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URBANA — The student government at the University of Illinois is pushing the school to remove all remaining Chief Illiniwek images from campus.

UI admins surprised by grad-student union's intent-to-strike notice

URBANA — Campus administrators expressed surprise Monday at the intent-to-strike notice filed by the union representing graduate students at the University of Illinois.

UI chancellor defends move to put Rosenstein on paid leave

URBANA — Chancellor Robert Jones is defending the move to put a professor arrested at State Farm Center last week on paid leave, saying it is not a disciplinary action.

Top of the Morning, Jan. 30, 2018

On Tuesdays, we'll introduce the kids behind "High School Confidential." Today: St. Thomas More's EMILY HALCOMB, a do-it-all senior who is headed to Butler for college.

"It's a small school with a bigger-school atmosphere," Halcomb said.

UI grad-student union files notice of intent to strike

URBANA — With a bargaining session scheduled for Tuesday, the union representing graduate students at the University of Illinois has officially started the countdown clock to walk off the job.

Beyond the Blueprints: Centennial's $63.3 million makeover

A new, occasional series looking at what's ahead for Unit 4 schools, by News-Gazette education reporter LYNDSAY JONES. TODAY: Centennial High's $63.3 million makeover.

There's a phrase architects from Perkins + Will and IGW said guided them as they planned the $63.3 million renovation of Champaign Centennial High School: "functional organization."

Wired In: Aimy Wissa

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood chats with a different high-tech innovator. This week, meet AIMY WISSA, an assistant professor in the University of Illinois Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering who uses biological concepts to create a wold where robots can fly.

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Weekend Planner: Training their sights

This weekend, Jefferson Middle School archery program hosts the annual Schweighart Shootout in Champaign. Jefferson coach JASON BROWN said 20 schools from throughout the state will be firing arrows at bull's-eyes 10 and 15 meters away. And who knows -- maybe the next Robin Hood, Katniss Everdeen, Green Arrow or Legolas will get discovered.

Social-media posts have Mahomet-Seymour parents wary

MAHOMET — Police stepped up their presence Friday at Mahomet-Seymour High School out of an abundance of caution after two perceived threats were spread on social media.

Police determined the first threat wasn't credible and more of a misunderstanding, and that the second was fake.

The first stemmed from a comment on a photo that spread on social media Thursday afternoon.

2 Danville-area students hosting benefits for cancer patients, disabled kids

DANVILLE — Two Danville-area students are inviting the public to participate in their separate charity events in February.