's main campus, 2000 E. Main St.

Centennial High School principal finalists to meet with public

CHAMPAIGN – Parents, students, teachers and community members can meet the finalists for the principal job at Centennial High School this week.

The finalists will speak and answer questions at a community forum at 7 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium at the high school, 913 S. Crescent Drive, C.

Laura Lee Fellowship House, its founder to be profiled

DANVILLE – Community members are invited to learn more about the woman behind the Laura Lee Fellowship House from the woman herself – well, sort of.

Retired educator Gladys Davis will portray the community leader at the organization's 66th annual dinner celebration.

Parkland names outstanding faculty members

CHAMPAIGN – Parkland College has named faculty members Julie Weishar and Charles Mueller as their Illinois Community College Trustees Association 2010 Outstanding Full-time and Part-Time Faculty Members, respectively.