University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Learning some street smarts

Back-to-school time means area police have to haul out their own textbook for educating bicyclists who disregard the rules of the road: a pad of traffic tickets.

Faced with the sting of a three-figure fine in both Champaign and Urbana, bicyclists usually need only one ticket to complete that education.

Sewer work could hit park on campus

CHAMPAIGN — A portion of a park on the University of Illinois campus could be temporarily dug up for the construction of a force main for a planned upgrade of sanitary-sewer facilities in the area.

Philosophy department weighs in: No confidence


URBANA — Another University of Illinois academic department has approved a vote of no confidence in university leaders in wake of the decision to not hire controversial professor Steven Salaita.

War photos are focus of new Krannert exhibit

Krannert Art Museum will be taking a hard look at war starting Friday.

"After the Front Line: Artists Who Served in the World Wars" runs through Dec. 23 at the museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Find out what else is going on at Krannert this year Thursday at 4:20 on WDWS.

UI hoping to boost cell reception, eventually add Web access at Memorial Stadium

CHAMPAIGN — You're at the big game, trying to upload a selfie to Instagram or text your friends across the stadium — along with 40,000 other people. No signal — too much cell traffic in one place for the network to handle.

Jim Dey: Pro-Salaita protest rates multiple F's

They call that a protest?

Student supporters of Professor Steven Salaita gave it the old college try Tuesday, holding a campus gathering to demand that Chancellor Phyllis Wise wise up. Next time, they need to try harder.

Jim Dey was on the radio Thursday morning.  Listen here:

Are you ready for some football?

That first football game of the year, after months of football drought, will probably end up getting soaked (in our continuing 40 days of rain).

Input on Allerton plan encouraged

MONTICELLO — With the Allerton Park and Retreat Center in the midst of drafting a master plan, state Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, chipped in with his own input at a meeting with Allerton and University of Illinois officials Wednesday at the park.

Air Bus given another year

CHAMPAIGN — Air Bus service between the University of Illinois campus and Willard Airport will continue for another year, but in a stripped-down version.

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District board Wednesday unanimously approved a revised agreement covering the service.

Survey: Farmland prices down first half of year

URBANA — Typical prices paid for farmland were down 2 percent to 4.1 percent during the first half of this year, according to a mid-year survey by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.