URBANA — In the biggest department in the most competitive college at the University of Illinois, Anthony Pauls stood out.
Not just in academics, though he was a solid student in an engineering program that ranks among the world's elite.
It was his hard work, his winning personality, his breadth of interests, say his teachers.
CHAMPAIGN — Gary Hembrough was an active person who was interactive in life.
Some knew him as a teacher and coach at Centennial High School. For some, it was through his knowledge of computers or fixing conversion vans. For others, it was through his healthy love for cooking and grilling.
Getting Personal is an email Q&A with a local personality. Here, a chat with Marvin Lee Flessner of rural St. Joseph, a retired farmer and part-time musician. In the Oct. 14 newspaper, we'll have a chat with Robert E.
URBANA — Fifty years after demonstrating the first visible light-emitting diode, or LED, Nick Holonyak Jr. received a standing ovation from friends, colleagues and aspiring researchers at an event Tuesday celebrating his achievements.
CHAMPAIGN — Empty Arms, a grief support network to help with infant loss, will hold its annual remembrance ceremony for parents, grandparents, families and friends wishing to honor children who have died.
The ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at Windsor Road Christian Church, 2501 W. Windsor Road, C.
URBANA — A 7-month-old housecat's story of survival has elicited compassion and donations from cat lovers around the globe.
Dutchess, who continues to receive around-the-clock care at the University of Illinois Small Animal Clinic emergency room, was severely burned in a blaze that destroyed her family's Saybrook home on Sept. 18.
URBANA — Don't expect all of the Urbana Landmark Hotel to open at once.
The owner, Xiao Jin Yuan, said he intends to open the hotel — formerly known as the Urbana-Lincoln Hotel, Jumer's Castle Lodge and the Historic Lincoln Hotel — in phases.
URBANA — Nick Holonyak Jr. does not shy away from a challenge, especially in science.
So when chemists at General Electric criticized his approach to making lasers back in 1962, he responded directly and, in his mind, appropriately.