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Family Life | It's never too late to quit tobacco

Today's article was written by Family Life intern Kyle Dickey, a senior at the University of Illinois studying interdisciplinary health sciences.

Jim Dey | Bathroom-video battle moving forward as civil case

Back in January 2018, University of Illinois journalism Professor Jay Rosenstein escaped a criminal court appearance after the state's attorney's office declined to charge him following a video-recording incident involving Chief Illiniwek supporters in a State Farm Center bathroom.

175 potential jurors for Christensen trial eliminated; pool now at 476

PEORIA — After both sides agreed that 175 potential jurors were ineligible to try the death-penalty case against accused kidnapper and killer Brendt Christensen, another 476 remain in the jury pool.

Wired In: Subha Kumar

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet SUBHA KUMAR, who has a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Illinois and is now a senior research scientist at nanomanufacturer Inprentus in Champaign. She was featured in the 100 Days of Women project for the UI's Urbana campus.

Tom Kacich | UI's AD still 'within range of a yes' on Division 1 hockey here

When a consulting firm last year looked at the potential for the University of Illinois to start a Division I men's hockey program, it chose as a case study — or perhaps a role model for the UI — what may be the most successful young hockey program in the country.

Gies: Find your 'why,' Illini

CHAMPAIGN — Paula Hays and Julie Griffin were all smiles Saturday as they watched their only children graduate from the University of Illinois after hearing the advice of a small-town boy turned multi-millionaire man.

Soon-to-be UI grads saying goodbye to old haunts

URBANA — Graduating is about the final moments.

There's the last exam and the last class; the final piece of clothing to pack; the last walk around the Quad; the last picture in front of Alma Mater — and a last last call at Kam's.

For generations of Illini, graduation day has been a fuzzy blur of goodbyes and lasts.

Federal grant will fund Willard runway upgrade

SAVOY — University of Illinois Willard Airport hopes to begin work on a runway improvement project next year with the help of a $9.9 million federal grant.

The grant was announced Friday by U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

The money will be used to reconstruct one of the three runways at Willard.

Going deaf has influenced her art

Most of the time, Liza Sylvestre knows she takes on the appearance of an able-bodied person.

Her cochlear implants and ability to read lips allow her to hold one-on-one conversations almost flawlessly. In those situations, it's easy for others to forget that she's deaf.

Former UI chancellor's 'profound impact' on both Campustown, campus being honored

CHAMPAIGN — It's a long trip from a scenic and remote corner of northwest Wyoming to central Illinois, but it's one Michael Aiken knows well.

The former UI chancellor, now 87 and living near Yellowstone National Park, has a daughter who still lives here, and he and his wife, Catherine Comet, make the trek to Champaign-Urbana a couple times a year.