UI trustees renew coaches contracts, approve project spending

Trustees Thursday also took action on 10 building projects worth $235 million, athletic contracts and financial items:

This day in history, May 18, 2018

Today is Friday, May 18, the 138th day of 2018. There are 227 days left in the year.

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On May 18, 1953, Jacqueline Cochran, 47, became the first woman to break the sound barrier as she piloted a Canadair F-86 Sabre jet over Rogers Dry Lake, Calif.

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Cabbies give C-U rule tweaks the nod

URBANA — A handful of local taxicab employees reviewed proposed changes to vehicle-for-hire regulations in Champaign and Urbana on Thursday.

The cities are proposing the changes jointly and are planning to have councils vote on them in July. They would only apply to each city's public streets.

Miss America picks women for leadership spots

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America Organization is putting women in its three top leadership positions following an email scandal in which male officials were caught making vulgar and insulting comments about past winners of the beauty pageant.

Local filmmaking siblings to school Parkland Class of '18 on storytelling

CHAMPAIGN — Brothers Carter and Luke Boyce are storytellers by trade, but they view everyone as storytellers by nature.

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2 UI trustees visited Peoria tribe's new chief

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As a campus effort to bridge the divide over Chief Illiniwek continues, two University of Illinois trustees quietly flew to Oklahoma last week to meet with the new chief of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.

Remembering Pfc. Robert C. Burke: 'He stepped forward over and over'

MONTICELLO — Most people here have heard of Pfc. Robert C. Burke.

Monticello's American Legion post bears his name, as does the park that surrounds the town swimming pool. His photo and brief but distinguished military record are spelled out in a display at the Piatt County Courthouse.

New UI trustee says he has no specific agenda

Newly appointed University of Illinois Trustee Sanford "Sandy" Perl, a 1987 University of Illinois accounting graduate, made his first appearance at Wednesday's board committee meetings at the UI Springfield's new Student Union.

This day in history, May 17, 2018

Today is Thursday, May 17, the 137th day of 2018. There are 228 days left in the year.

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