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UI commencement speaker: Nick Offerman

Former President Barack Obama, the target of an enthusiastic recruiting campaign for commencement this year, was apparently a “no,” deciding to make his first public appearance as ex-president at the University of Chicago instead.

UI commencement speaker: Nick Offerman
Are We There Yet?

Walking (and talking) the walk at the Illinois Marathon

We may not have been the fastest 10K participants, but we sure had fun along the way

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Part 24: Where Offerman ate, a TV exec drank and an astronaut swam

Part 24: Where Offerman ate, a TV exec drank and an astronaut swam

With the University of Illinois celebrating birthday No. 150 this year, we caught up with hundreds of graduates who've gone on to greatness. Today, in Part 24: Gone but not forgotten.

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Getting Personal: Adelaide Aime

Getting Personal: Adelaide Aime

Staff writer Melissa Merli chats with the 60-year-old social worker and executive director of Rape Advocacy, Counseling and Education Services in Urbana.

Business

Wired In: Ty Newell

Wired In: Ty Newell

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois professor emeritus who has founded three high-tech companies that all involve improving the environment.

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Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:51pm

Danville mayor proposes summer curfew for those under 18

Danville mayor proposes summer curfew for those under 18

The plan is a response to recent violence that culminated last week with multiple shooting incidents that resulted in lockdowns at Danville schools on multiple days and a weekend shooting that injured one.


Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:30pm

Naperville man arrested in February armed robbery in Urbana

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Rio M. Franklin, 25, was arrested Monday in West Chicago on a Champaign County warrant charging him with aggravated robbery.



Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:39pm

Trashcano!

University of Illinois geology professor Patricia Gregg's class performed a 'Trashcano' experiment on Tuesday morning to simulate a massive eruption. The eye-catching show took place near Huff Hall in Champaign.  

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Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:00am

UI AD: Goal can't be to 'outspend Ohio State or Michigan'

UI AD: Goal can't be to 'outspend Ohio State or Michigan'

Josh Whitman touched on a number of topics during his 45-minute address, including budgetary concerns — Illinois generated $91.6 million in revenue for fiscal year 2016 while spending $97.8 million.


Tue, 04/25/2017 - 1:15pm

Report urges steps to promote diversity at UI

A team of outside reviewers said the UI should create a new vice chancellor to better coordinate wide-ranging — and sometimes redundant — efforts to improve diversity.


Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:31am

'She did not know who shot her'

Charges dismissed: A Champaign teen confined to a wheelchair said the information she had previously given Champaign police detectives was not based on anything that she had personally witnessed.


Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:00am

Sensory-deprivation pod floats idea of pain relief via tranquility

Sensory-deprivation pod floats idea of pain relief via tranquility

The way Dr. David Fletcher sees it, soothing peacefulness can be found inside a sleek, water-and-Epsom-salt-filled tank. To feel better, just get in for an hour and float.


Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:00am

A Life Remembered: Village chief 'had a spot in his heart' for Alvin

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Residents said in his two years as president, Chuck Smock brought them closer together through his efforts to improve the community.


 

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