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Students finding not everything is HERE as semester starts

CHAMPAIGN — HERE Champaign, the new luxury high-rise on Green Street, had been billed as bringing a taste of downtown Chicago to Campustown.

However, one week into the school year, some residents say it's not all it's cracked up to be.

$3 million added to Natural History Building project

URBANA — Century-old buildings hold lots of secrets, and sometimes they're expensive.

The budget for the ongoing renovation of the landmark Natural History Building at the University of Illinois will grow by another $3 million because of problems uncovered during the interior demolition.

MJ's Minute, Sept. 1, 2015: Who's starting?

A month out from the start of practice, beat writer Marcus Jackson tells us who’s going to start on Opening Night for the Illini. Questions? Submit them here<

Interim UI provost could be named this week

University of Illinois Acting Chancellor Barbara Wilson said Tuesday she hopes to name an interim provost in the next few days.

Trustees chair speaks on recent UI events

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2,300 temporary UI employees to get health insurance starting in January

URBANA — About 2,300 temporary employees at the University of Illinois' three campuses will get health insurance as of Jan. 1 under a provision of the Affordable Care Act.

Starting in 2016, the federal health law requires employers to provide insurance for any employees who work 30 hours a week or more.

AT&T brings reinforcements for Illini game

CHAMPAIGN — If you're an AT&T wireless customer and planning to attend any Illinois home football games, you're going to get some extra support as you text, post and call from the stands of Memorial Stadium.

AT&T said Monday it will bring in a COW — short for cell tower on wheels — to boost network support to keep customers connected in the stadium.

Money talk: Changes at top in UI salaries

The UI's football record book didn't require many revisions during Tim Beckman's three seasons on campus. But the gray book — the annual list of campus salaries, headed by Beckman — needs a complete rewrite.

What next for the UI?

Get out your scorecards: So far, the University of Illinois is down one chancellor, one provost and one head football coach — just this month.

Who knows what September will bring?

"I just can't wrap my mind around everything that's going on. It's a little depressing," chemistry Professor Ralph Nuzzo said Friday, before the latest bombshell about Coach Tim Beckman's firing.

Weekend planner: Marking Matsuri

The Japan House for the first time is hosting a Japanese arts festival with scads of nonstop events Sunday afternoon. Among them: Candyman Masaji Teresawa, who performs at festivals year-round. "He's amazing. It's hard to explain if you haven't seen him," said Cynthia Voelkl, assistant director at Japan House. "He creates fanciful candy as a glass blower would create it out of glass.