Parkland College in Champaign
Travis Stansel / Illinois Public Media
January 18, 2018

Parkland Trustees Approve New Solar Energy Array

Parkland College is expanding its use of solar power. At their regular monthly meeting on Jaunary 17, the board of trustees approved a 25-year contract to install an eight-acre array of solar panels on the campus.


REO Speedwagon
Larry Philpot www.soundstagephotograpy.com /Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-SA-3.0)
January 17, 2018

REO Speedwagon Postpones Concerts For Singer’s Medical Procedure

Rock band REO Speedwagon is postponing concerts scheduled for January and February --- including one in Champaign --- while singer Kevin Cronin is treated for what he describes as a non-life-threatening condition.


Classroom featuring Illinois flag and world globe.
Carter Staley/NPR Illinois
January 17, 2018

Lawmakers Demand Fast Internet For Rural Schools

New legislation tries to address the plight of nearly 90,000 students in schools across Illinois, who do not have access to high-speed internet. The lack of access prevents from participating in modern classroom activities like taking online tests or classes and browsing the internet.


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