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What’s the deal with monkeypox in C-U?

Monkeypox sounds really scary, and a recent case at a Rantoul daycare might heighten anxiety about the spread of the disease locally. The Editorial Board offers a primer on what it is, how it’s transmitted, and what C-U is doing to address it.

No varsity football at McKinley Field

Unit 4 and the City of Champaign entered an agreement in 2018 preventing varisty football games at McKinley Field, in Champaign's South Side neighborhood. Now football parents and coaches at Central High School want to play a “trial” home game there. Neighborhood residents disagree.

A resource guide for surviving this economy

In this economy, there are a lot of people whose basic needs aren’t being met. The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, and other local organizations have programs to offer various types of support.

We support Unit 4 teachers

Champaign Unit 4 teachers have been working without a contract since June 2021. It’s time the Board of Education incorporates feedback from teachers to move forward with ensuring a safe and productive learning environment for both teachers and students.