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UI meets part of request

SPRINGFIELD - The University of Illinois was able to come up with less than half of the amount Gov. Rod Blagojevich had asked the state's public universities to put into a reserve by a Friday deadline - and is hoping that might be enough.

Illini returning to Rantoul

RANTOUL - The University of Illinois football training camp will be returning to Rantoul this summer.

Activists targeting UI deal with Coke

CHAMPAIGN - The University of Illinois' exclusive beverage contract with Coca-Cola is under scrutiny from activists who say Coke bottling plants in Colombia have links to anti-union violence.

Champaign district ranks among state´s wealthiest

CHAMPAIGN - A report that profiles the state's have and have-not large unit school districts puts Champaign schools right near the top, up with wealthy suburban Chicago districts.

Community planning workshop scheduled

URBANA - It's one thing to complain about urban sprawl when you're trapped on a busy road surrounded by chain stores. It's quite a different matter to address community issues while they're still in the planning stage.

Universities asked to return some state funds

SPRINGFIELD - The governor is asking the University of Illinois and the state's other public universities to give back 8 percent of their state funding for the year ending June 30 by the end of today.

Library asks residents in Rantoul to be movers

RANTOUL - Rantoul residents can catch up on their reading and help the village library move into its new home at the same time.

Police would like to talk to woman about ´88 murder

URBANA - Police in Urbana would like - but haven't been able to get - answers in a 15-year-old murder case from a woman arrested recently in Florida over the theft of valuable horses.

Students sending medicine to Iraq

URBANA - University of Illinois peace activists spent Wednesday at McKinley Health Center and its satellite in the Illini Union, stocking up on free cold medicine.

House will vote on Raggedy Ann, Andy measure

SPRINGFIELD - Joni Gruelle Wannamaker and her husband, Tom, traveled to Springfield from Arcola on Wednesday to ask state lawmakers to name Raggedy Ann and Andy the official state dolls of Illinois.