This month’s article is a feature from my intern, Kenny Kolke, an interdisciplinary health sciences student at the University of Illinois. Kenny has expressed an interest in health education, and this month, I hope you learn from his article. Enjoy.

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A graduate of Champaign Central High School, Mr. Wills was an undersized center on the football team that won a Big 12 Conference championship. Later, he was a part of two Hall of Fame softball teams.

Our salute to Black History Month kicks off with area educators weighing in on long-overdue changes coming to social studies class in Illinois, directors of films on African American icons telling us what they learned about their subjects, a look at the local lineup of events this week and more.