Happy Fourth of July! In Wednesday's edition, we'll have a preview of the day's events, a story about a the resignation of a controversial UI prof, and a look at a Illini hoops recruiting target.
Our staff previews the Independence Day festivities in Champaign-Urbana with maps of the Freedom Celebration parade route and fireworks at Dodds Park and a list of parade entries.
University of Illinois Professor Lisa Troyer, the former chief of staff to recently resigned President Michael Hogan, resigned her position Tuesday in exchange for a $175,000 settlement agreement. Christine des Garennes has more details on the resignation.
In Danville, Noelle McGee reports that the city plans to step in and clean up the Oaklawn Inn Annex fire site, and seek a portion of the property owner’s insurance money to cover the cost.
In Food, our coupon columnist Jill Cataldo writes that when “restrictions apply,” rebates can go awry.
And in Sports, Marcus Jackson visits with a standout guard and her family from southern Illinois who is a recruiting target for Illini women's basketball coach Matt Bollant – and a lot of other schools. Tyra Buss is a four-sport athlete from Mt. Carmel who, after two years in school, is on course to rewrite the IHSA girls' basketball record book.