URBANA — Robert Jones wasn't looking for a new job when the University of Illinois — or its search firm — came calling.
CHAMPAIGN — State funding is down, enrollment is dropping, next year's proposed budget is more than $4 million in the red and Parkland College's cash balance is half of what it was a year ago.
It was mostly grim news for Parkland trustees at their July meeting Wednesday night.
DANVILLE — Some Danville schools students will report to class at the Boys and Girls Club of Danville this coming year.
School board members on Wednesday threw their support behind expanding the middle school alternative program and moving students to the youth organization's site, at 850 N. Griffin St.
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URBANA — Addressing a packed Illini Union Ballroom on Wednesday morning, Chancellor Robert Jones touched on his past and how it helped prepare him for the future.
When Nick Anderson (left) suited up for the Flyin' Illini in the late '80s, the percentage of African-American students was roughly 4.8 perc
Illinois State University released its dean's list for the spring semester, including the following area students:
Arrowsmith — Barbara Maxwell
Atwood — Kaitlyn Wildman
Buckley — Melanie Foss
Cerro Gordo — Colton Blickensderfer, Stephen Hayes, Braden McCarty, Sean Reed
Urbana girls 10-U girls' summer softball league fielded a team which played in the Greater Champaign County girls' softball tournament on June 20-23 at St. Joseph.
Urbana defeated teams from Champaign and St. Joseph on the first day of action, and defeated Mahomet to take the title.
MONTICELLO — Colleen Kidd will end her 38-year run in county government — the last six as county clerk — at the end of this year.
"I have submitted my resignation to the county chairman effective Dec. 30, with regret," she said. "We have some health issues we need to deal with."
CHAMPAIGN — Jerome Wells strolled through campus on a steamy Tuesday afternoon, wearing a smile as bright as the orange Illini T-shirt he was sporting.
At the mention of Robert Jones' name, that grin grew even wider.