It’s not always easy for a local cemetery to stay alive.
Gravesites need to be maintained, bills need to be paid, and revenue relies solely on death.
Every active cemetery deals with difficulties, but for a board of less than 10 retirees, maintaining East Lawn Burial Park in Urbana is a grave concern.
“East Lawn, being the way it is, it’s independent of all that and solely on its own to support itself,” said David Short, a member of the cemetery board who has volunteered with it for seven years. “There was a time when people just abused the cemetery and got what they could from it.”
There is no such thing as a typical day at the Youth Assessment Center in Champaign, according to director Jonathan Westfield.
Champaign Unit 4 Schools have implemented a curriculum based around coding, beginning in kindergarten and going all the way up through high school. The students have designated time each week to learn how to code through the programming language Scratch.
As deadline approaches for action on downtown jail, Champaign County faces funding and activists as roadblocks
With a U.S. Department of Justice-imposed deadline approaching, Champaign County officials have increasing pressure on them to either renovate or close the 37-year-old jail in downtown Urbana.