CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school board just went digital.
Following through on some members' campaign promises to increase transparency with the community, the Unit 4 school board launched its first blog on Tuesday afternoon.
On Wednesdays, we'll spotlight a difference-making area educator. To nominate a teacher, tweet to education reporter @Nicole_Lafond with the hashtag #TeacherOfTheWeek.
This week ...
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
September is Hunger Action Month, and a cooking column seems like an excellent place to reiterate the importance of understanding and addressing food insecurity.
URBANA — Few are spared in the vocabulary of prejudice, judging by the writing on a temporary wall at the University of Illinois.
"Stupid hick." "Oreo." "Foreign."
Those were some of the least offensive scribblings Tuesday on a "Wall of Prejudice" built by a campus fraternity on the South Quad to raise awareness about the prejudice that people of all stripes encounter every day.
ANN WILDMAN swears most of her photos don't turn out so great.
"I'll take 300 at a game and half of them turn out bad and blurry," Wildman said.
But one from Saturday had a lot of people talking Tuesday: the young son of Sages coach Cully Welter — Trey — interacting with official Jason Foy before Monticello's game at Macomb (above).
A look at area do-gooders. This week: Tuscola Rotary
About the club
President: Lloyd A. Murphy
Origin: The club was founded in 1922.
Meets: Tuesdays at noon at Jarman Center Senior Living in Tuscola
On tap: Judge Frank Lincoln is presenting a program at the Tuesday luncheon meeting this week.
At today's Agriculture Field Day at PrairieErth Farm near Atlanta, Ill., Cassandra Wilcoxen will be comparing bird and pollinator density and diversity in three farm production systems (organic, conservation and conventional). Staff writer Paul Wood caught up with the University of Illinois grad student before her gig:
DANVILLE — It's getting harder to find primitive antiques dating to the 1800s, store owner Julie Schackmann said, but she's bringing those "hard finds" to a single location this weekend.