Same architects recommended for new Memorial Stadium work

URBANA — Architects who designed the massive $121 million renovation of the west side of Memorial Stadium in 2008 will oversee the new $132 million project to revamp the south end and east stands.

UI proposes third-straight in-state tuition freeze

URBANA — The University of Illinois ranks high in the Big Ten on a measure it would rather not: tuition and fees.

For several years, it has had the third-highest tuition and fees in the conference, behind only Northwestern and Penn State.

But the UI is proposing its third consecutive tuition freeze for in-state freshmen next fall.

UI at 150: 'I wish those days never ended'

Long before he was made a member at Augusta National, played a round with a president or became the best stock in the Fortune 500, JACK WELC

Champaign school board names superintendent finalists

CHAMPAIGN — One of Unit 4’s assistant superintendents is among the three finalists competing to replace retiring Superintendent Judy Wiegand.

Central's renovation plans not sporting to some

CHAMPAIGN — For longtime Maroons like John Staab — a Champaign Central High School teacher for 23 years and the high school's head baseball coach since 2002 — the passage of the $183.4 million facilities package hasn't "quite sunk in yet."

Wise optimistic about future of new UI med school

CHAMPAIGN — As the highly touted University of Illinois medical school inches closer to a fall 2018 opening, its architect was asked Thursday how its success will be judged a decade from now.

Unit 4 settles former worker's lawsuit for $75,000

CHAMPAIGN — Just before winter break, the Champaign school board approved a $75,000 settlement agreement with a former employee who filed a federal lawsuit against the district claiming discrimination and violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Just 1 Question: Bismarck-Henning Junior High's resolutions

Now it's Bismarck-Henning Junior High students and staff's turn to share their New Year's resolutions. Staff writer Noelle McGee dropped by the school to ask some of them: What do you resolve to do or do better in 2017?

UI employees to see raises in March paychecks

URBANA — A mid-year raise that will put extra money in employees' paychecks starting in March will help address a "morale issue" on campus, one University of Illinois faculty leader says.

'My heart is a little nervous'

URBANA — Whether he scores or not, Branson Hobbs' influence on the Urbana Middle School eighth-grade boys' basketball team is invaluable.

When the Tigers lose — they've only done so twice in 11 games this season — it's Hobbs, the team's manager, who serves as the voice of reason.

"If we lose a game, we can just get back up again and do what we do best," Hobbs said.