Champaign City Manager Dorothy Davis runs through the proposed 2015-16 financial plan at the city building Tuesday.

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

News Local/State - May 05, 2015

Proposed Champaign Budget Doesn’t Account For Possible State Cuts

The Champaign City Council gets its first look at the suggested 2015-16 budget plan Tuesday night.  City staff have been asked to consider potential reductions coming from Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed cuts in state-shared revenues, but there are no specific cuts in this plan.  

Vendors lined the parking lot selling produce, plants, sweets and more at the first Champaign Farmer's Market on Tuesday, May 5th.

Amanda Honigfort

News Local/State - May 05, 2015

New Champaign Farmers Market Tries A Few Things Differently

The Champaign Farmers Market will run every Tuesday evening through October 27th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in downtown Champaign. They think the location, time and doubling SNAP benifits and more will help them be successful. 

Sir Ken Robinson's new book is called Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education

From Image Courtesy of Viking Penguin

Longer Listen - May 04, 2015

Education About Creativity and Personalization Not Standardization Says Sir Ken Robinson

World-renowned educator Sir Ken Robinson says education should be about helping children and young people understand the talents that lie within them, and about helping them become fulfilled individuals and compassionate productive citizens. He says this can be achieved if education becomes more personalized rather than standardized.

Rohit Bhargava, the Coordinator of the Cancer Community @ Illinois, announces the C*STAR program at the Cancer Community @ Illinois Spring Reception

Abigail Bobrow of the Cancer Community @ Illinois

News Local/State - May 01, 2015

University Of Illinois Announces Graduate Cancer Program

Cancer Community @ Illinois in partnership with Carle Cancer Center will launch the Cancer Scholars for Translational and Applied Research (C*STAR) graduate educational program in the fall. The C*STAR program will give funding for six existing University of Illinois graduate students to work on a specific cancer research project for up to three years alongside a faculty member from the Cancer Community @ Illinois and a clinician mentor from Carle. 

Inmates at the Decatur Correctional Center give a standing ovation to the cast of Macbeth on opening night, Wednesday, April 22

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

News Local/State - May 01, 2015

Shakespeare Corrected: Opening Night In Decatur

22 inmates in the Decatur Correctional Center recently wrapped on their production of Shakespeare's Macbeth.  It's the fourth production for the Shakespeare Corrected program.

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