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Family Checkbook | Some financial tasks that might be on your to-do list

How do you build time into your life to take care of important financial tasks? I know some people work well with to-do lists. Others use sticky notes posted in obvious spots or highlighted events on their calendar. I'm always open to new ways to manage time and tasks effectively.

UI faculty senate on board with chancellor's post-Chief initiative

URBANA — Chancellor Robert Jones' effort to bring some resolution to the decades-long Chief Illiniwek debate won the support of a somewhat divided campus senate Monday — but not without a lengthy discussion.

Pet Talk | Fighting heart disease in cats

Cats and dogs may occupy similar places in people's hearts, but when it comes to the two species' hearts — and heart disease — there are a lot of differences.

Dr. Ryan Fries, a veterinary cardiologist at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, explains some of these differences and how he is working to improve the prospects for afflicted cats.

John Frayne | Quartets team up for outstanding performance

For their concert on Thursday, Oct. 4, the Jupiter String Quartet chose to play two famous chamber music works, by Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn, which require more than four players.

Environmental Almanac | A tribute to an earth-friendly role model: My little brother

In late winter of 1984, my younger (and only) brother, John, assigned me little bit of reading, the section called "Sky Dance" from the April entry in Aldo Leopold's book "A Sand County Almanac." This was a bit of a switch in our relationship, since at the time, I was a college senior majoring in English at Xavier University in our hometown of Cincinnati, and he was a junior majoring in wildlif

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Oct. 14, 2018

This being homecoming weekend, we asked 10 alums of note to tell us about the UI professor who had the most profound impact on them. For more memories like these, visit, our award-winning special site — now home to 1,422 alumni stories and growing by the day.

UI Alumni Alliance's second cemetery walk to feature 7 prominent figures

CHAMPAIGN — The stories of seven prominent University of Illinois figures will come alive during the UI Alumni Alliance's second annual cemetery walk this weekend.

Costumed actors will portray innovators who shaped Illinois history at their gravesites in adjacent Mount Hope and Roselawn cemeteries along Pennsylvania Avenue, near Memorial Stadium.

Gears turning on $41M renovation of UI's Mechanical Enginnering Building

URBANA — A $41 million renovation of a major University of Illinois engineering building kicked off Friday as part of campus homecoming festivities.

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held at the Mechanical Engineering Building, at 1206 W. Green St., U, where a three-year project will renovate 60,000 square feet of space and add a five-story addition for a new design center.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 13, 2018

She bikes, hikes and likes yoga.

So don't think for a second that 76-year-old DEANNA KIRSCHBAUM STUART isn't up to the challenge of cheerleading at today's Illinois football game.

"Since I don't have to do cartwheels or anything like that," she said, "this isn't going to be that overwhelming."

UI students, staff scrape down white-nationalist stickers plastered across campus

More than 200 stickers from a white-nationalist organization were plastered on lampposts and signs around the University of Illinois campus last weekend.

The stickers were from an organization called Patriot Front, considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League.