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Mark Daniel

Kristin Kendrick-Weickle smiling and talking
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

The Unit 5 school board approved Kristen Kendrick-Weickle as the new superintendent Monday evening. It was not unanimous.

First Student buses
Eric Stock / WGLT

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Barry and Mark at the board meeting
Joe Deacon / WGLT

Just two days after Unit 5 Superintendent Mark Daniel announced his intention to leave after the current school year, the district’s Board of Education is starting down the path toward find his successor.

Mark Daniel and Barry Hitchins
Eric Stock / WGLT

Unit 5 Superintendent Mark Daniel announced Monday he will leave his position next summer after five years in charge of McLean County’s largest school district.

Unit 5 district offices
Staff / WGLT

Unit 5 schools are still in a deep financial hole, even with some increased state budget stability.

James Harden

Last month the Unit 5 school district approved a resignation agreement with its now former director of human resources and student services, James Harden.

Oakdale Elementary School
Eric Stock / WGLT

Frannie Corrigan is a junior basketball player at Illinois State University. Before she goes to bed every night, before each game and any time she feels stressed, Corrigan goes through a meditation ritual.

Lacrosse player makes a move
Warriors / Facebook

Local lacrosse players will have to wait at least another year for a new cooperative team between Unit 5 and District 87 high schools.

Normal West girls basketball junior varsity
Unit 5

Hospital officials have confirmed all eight Normal West girls junior varsity basketball players who were involved in a bus crash on Interstate 74 have been released from the hospital, while the coach has been upgraded to fair condition.