Christine Des Garennes

Christine Des Garennes

SafeWalks set to debut mobile app

URBANA — It's late at night, you're alone and not sure where you are, but you need to go home.

Pull up the SafeWalks app and within moments, you'll get a call back, a student patrol officer will meet you and you will be safely on your way home.

Curious about Parkland Pathway? Open house coming right up

CHAMPAIGN — Start at Parkland, finish at the University of Illinois.

Students who are interested in learning more about the Parkland Pathway to Illinois program are invited to attend an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the community college.

A mayor's life (salary and all)

In the summertime, Scott Eisenhauer's schedule might include a ribbon-cutting, anniversary proclamation, council meeting, downtown concert and Danville Dans baseball game.

Updated: Body found was Vicente Mundo; death was homicide

Updated 10 p.m. Monday Feb. 2

Family and law enforcement officials have confirmed the body found in rural Savoy early Saturday was that of missing University of Illinois student Vicente Mundo, whose death police are treating as a homicide.

Updated: Salaita files federal lawsuit against UI

Updated 6:12 p.m.

Embattled professor Steven Salaita has filed a lawsuit against the University of Illinois to force the campus to hire him and compensate him for lost income and damages to his reputation.

Old flagpole may get new chance to shine

CHAMPAIGN — High above the Armory's south entrance stands a lonesome, rusted flagpole.

No flag has flown there for some time and one group is working to change that.

"We want to restore the original flagpole and put it into operation so we can fly the stars and stripes again," said Eric Stetson, a military science professor at the University of Illinois.

Wise: UI ready to put Willard plan into effect

SAVOY — University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise said she is "fully behind" an airport advisory group's report and the university is ready to implement a plan.

Easter: UI sorting through Rauner travel, finance restrictions

URBANA — University of Illinois officials are trying to sort out how employees will be affected by Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive orders that call for travel restrictions and require additional financial disclosures.

Another UI indoor pool closing

URBANA — The University of Illinois will close another one of its indoor pools later this year to make way for more research and teaching space.

Freer pool, inside the 1968 addition to Freer Hall, has been home to the University Laboratory High School girls' swim team, regular lap swimmers and novice swimmers who've signed up for one of the UI's learn-to-swim clinics.

Wise to meet with Willard task force

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SAVOY — University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise said the campus remains committed long term to being involved in Willard Airport.