CHAMPAIGN — Fearing the damage that two empty floors in the One Main building might inflict on downtown Champaign, city council members said on Tuesday night that they want to give up to $200,000 in incentives to video game developer DS Volition to stay in the heart of the city.
MONTICELLO — The school board is considering increases in several fees this fall — plus a change in how fees are charged at the high school.
If approved, the proposal would include:
— Implementation of a $100 fee for the Small Wonders preschool program.
— A higher registration fee for high school but elimination of most class fees.
JAMAICA — School officials reviewed draft versions of a Catlin-Jamaica school consolidation report and a list of 19 frequently asked questions and their answers this week.
Their next step: start taking their message to voters in the two communities.
GIFFORD — The Gifford school board approved a new five-year contract with Superintendent Rod Grimsley that will run through May 14, 2019.
Grimsley, who was hired by the district three years ago, said there are no major changes in the contract.
VILLA GROVE — In anticipation of a large kindergarten enrollment for next school year, a group of parents is concerned about staffing in those classrooms.
The number of kindergarten classes was reduced last year from three to two, due to budget cuts.
PAXTON — The Ford County Board hopes to take advantage of free services offered by the Counties of Illinois Risk Management Agency (CIRMA) to save costs on revising personnel manuals.
MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press
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2 lawyers apply for Ford state's attorney position
PAXTON — A lawyer from the Galesburg area and an attorney who lives in Ford County are the only two people who had applied as of Monday for the to-be-vacated Ford County state's attorney position, according to Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen.
CHAMPAIGN — Unsure about whether they can actually offer a better deal for residents, city council members tonight could decide to discontinue Champaign's electric pricing program when it expires in June.