Since 2000, U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist Cathy Pollack and her team have been working to restore and preserve the rare eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea), one of the most beautiful native flowers in Illinois.

Mitch Berenson, currently the assistant principal at Lake Park High, received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the UI and has spent 23 years in education in a range of roles, including  social studies and driver’s ed teacher, guidance counselor and administrator.

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Since 2000, U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist Cathy Pollack and her team have been working to restore and preserve the rare eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea), one of the most beautiful native flowers in Illinois.

Mitch Berenson, currently the assistant principal at Lake Park High, received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the UI and has spent 23 years in education in a range of roles, including  social studies and driver’s ed teacher, guidance counselor and administrator.

Thanks to the continued volunteer efforts of C-U Sunrise Rotary, the Decker Garden — a colorful ode to late Champaign Central music teacher Don Decker — continues to flourish at Mattis Park.

URBANA — A $100 million investment in a quantum engineering project designed to make Illinois a world leader in that emerging technology is among $3 billion in higher education allocations in the new Rebuild Illinois infrastructure plan.

The clever and versatile band kids at Urbana High were able to adjust on the fly to play along with this year’s “Flight in Space” theme at the Champaign County Freedom Celebration parade.