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Striking gold: L things about Super Bowl L

In honor of the Super Bowl's 50th anniversary, staff writer Paul Wood unearthed 50 nuggets about the big game


Chancellor search moving quietly

URBANA — With the Illini sports world fixated on the identity of the next athletic director, a search for his or her boss has been plugging quietly along.

The University of Illinois is close to hiring a search firm to assist the committee charged with recommending candidates for the chancellor's job, vacated when Phyllis Wise abruptly stepped down amid controversy last August.

Jury deliberations resume in Lovelace murder trial

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Jurors in western Illinois have resumed deliberations in the murder trial of a former local prosecutor accused of killing his wife on Valentine's Day in 2006.

Go figure, UI edition, Feb. 5, 2016

Go figure: A numerical look at what's making headlines on the UI campus

Nov. 20, 2015

A big payday for MIKE THOMAS, who got his $2.5 million payout from Illinois just 11 days after being forced out as athletic director on Nov. 9.

Record number of UI applicants will get admission news today

URBANA — More than 37,000 students applied to the University of Illinois' flagship campus this year — a new record — and about 22,000 of them will be very happy later today.

Today is Decision Day, when applicants learn whether they've been admitted to the Urbana-Champaign campus.

Jurors to deliberate in former prosecutor's murder trial

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Closing arguments are set to begin in the first-degree murder trial of a former Quincy prosecutor and University of Illinois football captain accused of killing his wife on Valentine's Day in 2006.

'Take that first semester seriously'

URBANA — As 38,000 freshman applicants to the University of Illinois head online Friday to find out whether they've been accepted, a doctoral student there has advice for those who get good news.

Illinois Theatre: Kingdom City

Scenes from a rehearsal of Kingdom City,directed by J.W. Morissette, the play runs Feb. 4-6 and 9-13 at 7:30 pm  and Sunday Feb. 14 at 3 pm in Krannert Center's Studio Theatre

UI to departments: Get ready for more budget cuts

URBANA — After absorbing budget cuts this year of $20 million or more, University of Illinois academic departments are drawing up plans for more cost-cutting in 2016-17.

'Everybody who wants to should be able to join the band'

MAHOMET — When Ally Sussman launched Band Together 4 Music over four years ago, she wanted to ensure that all students — no matter their family circumstances — were able to participate in Mahomet-Seymour's band program.