On Monday night, the Champaign school board unanimously approved the appointment of Westview Elementary assistant principal Christopher Gilbert as permanent principal at Bottenfield Elementary. Of 12 Unit 4 elementary schools, Bottenfield is among seven to have turnover at the top since the end of last school year. The breakdown:
LeROY — The littlest LeRoy learners got a big surprise during their last week of school.
There was a repeat champ at last weekend's Homer Soda Festival.
For the second year in a row, fans voted Cicero Beverage Co.'s Salted Carmel Root Beer as the most popular draw at the one-day event, which organizer Kate Boyer said drew a crowd of 15,000. Coming in second was Pure Soda Works Apple Pie.
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URBANA — When Jim Kelly was in the Marines, he met John Wayne in a bar.
The film star bought him a drink in Laguna Beach, Calif. Pvt. Kelly couldn't return the favor; he had only 35 cents in his pocket. But he was impressed.
In 1915, the Illinois House today passed the Tice bill providing for the appointment of a joint legislative committee to keep in close touch with the University of Illinois and report to the Legislature the needs of the institution.
Much ado has been made of the "dad bod" in the media recently, and this could not have come at a more convenient time for me.
Today is Sunday, May 31, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
Senior year makes powerful memories.
It's the time in your life when you may be leaving your town and your friends for the first time.
Sure, you'll be back. You'll keep the friends who are worth keeping, and you'll make new ones. There will be a lifetime of memories. But you can only make that senior memory once.
A refreshing chill has settled over Birdland. I'm happier when it's unseasonably cool, rather than unseasonably hot (I can always pull on a sweater), but this is chilly even for me.