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Office Hours with Aldo: Mara Wade

On Thursdays throughout the semester, staff writer Adalberto Toledo will book an appointment with a local professor. Today: University of Illinois Germanic languages and literatures Professor MARA WADE.

Wade will get to live out one of her dreams when she goes to San Francisco for the fall semester.

Clergy Corner, May 11, 2018

URBANA -- David Zola wears many hats in his service to the community.

University of Illinois students know him as a clinical professor of educational psychology who has helped thousands of people earn their degrees.

The people of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Urbana know him as a permanent deacon who helps provide the sacraments and inspiration to people of faith.

MCORE work expanding to two areas of Campustown on Monday

CHAMPAIGN — The city announced Thursday that the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement project is set to expand to two new locations next week.

Work on Green Street between Third and Fourth streets and Wright Street between Springfield Avenue and White Street is set to begin Monday.

UI assessing flood damage at Krannert Center

This weekend's graduation ceremonies won't be affected by flooding damage at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and minor wind damage at Memorial Stadium during Wednesday night's storm, University of Illinois officials said.

Krannert spokeswoman Bridget Lee-Calfas said the flooding happened at around 9 p.m. as strong storms rolled through the area.

Illusionists 'have a lot of surprises in store' for State Farm Center show

KEVIN JAMES leads The Illusionists, who invade State Farm Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The five showmen "enact mind-bending acts of magic and illusion." The production is a mix of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and a full-view water escape.

A few things to know about UI commencement speaker Max Levchin

You may recognize a few companies Max Levchin has been associated with over the years — PayPal (co-founder), Yelp (chairman), Yahoo (board of directors).

Entertainment listings, May 10-17, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend


What: Live music by Tony and Craig, Country Heart Band, raffles, 50/50 drawing, car show, American Legion Riders 568 bike display, kids activities, laser tag by Alpha Dog Entertainment, fun for all ages. Fundraising event for the Post.

When: Noon to 7 p.m. May 12.

Where: VFW Gung Ho Post 6750, 675 N. Ohio Ave., Rantoul.

John Frayne | Sweet suite concert ends Sinfonia's season in style

The season-ending concert by the Sinfonia da Camera, conducted by Ian Hobson, had the eye-catching title "A Sweet Ending." Indeed, two of the longer works were suites from famous works, one using ballet music from Sergei Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet," and the other a suite from Richard Strauss' most popular opera, "Der Rosenkavalier." Also on the program was a work by UI Professor Stephen Tayl

UPDATED: UI taps Ohio State for police chief

UPDATE, 1:11 p.m. Wednesday:

The new police chief at the University of Illinois said he was attracted to the job because its structure allows him to use all his skills.

Ohio State police chief Craig Stone will on June 18 become the UI's top cop and the executive director of public safety.

46 states, 56 countries represented in UI iMBA's first graduating class

On Saturday, the University of Illinois will host a graduation ceremony for dozens of MBA students who may have never set foot on campus before.

These aren't your typical MBA students. They're "iMBA" students, part of an online-only, UI-taught MBA program, and 73 percent of them don't live in Illinois.