John Roska: What are the requirements to get a diploma in Illinois?

Q: I want to know what's required to graduate from high school in Illinois? Where can I find that information?

New Parkland trustee denies conflict of interest in court filing

URBANA — Rochelle Harden, the Parkland English professor elected last month to the college's board of trustees, denied in a court document filed Friday that she has a conflict of interest and asked the court to rule that she can legally serve in both capacities.

South View assistant principal taking reins at Southwest Elementary

DANVILLE — Lindsey Prunkard is heading to the principal's office later this summer.

Earlier this week, Superintendent Alicia Geddis announced the South View Upper Elementary School assistant principal has been selected as Southwest Elementary School's next principal.

Prunkard will succeed Julie Deignan, who is retiring this year after five years at the helm.

EIU waiving its application fee until Oct. 15

CHARLESTON — Eastern Illinois University is taking aggressive steps to recruit new high school seniors to the Charleston campus.

EIU announced Thursday that it would open its application process for the fall 2018 semester next Thursday.

And it is waiving the $30 application fee for all freshman and transfer students who apply between then and Oct. 15.

Unit 4 referendum update: District using summer to plan

Summer vacation is officially underway for thousands of Champaign students, but planning for a massive upgrade of six district schools will continue in earnest during the break.

The bulldozers aren't quite ready to move in, but lots of behind-the-scenes work will take place this summer so construction projects can kick off next spring, said school board President Chris Kloeppel.

Vandalism to field forces Rantoul Township's graduation indoors

RANTOUL — For years, graduation ceremonies at Rantoul Township High School have been held outdoors, weather permitting.

But it won't be bad weather forcing proceedings into the large gymnasium at the school this year.

Tonight's graduation ceremonies will be moved indoors as a result of an act of vandalism to the school's football field.

Danville student proposes dress-code revisions to board

DANVILLE — While a committee that's been discussing possible revisions to the Danville school district's "uniform standard of dress" made no formal recommendation to the school board on Wednesday, a few high school students did.

30 Days, 30 Grads: Parkland just start for Congolese immigrant

URBANA — When Tony Mongulu started at Parkland College five years ago, he was simply hoping to improve his English.

Then, he decided to go on and get his associate degree at Parkland in business administration, then his bachelor's degree.

Entertainment listings, May 25-June 1, 2017


This weekend


What: Pair and team events for players of all skill levels. Kibitzers are welcome. Hosted by local players from Bridge at Ginger Creek community bridge club.

When:9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily May 25-29.

Where: Hawthorn Suites, Champaign.

Just 1 Question: Accelerated Readers in Danville

Throughout the school year, Danville schools' K-8 students have been reading books — lots and lots of books — and testing their reading comprehension through the Accelerated Reader program.

Now at the end of the year, eight have made it into the AR 500 Point Club with many earning well beyond the minimum points.