Jeff D'Alessio

Jeff D'Alessio

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.

Latest Census Bureau estimates show Illinois' populations in decline

For the first time this decade, Champaign County has fewer people than it did the year before. But the slight drop is nothing compared to the population plummets elsewhere in Illinois.

Here's what else we learned from an advance copy of new U.S. Census Bureau estimates, set to be released today:

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, April 14, 2019

With the curtain falling on another edition of Ebertfest, we asked Oscar-winning filmmakers and others in the entertainment business to tell us about how they do what they do.

How to act when the investigation that won you a Pulitzer Prize is then made into a movie that takes Best Picture honors at the Academy Awards

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, April 7, 2019

With Ebertfest on deck, we asked Oscar winners and others in the entertainment business to fill us in on how they do what they do in the first of a two-part Hollywood-themed miniseries.

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