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Clergy Corner, Feb. 24, 2017

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Managing Editor Jeff D'Alessio's weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders. This week: Campus houses of worship dealing with 'Unofficial St. Patrick's Day.'


#TheMJs, Feb. 24, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) will provide a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.

Illini Sports

Illinois will induct 28 into Hall of Fame

Illinois will induct 28 into Hall of Fame

Former Illini greats from Butkus to Buford-Bailey to Brown part of first class


Just 1 Question: Coding at Kenwood Elementary

Ahead of today's Computer Science Showcase at the school, staff writer Nicole Lafond stopped by to ask the students involved: What are you most excited to share this evening?

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Fri, 02/24/2017 - 7:00am

Illini Veterans helping comrades affected by Danville fatal fire

Illini Veterans helping comrades affected by Danville fatal fire

'Everyone's wheels got turning, and we got things happening,' said Brent Blackwell, a U.S. Army veteran who's also a UI student and a member of the group.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 7:00am

Longtime Champaign County Board member resigns

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John Jay cited health reasons in announcing he could no longer serve on the same day that a replacement was sworn in for his district's other representative.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 7:00am

Champaign chamber favors selling county nursing home

It also opposes a proposed property-tax increase for the beleagured facility.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 7:00am

Legislative update: House panel OKs limits on nursing home arbitration mandates

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 7:00am

Cunningham home's new $14 million school to open in fall '18

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The Education and Recreation Center will replace the Gerber School and Circle Academy, both special-education programs located on the 32-acre campus off of North Cunningham Avenue.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 7:00am

Urbana Fire Department hopes diversity is in the cards

Recruitment packs were given out to movers and shakers that were invited to a breakfast Thursday in an effort to get the word out.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 7:00am

UI gets $1.8 million from CDC to study bug-borne diseases

'This is related to the CDC recognizing that the United States is really not prepared as well as it should be,' said Marilyn O'Hara Ruiz, a pathobiology professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Feb. 24, 2017

Top of the Morning, Feb. 24, 2017

While the rest of us watched the Super Bowl at home or at a bar, Carey Davis went for a different venue: Afghanistan.


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Insensitive drunks?

Some faculty members want to put their rambunctious students on double-secret probation — unofficially, of course.


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    Religion calendar, Feb. 24-March 2, 2017

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    Chuck Koplinski: 'I Am Not Your Negro' a timely screed

    Nominated for an Oscar in the best documentary feature category, the film succeeds for the most part in imparting civil-right author James Baldwin's sense of frustration and rage.



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