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Election Day '17 results

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Here are the results of some key Champaign County contested races and referendums, as reported by Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten. Polls closed at 7 p.m. CDT.

All results are unofficial; an "x" before a name or decision indicates the apparent winner.

Part 20: On Townsend Hall, the Johnstowne Apartments and 'Grandma's Rooming House'

With the University of Illinois celebrating birthday No. 150 this year, we caught up with hundreds of graduates who've gone on to greatness. Every Tuesday and one Sunday a month throughout 2017, Managing Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales. Today, in Part 20: Living it up.

UI makes winter-session classes permanent

URBANA — A pilot program that allowed students to take courses during winter break for the past three years will now be part of the permanent schedule at the University of Illinois.

A winter class session will be added to the academic calendar starting in 2017-18, following the campus Academic Senate's approval of the change Monday.

Tax, budget group's director: Higher-ed cuts aren't helping

URBANA — State budget cuts in higher education and other areas are having a devastating impact on traditionally disadvantaged populations, the director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability told a group at the University of Illinois on Monday evening.

PODCAST: Rep. Carol Ammons (D-Urbana) and Ralph Martire

PODCAST: Rep. Carol Ammons (D-Urbana) and Ralph Martire: Play now!

State Rep. Carol Ammons (D-Urbana) joins the News Hour along with guest Ralph Martire of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability.

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Judah Christian's relocation is building momentum

CHAMPAIGN — An address change is in the works for Judah Christian School.

But for Judah officials, the move is about so much more than a change in location.

Grainger Foundation pledges up to $25M for UI engineering scholarships

URBANA — Student scholarships at the University of Illinois College of Engineering are getting a big boost from the Grainger Foundation — as much as $25 million.

The foundation, a longtime supporter of the college, will match all gifts to the Engineering Visionary Scholarship Initiative up to $25 million through the end of 2019.

Repeal of Danville High's hoodie ban faces resistance

DANVILLE — While Danville High School administrators would like to lift a nearly 2-year-old ban on hooded sweatshirts, several school board members aren't warming to the idea.

"You can wear your hoodies outside on your personal time," board member Frank Young said, going on to say that schools are "in the business of education, and there are rules."

UI looking to sweeten pot for faculty recruits

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois is preparing a new push to recruit "stellar" faculty by setting aside more money for labs and other startup costs — if a state budget ever materializes.

The plan would supplement startup packages already offered by individual departments to lure top researchers to the UI.

Election 2017: Five vying for four seats on Danville school board

DANVILLE — Five people are running for four seats on the Danville School Board in Tuesday's election.

Squaring off are incumbents Randal Ashton, Darlene Halloran and Lon Henderson and newcomers Shannon Bireline Schroeder and Amanda Tabels. The top four vote-getters will serve four-year terms.