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UPDATED: UI trustees fire tenured professor over falsified research

There was little discussion about the dismissal of Fei Wang, an associate professor in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology who was making $87,617 a year.

UPDATED: UI trustees fire tenured professor over falsified research
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Clergy Corner, Dec. 14, 2018

Clergy Corner, Dec. 14, 2018

In this week's edition of our feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Tim Mitchell talks with Monsignor Stanley L. Deptula, the new pastor at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Champaign.

Illini Sports

Josh Whitman's open letter: 'This has been a journey none of us will soon forget'

Josh Whitman's open letter: 'This has been a journey none of us will soon forget'

We asked Illinois' athletic director if he’d like to put his thoughts about this special Illinois volleyball team on paper. 

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The Health Reporter Is In, Dec. 13, 2018

What's the possibility that women under anesthesia at local hospitals could be getting unauthorized pelvic exams by medical students and not know it?

A & E

Nightlife listings, Dec. 13-20, 2018

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here's your guide to a night on the town.

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Fri, 12/14/2018 - 2:00pm

Tom's #Mailbag, Dec. 14, 2018

Tom's #Mailbag, Dec. 14, 2018

It feels like the Christmas rush at Mailbag headquarters with questions about people who vote in more than one jurisdiction, the hiring of an interim school superintendent in Urbana, gasoline prices, handicapped parking spaces, courthouse security, and bright lights at Carle at the Fields.


Fri, 12/14/2018 - 7:00am

Illini volleyball watch parties turn from elated to stunned

Illinois volleyball fans came out to three different Final Four watch parties across Champaign on Thursday. Their mood turned after winning the first two sets, and fans filed out in stunned silence after the Illini lost to Nebraska in a fifth-set tiebreaker.

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Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:38am

Stunning ending to season leads to outpouring of emotions for Illini

Stunning ending to season leads to outpouring of emotions for Illini

After Illinois takes the first two sets, defending champion Nebraska rallies for a 3-2 victory in the national semifinals of the NCAA tournament in Minneapolis on Thursday night 


Fri, 12/14/2018 - 7:00am

Urbana program offering secular alternative for addiction recovery

Urbana program offering secular alternative for addiction recovery

Former addict Phllip Eichelberger is running a group that uses the nonprofit SMART (Self-Management Addiction Recovery Training) Recovery approach, which fosters self-reliance instead of encouraging faith in a higher power.


Fri, 12/14/2018 - 7:00am

Hoopeston caretaker gets 3 months for hitting disabled older client

Hoopeston caretaker gets 3 months for hitting disabled older client

Reese L. Billot, 44, pleaded guilty in late October to aggravated battery, admitting that he struck a man in the face May 31 while working at a Rantoul assisted-living facility for seniors with intellectual disabilities.


Fri, 12/14/2018 - 7:00am

Danville National Cemetery ready to mark Wreaths Across America Day

Danville National Cemetery ready to mark Wreaths Across America Day

A few notable numbers ahead of Saturday's 11 a.m. ceremony.


Fri, 12/14/2018 - 7:00am

UI Research Park board weighing sale of two more buildings

UI Research Park board weighing sale of two more buildings

The potential sale comes a couple months after Fox/Atkins Development sold 11 of the park's buildings to a real-estate investment firm based in Chicago.


Fri, 12/14/2018 - 7:00am

Georgetown WWII vet among state's Bicentennial HONOR 200

Georgetown WWII vet among state's Bicentennial HONOR 200

State Sen. Scott Bennett, D-Champaign, and the Georgetown American Legion will honor Army veteran Charlie Dukes at 2 p.m. at Dornblaser Post 203, 106 E. West St.


 
 

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