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Champaign school board to vote on property purchases

CHAMPAIGN — The next step in the $87.1 million plan to build a 21st century Central High School could come in two days.

Fighting back against bullying

Courtney Wendell's middle school son doesn't even recognize when he's being bullied anymore.

It's that common.

"It genuinely breaks my heart," she says.

Deal with new Champaign superintendent still in works

CHAMPAIGN — It's been 19 days since the Champaign school board "tentatively" selected Unit 4's next superintendent from a field of three finalists.

But it's still not ready to make the identity of the chosen candidate public, board President Chris Kloeppel told The News-Gazette on Friday.

10 earn scholarships at MLK celebration

URBANA — Maritza Rodriguez says Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s spirit of service inspired her to pursue a career in nursing.

Kennedy Kindle-Reynolds says Dr. King’s faith inspired her to overcome her loss of hearing.

Nikita Pack says Dr. King’s pursuit of dreams inspired her to seek a career in zoology.

Top of the Morning: Jan. 9, 2017

On Mondays, our award-winning photographers tell their stories. Today: Holly Hart:

Tom's #Mailbag, Dec. 16, 2016

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Coming Attractions: Future Central has plenty of choices to make

Glass walls. Mobile furniture. Natural lighting, and plenty of it.

The 21st-century high school, like the one taxpayers gave Unit 4 permission to build for $87.1 million, looks nothing like the one currently at 610 W. University Ave.

Out: dimly-lit, lecture-style classrooms with white boards, textbooks and desks in a row.

Columbus Day out, Indigenous People Day in?

CHAMPAIGN — While it's been at least a decade since Unit 4 referred to the second Monday as Columbus Day, the day off from school could soon get a new name:

Indigenous People Day.

Tom's #Mailbag, Nov. 25, 2016

Another reason to give thanks: This week's holiday mailbag went live early to provide some Black Friday relief.

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This week: Expansion at International Prep Academy

Every Monday between now and Election Day, staff writer NICOLE LAFOND spotlights one piece of Champaign's six-school, $183.4 million ballot question that will be put before voters Nov. 8.

How much it would cost