UI Extension provides more detail on office consolidations throughout Illinois

As part of its plan to reduce costs, the University of Illinois Extension on Wednesday revealed some additional details on how it will organize county offices around the state.

Downtown Danville market off and running

DANVILLE – The smell of fresh basil and strawberries permeated Temple Plaza Wednesday as the Danville farmers' market held its opening day.

Volunteers sought for annual cleanup at Lake Vermilion

DANVILLE – Volunteers are needed for the ninth annual Lake Vermilion cleanup day, which will be from 8 a.m. to noon on May 28.

The cleanup is being organized by Aqua Illinois Inc. and the Lake Vermilion Water Quality Coalition. The event aims to enhance the beauty and cleanliness of the lake.

Group's report says chemical 'extremely common' in lining of food cans

CHICAGO — There’s more than food in those cans we buy at the grocery store.

Three Champaign businesses first to be certified green by state association

CHAMPAIGN – An office, retail store and salon are the first three organizations to earn green business certification from the Illinois Green Business Association.

Volunteers sought for cleanup of Carver Park, Stony Creek

DANVILLE – The city of Danville and Keep Vermilion County Beautiful are recruiting volunteers to participate in a cleanup day at the Carver Park and Stony Creek area.

This will be the second major Great American Cleanup event this year in Vermilion County.

UI to seek line of credit it would rather not use

URBANA – Uncertain of state funding, the University of Illinois will "reluctantly" seek a line of credit.

The UI is owed about $375 million by the state's general revenue fund. Under a bill passed last week in the General Assembly, state universities can borrow up to 75 percent of what they're owed.

Space for early childhood, number of elementary schools up for discussion in Urbana

URBANA – A priority for the Urbana school district is providing a better space for its early childhood program.

Intertwined with that issue is the number of elementary schools the district should have.

Conservation district offers toddler camps for summer

DANVILLE – The Vermilion County Conservation District will again offer a series of Toddling into Nature Camps this summer.

Countywide electronics recycling collection set for Saturday

URBANA – Residents will have an opportunity to drop off old or unwanted electronics items for recycling, at no charge, on Saturday.

The residential electronics collection will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The News-Gazette Distribution Center, at 3202 Apollo Drive, C.