January 25, 2013

Bloomington Edge Signs Illini 40-Something

Tim Simpson was one of the Fighting Illini’s top offensive linemen back in the late 1980s and early ’90s. He went on to play with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


January 24, 2013

Official: UI Labs Could Keep Top Minds in Illinois

A University of Illinois official working on a planned public-private research laboratory in Chicago says it could serve as a job creator for the region and a magnet to draw and keep the best and brightest in Illinois.


dual language teacher at Leal Elementary School
(Sean Powers/WILL)
January 24, 2013

With Dual Language, Urbana Seeks to Boost Bilingualism

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly one in five school-age children in the United States speaks a language other than English at home, and most of the time that is Spanish.

Bilingual education has been seen as a way to teach English to kids who are learning it as a second language, but some school districts, including Urbana, are ramping up bilingual education programs to prepare all students to be bilingual and biliterate.


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