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Part 28/The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio: Girl power

In the 28th installment of our yearlong series commemorating the UI's 150th birthday, we asked 10 female grads who've gone on to big things to tell us about the Campustown places and spaces that made the most indelible impressions on them.

Issues with UI student-trustee election create friction

URBANA — In early March, University of Illinois junior Emily Tuttle was elected to represent Urbana students on the UI Board of Trustees.

Seven weeks later, another UI junior, Trayshawn Mitchell, was also elected student trustee.

Only Mitchell's election counts.

Five UI theater grads who are making it big

Nick Offerman, who spoke last week at the University of Illinois commencement, isn't the only UI theater alum who has hit it big.

UI genomics exhibit debuts at Chicago's Field Museum this weekend

A University of Illinois exhibit that lets visitors study bee brains, interact with a crop robot and watch genome sequencing in action will debut at Chicago's Field Museum this weekend.

The Carl Woese Institute for Genomic Biology will present "Explore the World of Genomics" today and Saturday inside Stanley Field Hall, home to the museum's famous "Sue the T-rex" dinosaur.

UI Chicago computer-science prof from Urbana wins $500,000 award

Urbana High School graduate Brian Ziebart, now an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Illinois Chicago, has received a $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award, the agency's top award for young researchers.

Top of the Morning, May 19, 2017

Fifth- and sixth-grade students at Fisher Grade School welcome special guests today, including News-Gazette college basketball writer Scott Richey.

He will be part of the school's Writers' Extravaganza, a biennial event that celebrates the work done by the students.

Entertainment listings, May 18-25, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

GARAGE SALE FOR A CURE

What: All proceeds going to American Cancer Society. Half-price sale and $2 a bag starting at 11 a.m. May 20.

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20.

Where: 1505 W. Charles St., C.

More info: Email jill@champaignrelay.org or call 979-1504.

Make room for Campustown cuisine

Now that the hordes have left the University of Illinois campus, it's a good time to check out restaurants in Campustown. But there are so many, with new ones popping up all the time. To give you a few ideas, staff writer Melissa Merli met with six UI employees for lunch at their favorite Campustown eatery.

Go Figure: When UI graduation and Mother's Day collide

As big weekends for C-U's food-and-beverage industry go, it's tough to top one with UI commencement on Saturday and Mother's Day on Sunday.

Just how brisk was business this past weekend? Here's a by-the-numbers summary:

1,786