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Top of the morning, May 14, 2016

Graduates of St. Joseph-Ogden soon will no longer need to stroll the high school's hallways to locate their senior class composite.

Weekend planner: Kirby Derby is Saturday

If you're a runner and not too spent from last month's marathon, head to Monticello Saturday morning for the Kirby Derby, a family friendly 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run, along with a free Kids' Race. The main event starts at 8 a.m.  in the Forest Preserve Park along Market Street on the north side of Monticello.

'An uncanny ability to put together ideas'

Leading up to Saturday’s commencement, we’ll spotlight University of Illinois graduates from around the globe.

Commencement speaker driven by innovation, and by memory of his wife

Ever since he rebuilt his parents' new Apple II computer back on the family farm, Jeff Huber has been driven by innovation.

Making gmail searchable. Leading development of Google Maps. Tackling "moonshot" projects at Google[x], like a contact lens that can monitor glucose in tears for diabetics.

And most recently, taking on cancer.

What's in a name? Morrow Plots

Not far away from the rows of corn planted smack dab in the middle of campus — the Morrow Plots — is the resting place of the man who introduced what would become a National Historic Landmark.

George E. Morrow, who died in 1900 at the age of 60, is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Go figure, campus edition: May 13, 2016

A numerical look at campus headlines

$95 million

Cost of the UI's Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, recently named R&D Magazine's Laboratory of the Year.

Top of the morning, May 13, 2016

Adrian Burgos Jr. has written two solo books about the history of Latinos in baseball, and collaborated on two others. His work is about to find a new audience.

The Illinois history professor is the subject of a documentary "Playing America's Game," which debuts on BTN at 6 p.m. May 21. The film airs after the Illinois-Michigan baseball broadcast.

UPDATED: Dean of UI College of Media steps down from post

URBANA — Jan Slater, dean of the University of Illinois College of Media, is stepping down from her post after six years.

Interim Provost Edward Feser made the announcement Thursday morning.

"He kept threatening me, 'I'll kill you. I'll kill you. I'll kill you, you SOB'"

TILTON — On the afternoon of April 15, a man who was fleeing the police entered an apartment at the Tilton Senior Complex through an unlocked door.

He'll 'march them in and march them out'

OAKLAND — If anybody starts to nod off during a commencement ceremony, Paul Hinson's bagpipe will perk them right up.

There's nothing shy about this instrument.

Hinson, 60, a retired Oakland librarian, is a master of the sheepskin-based traditional instrument, though his is made of Gore-Tex.