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Active Aging: Journalism prof 'enjoying what I'm doing'

URBANA — Leon Dash. Even his name implies there's no slowing down for this guy.

Meet Ron Chez, the man behind the gift

URBANA — Ron Chez knows a wise investment when he sees one.

A successful financial management consultant with his own corporation, the University of Illinois graduate has advised a who's who of the Fortune 500 — from JP Morgan Chase and Motorola to Apple and Amazon.

But one of his latest investments is in people.

Growing Asian population affects banks, retail, restaurants, more

You'll see no English characters on the overhead menu or specials board at Lai Lai Wok in Campustown.

With roughly half of its clientele from China, and another quarter or so from other Asian countries, the restaurant offers English on its table menus only.

Down the street, Taiwan-based Chatime is among several new "bubble tea" shops in Campustown, popular in China and Taiwan.

Veterinary Medicine open house is Sunday

When you think about veterinary medicine, do just think about sick dogs and cats and horses? Several hundred veterinary students at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine will show you a whole lot more at the school's free, annual public annual open house, being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 2001 S. Lincoln Ave. U. Parking is also free in Lot F-27.

Rauner 'personally committed' to UI, 'very unhappy we don't have a budget'

URBANA — University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen and Gov. Bruce Rauner sat inches apart Friday afternoon, as hundreds of donors, UI officials and veterans praised the new Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education.

Donations to UI down for year, but topped $250 million

URBANA — Donations to the University of Illinois dropped slightly in fiscal 2015 but still topped $250 million, according to figures from the UI Foundation.

Go figure, UI edition, Oct. 2, 2015,

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

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Estimated crowd that will see the Marching Illini play in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade next month.

'We are on the brink of serious operational damage'

URBANA — Presidents of the state’s nine universities wrote to top lawmakers Thursday, warning that they are “on the brink of serious operational damage” without a state budget resolution.

The letter urges Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders to end the budget stalemate for fiscal 2016, which began July 1.

Search committee to start work soon

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois' engineering dean and a Carle physician will co-chair the search committee to find the Carle Illinois College of Medicine's first dean.

The panel will begin work this month, with the goal of naming the dean by spring 2016, according to a UI release. The founding dean also will serve as chief academic officer for Carle.