Jeff D'Alessio

Jeff D'Alessio

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 19, 2019

We're up to 1,675 alumni tales at our 'UI at 150 Years & Beyond' website (uofi150.news-gazette.com), with fresh content added daily. Here's a new batch of 10 grads sharing memories about the people and places on campus and around Campustown that they won't soon forget.

UI at 150 and Beyond: 'Earl Neal never let us down'

New among the 1,664 alumni stories you'll find at uofi150.news-gazette.com: a tribute to a pioneering University of Illinois trustee, from a Chicago attorney and member of the UI Class of 1980.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 12, 2019

In the final installment of our three-Sunday, area-wide feature, we asked an expanded panel of Class of 2019 high school graduates: What are the top three items on your 10-year bucket list?

UI at 150 and beyond: Alumnus joins Forbes' billionaires list

Forbes' new list of the world's 2,153 billionaires includes a record 607 Americans (No. 1: Jeff Bezos), an all-time high 244 women (including four Pritzkers), our first billionaire commander-in-chief ... and a UI grad not named Shahid Khan or Tom Siebel.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 5, 2019

In Part 2 of our three-Sunday graduation season feature, we asked members of the high school Class of 2019: What are the top three items on your 10-year bucket list?

UI at 150 & Beyond | A tip of the cap: Richard Ahrenkiel

Leading up to commencement weekend on campus, we'll catch up with accomplished alums who've been honored by their colleges this school year.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, April 28, 2019

Back by popular demand, we asked members of the high school Class of 2019: What are the top three items on your 10-year bucket list? Coming the next two Sundays: The same question for seniors at 20 other area high schools.

 

Just 1 Question: Unity High Hall of Fame

It's back-to-school night in Tolono for four distinguished alums set to be inducted into Unity High's Hall of Fame in a ceremony at 7:30 p.m.

As they embarked on a trip down memory lane, Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO asked the inductees-to-be: Who's the high school teacher who had the most profound impact on you?

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, April 21, 2019

On this Earth Day Eve, we asked a panel of experts to dispel one myth about climate change that's been uttered by the 'It's all a hoax' crowd.

 

CLAIM: There's nothing we can do to stop climate change.

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