URBANA — The latest divestment effort at the University of Illinois may not meet quite the same resistance that prolonged the campaign against apartheid in the 1980s.
In recent years, I've been fortunate to have some pretty exotic spring breaks, camping in Florida with my family and touring Costa Rica with University of Illinois undergraduates in a course I teach.
Not this year. But my more local spring break had its moments all the same.
URBANA — The Urbana campus Academic Senate will debate a resolution next week calling on University of Illinois trustees to divest from all indirect holdings in coal-mining and coal-utility companies.
The student-sponsored resolution will be on Monday's agenda for the senate, which includes students, faculty members and academic professional employees.
ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph American Legion is proposing a veterans memorial, to be placed at the sports complex on the east side of the village.
If you're familiar with this column, you know I take great pleasure in observing the natural world, especially the wildlife I come across on a day-to-day basis in East Central Illinois.
One of the things I enjoy most about birding is the way it brings people together to share observations.
In anticipation of the 33rd Annual Insect Fear Film Festival, which they will host Saturday on the UI campus, this week's column is written by three members of the Entomology Graduate Student Association: Joshua Gibson, Todd Johnson, and Tanya Josek
SIDELL — With a deadline looming, it's likely the state will grant Sunrise Coal another year to address changes in its Bulldog mine application.
DANVILLE — The director of environmental health will become the next top administrator at the Vermilion County Health Department in April.
Doug Toole, 47, was appointed Tuesday night by the board of health to take over as public health administrator on April 18, succeeding current administrator Jenny Trimmell, who will retire April 17 after nearly 19 years, two years at the helm.