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UI's second solar farm will make it 'second to none' among U.S. universities

Physics Professor Scott Willenbrock, who recently served as a provost's fellow for sustainability, briefed the Academic Senate about the project Monday, saying it will help the campus meet its goal of generating 5 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources.

UI's second solar farm will make it 'second to none' among U.S. universities
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Are We There Yet? | Among the Elm Boulevard treetops, a star is born

Are We There Yet? | Among the Elm Boulevard treetops, a star is born

Scott Pickard never lost his love of climbing. So when he found himself with idle time during a two-week vacation in 2002, just before Christmas, he looked up at the 70-foot hemlock tree outside the family home and got an idea.

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Election 2019: It's filing time in the cities

Election 2019: It's filing time in the cities

Monday marked the first day of the weeklong filing period for a slew of area races on the ballot in the April 2 consolidated election. News-Gazette Media's reporters will track the filings as they happen. Here's the latest:

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Top of the Morning, Dec. 9, 2018

Top of the Morning, Dec. 9, 2018

'Somebody looked out for me when I was younger. I want to do the same.'

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2016 Cold Case: Urbana bank robberies

2016 Cold Case: Urbana bank robberies

Police still are looking for the armed suspect who knocked off the same bank three months apart.

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Tue, 12/11/2018 - 7:00am

Longtime Illinois volleyball fans happy to share road to Final Four

Longtime Illinois volleyball fans happy to share road to Final Four

The Illini will have plenty of members of the Illini Networkers behind them this weekend in Minneapolis, as well as members of the Spike Squad student section, despite the fact that finals begin this week and run through Saturday.


Tue, 12/11/2018 - 7:00am

Champaign council to re-evaluate how ordinance violations are handled

The discussion comes in the wake of a Champaign County judge's decision almost a year ago to quash thousands of outstanding warrants, leaving the city with the task of resolving 1,800 open cases.



Tue, 12/11/2018 - 7:00am

Champaign school board approves 40-year PR vet as communications head

John Lyday received the board's approval for the chief communications officer position early Monday evening. The position's approved annual salary is $119,893.


Tue, 12/11/2018 - 7:00am

Potential jurors in Christensen trial getting 31 pages of questions

Potential jurors in Christensen trial getting 31 pages of questions

The questionnaire is much longer than in a typical case, but as University of Illinois Law professor Andrew Leipold said, 'Capital cases are always different.'


Tue, 12/11/2018 - 7:00am

Jim Dey | Blagojevich's tenure was quite the long, strange trip

Jim Dey | Blagojevich's tenure was quite the long, strange trip

Last weekend was an anniversary, of sorts, for Illinois — marking a decade since a memorable date that will live in infamy for those who follow politics and government in this state.


Tue, 12/11/2018 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Dec. 11, 2018

Top of the Morning, Dec. 11, 2018

Next stop on our Snapchat tour of area high schools: Heritage. Future physician Fiona Ely will take us behind the scenes Thursday in Broadlands.


Mon, 12/10/2018 - 7:00am

New tradition: A year-round local-art show at Busey of Urbana

New tradition: A year-round local-art show at Busey of Urbana

As part of a new initiative, more than 30 pieces now hang upstairs in the public spaces of Busey Wealth Management's corporate headquarters on Main Street in downtown Urbana.


Mon, 12/10/2018 - 8:13pm

Ford County man gets 140 years for sexually exploiting 3 children in 2014

Toetim Cizmar, 78, of Cabery pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child for conduct with three children ranging in age from 3 to 6 and to possession of child pornography for producing 'visual depictions' of the conduct.


 
 

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