Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the Champaign County Board member about his time in public service at the UI. He's practicing what he preached: His 2016 doctoral thesis was on 'The thoughts of African American Christian religious leaders and university professors on seeking public office.'

Staff writer Paul Wood talks with the UI mechanical science and engineering professor who collaborated with MIT Professor Sangbae Kim to develop Little HERMES, a bipedal robot designed to go places that humans dare not.

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Kraemer, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

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The first-year faculty member at Centennial High school chose to pursue a career teaching Spanish because 'learning a language helps to bring people together. ... (and) helps make the world smaller and a more connected place.'

Dave Kuhl turns 70 in December, which gives him an edge on the competition at this weekend's 'Dancing with the C-U Stars.' At least that's how he’s looking at it.

Champaign's Carrie Busey Elementary, Prairieview-Ogden Junior High and Monticello High School each received the 'exemplary' designation for the second year in a row, while St. Joseph-Ogden High School got it for the first time since the state began using the designations.

A tip of the hat to Arcola High School, which for two decades has celebrated Veterans Day with an invigorating, one-of-a-kind, student-led assembly.

The Mahomet-Seymour grad teaches high school biology and helps organize the Home Homework Hangout Club at her alma mater.