Bradley University President Joanne Glasser, who's stepping down May 31.
(Bradley University)
January 22, 2015

Bradley University President Stepping Down

Glasser said in a news release Thursday that the decision to retire was difficult, but believes Bradley needs "fresh eyes and new ideas'' after her eight years on the job.


President Obama delivers his State of the Union Address Tuesday.
(AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)
January 20, 2015

Durbin, Shimkus React To Obama’s SOTU Address

The two parties remain largely divided on the goals President Obama discussed in Tuesday's State of the Union address.  We gauged reaction from area lawmakers.


Tim Nugent, Director Emeritus of the U of I's Division of Disability Resources
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
January 16, 2015

Innovator Nugent Getting Honorary Degree From the U of I

Tim Nugent, who made the University of Illinois a model for handicapped accessability in the late 1940's, will receive an honorary degree as part of the May 16 commencement ceremonies.


Steven Salaita speaking at the YMCA.
(Photo: Illinois Public Media)
January 15, 2015

U of I Trustees: Salaita Case Will Not Be Reconsidered

In a statement, University of Illinois trustees have rejected a faculty committee's call for a review of the canceled appointment of controversial professor Steven Salaita.


New Danville schools superintendent Alicia Geddis
(Danville District 118)
January 14, 2015

New Danville Superintendent On Dress Code, Getting Feet Wet

Danville District 118's new superintendent, Alicia Geddis, doesn't start until July 1, but says she's already familiar with some policies there, and will learn from retiring Superintendent Mark Denman.


Unit 4 Superintendent Judy Wiegand runs through the ballot item to be placed on April ballots.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
January 12, 2015

Unit 4 Board Approves New Bond Issue

Champaign Unit 4 school board members Monday unanimously approved a new $144-million bond issue for the April ballot, which keeps the same plan for a new Central High School, but includes a new Dr. Howard Elementary.


an online map of north Champaign that includes the proposed site of a new Central High School
credit: Unit 4 Schools
January 11, 2015

Unit 4 Proposes $144 Million Bond Issue

The second attempt to win voters' approval for a plan to replace Central High School now includes money to rebuild Dr. Howard elementary, among other changes.


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