Teacher of the Week: Linda Boyer

On Wednesdays, we'll spotlight a difference-making area educator. This week, meet Linda Boyer, who's retiring in June after 43 years of teaching first grade at Danville Lutheran School. After all these years, Boyer still brings lots of enthusiasm to the classroom each day.

Two Uni High seniors earn National Merit scholarships

URBANA — Two Champaign-Urbana high school students, both seniors at University High School, will receive $2,500 National Merit college scholarships.

Samuel Guo of Champaign and Andrew Stelzer of Urbana are among 2,500 winners chosen from more than 15,000 finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Budget resolution tops UI trustees' agenda

URBANA — With no state budget in hand, the University of Illinois is again seeking a continuing budget resolution to keep operating past the end of the fiscal year on June 30.

High School Confidential: Week 32

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On Wednesdays throughout the school year, area students will fill us in on what's happening at their high schools:

Top of the Morning, May 10, 2017

In today's High School Confidential, correspondent Maddy Gates writes about the Mahomet-Seymour math team winning another IHSA state title last weekend. We tracked down coach Eric Potter for more:

UI professor honored for advancements with wheat crops

FRED KOLB has devoted much of his life to developing more productive and most disease-resistant strains of wheat. As a result of his work, wheat is more plentiful for a hungry world, farmers are producing wheat with higher yields, and the wheat that is grown is more resistant to blight.

UI Interfraternity Council mandates training to prevent sexual assaults

URBANA — All University of Illinois fraternities will be required to train their members on how to intervene to prevent sexual assault under new bylaws approved by their governing board.

The UI's student-run Interfraternity Council announced the new bylaws to help combat sexual assault, estimated to affect as many as 1 in 7 women on campus.

30 Days, 30 Grads: Heritage alum hitting the ground running

INDIANAPOLIS — Taylor Gillenwater isn't letting the dust settle on her newly minted diploma from Butler University.

The 22-year-old Allerton native, who graduated cum laude on Saturday, will start her new job as a financial analyst with Johnson & Johnson in Warsaw, Ind., on May 22.

Chelsey Byers Gerstenecker / Family Life: For kids, too much is never a good thing


University of Illinois Extension Family Life Educators co-blog together. I was reading some of my colleagues' blogs and I came across this gem from my colleague Cheri Burcham. This month I am printing this with her permission.

Part 26: Rulings in favor of Assembly Hall, Huff tennis courts, Lincoln Hall

With the University of Illinois celebrating birthday No. 150 this year, we caught up with hundreds of graduates who've gone on to greatness. Every Tuesday and one Sunday a month throughout 2017, Managing Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales. Today, in Part 26: The judges edition.