Study to focus on exercise, breast-cancer survivors

SPRINGFIELD – Can a breast-cancer survivor reduce her chances of the disease recurring if she starts exercising after finishing her treatments?

That's what Dr. Laura Rogers, a physician at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, hopes to learn in a study that will also address whether adding exercise after breast cancer treatment can improve quality of life and reduce sleeplessness and fatigue.

UI food scientist advocates ban on source of trans fat

URBANA – Nearly six decades' worth of research has convinced University of Illinois food scientist Fred Kummerow that trans fat is a major factor in heart disease.

Provena Covenant to have its tax-exemption case heard

SPRINGFIELD – Both sides in the long-standing battle over Provena Covenant Medical Center's tax exemption will finally have their day in the state's high court next month.

Oral arguments before the state Supreme Court have been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 23.

Champaign police seek info on string of burglaries

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign Police Department needs help solving several residential burglaries in the Greencroft area.

This area is located south of the Champaign Country Club and is northwest of Prospect Avenue and Kirby Avenue. One burglary occurred in mid-July, and the rest occurred during the overnight hours between Aug. 19 and 24.

Champaign County Courthouse's clock tower alive again

URBANA – In an almost perfectly timed ceremony, the bell in the refurbished Champaign County Courthouse clock tower chimed at 10 a.m. Saturday for the first time in more than a decade.

"It's a B," said Bruce Hannon of the note that sounds when the bell is struck.

Correctional officer not letting convict's attack define him

MAHOMET – Craig and Beth Morrison are not about to let Eric Daniels control their lives.

Although they don't consciously bring him up daily, they admit that hardly a day goes by when they don't give at least passing thought to the amoral convict who rocked their world nine years ago.

UI's Global Campus staffers given notice of layoffs

URBANA – Virtually the entire University of Illinois Global Campus staff, which services about 500 students in the online education program, has been notified of layoffs.

Meanwhile, the leader of Global Campus has moved back to faculty status but retains the $344,850 salary he earned as administrator, at least for the next year.

Added units bring vacancies, discounts to fill them

CHAMPAIGN – Apartment buildings on the University of Illinois campus are filling up – but landlords say in many cases, it's taking longer to lease them out and requiring a few discounts.

Last year's opening of high-rise apartment complexes on Green Street and Springfield Avenue boosted the number of units available on campus. And this year and last, landlords felt the effects.

With glasses, experts say find function first, then flair

Bigger, bolder, cat's-eye, rectangle, elaborate, bling.

When describing the trends in today's eyewear, check all of the above – even for men.

Hall of Fame honors man whose businesses took off

CHAMPAIGN – A pioneer of Champaign County's radio-controlled model airplane industry has been inducted into the Model Aviation Hall of Fame.

Don Anderson, who founded Great Planes Model Distributors and Great Planes Model Manufacturing in the 1970s and 1980s, was named to the hall this month by the Academy of Model Aeronautics.