When originally proposed in July, this year’s budget anticipated $7 million in CPPRT funds this fiscal year. But when the state prediction last month came in at $10.2 million, Superintendent Vic Zimmerman added $3.2 in revenue to the budget, which was approved by the school board.

Expressing concern that ISBE might have overstepped its bounds by threatening to withhold funding from school districts that do not enforce its mask mandate, a legislative panel urged the agency to put its policies into formal rules.

Among the housing crises in this nation caused by forest fires and hurricanes is the continuing legal crisis of residential tenants greatly behind on rent from last year’s COVID-19-induced economic calamity.

A local public health official said it should become apparent within the week whether the presence of 41,000 people at Memorial Stadium  will result in many more COVID-19 cases for Champaign County.

“It is truly difficult to come to terms with this decision after everyone at Ebertfest has put in so much effort to come back from the shutdown,” Chaz Ebert said. “However, we find it easier to make the decision to reschedule knowing that everyone’s health and safety comes first.”

A girl in her teens was one of the three latest Champaign County residents to die of COVID-19, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Administrator Julie Pryde said Monday.