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Kraft, UI join forces for $1.4 million project on corn pigments

URBANA — Kraft Foods Group will provide $1.4 million to the University of Illinois to help explore the potential of using red and purple pigments from corn in some of the company's products.

Illinois bands corner


7:30 p.m.: The Illinois Wind Symphony presents "Orange and Boo!" A spooktastic concert event, conducted by Linda Moorhouse, will feature: Marvel Superhero Black Bolt, Godzilla Eats Las Vegas, The Sorcerer's Apprentice and an audience costume contest!

Where: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Foellinger Great Hall

Paper + glue = shoes

URBANA — At 6-foot-4, University of Illinois sophomore Charlie Prescott felt a bit thrown off as he modeled a pair of high heels Wednesday.

"I definitely have sympathy for girls who wear high heels," the industrial design major from Oak Park said.

New: UI police review video of MTD bus hitting female student

URBANA — University of Illinois police say they have reviewed video footage of an MTD bus hitting a woman near Memorial Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

UI paper shoes design testing

University of Illlinois industrial design students walk "the runway" to test thier shoes made of paper and glue at Link Gallery at Krannert Art Museum Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014.

Frat to meet with UI officials over homecoming sign

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CHAMPAIGN — Members of a fraternity are expected to meet soon with University of Illinois officials following its posting of a sign that depicted a knife-wielding American Indian posed over a gopher.

Renovating Altgeld a top campus priority

URBANA — No other building on the University of Illinois campus has served in so many different ways.

And very few have served as long.

When Altgeld Hall was built in 1897, the only other buildings on what is now the Quad were Harker Hall and the Natural History Building.

Top of the morning: Oct. 27, 2014

Matthew Ando has been a University of Illinois mathematics professor since 1999, and chair of the department for three years.

We asked him for some things that make Altgeld Hall a special place:

UI Labs sets first board of directors

CHICAGO — UI Labs, the public-private research and development organization involving the University of Illinois, established its board of directors this week in Chicago.