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UI begins double dose of tennis

CHAMPAIGN — Area tennis enthusiasts should get their fill the next two weeks.

The University of Illinois will host two separate USTA Futures men's tournaments in that time span, with the Atkins Tennis Center and the Khan Outdoor Complex serving as the venues.

Reward for info on UI scholar's whereabouts raised to $50,000

CHAMPAIGN — The largest reward in Champaign County Crime Stoppers' 31-year history is about to get even bigger.

The organization will announce this morning that the reward for information concerning the whereabouts of missing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang, presumed dead by the FBI, will be raised — from up to $40,000 to up to $50,000.

UI trustees approve new hires, expenses, degrees

CHICAGO — In their first regular session since the state passed a budget, University of Illinois trustees signed off on more than 30 agenda items, including the hiring of staff, added expenses for capital projects and two new academic degrees.

New smart oven partially cooked up in Urbana

CHICAGO — Bryan Wilcox has contemplated plenty of product ideas as co-founder of the The Product Manufactory in Urbana.

But a couple years ago, one concept in particular caught the UI graduate's attention, because he could envision it in his own kitchen: a smart oven that automatically knows how to cook healthy, fresh ingredients into multi-course meals simply by reading a bar code.

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LIVE: UI trustees in Chicago

CHICAGO — The Board of Trustees approved over 30 agenda items on Thursday, including the establishment and elimination of academic programs, the appointment of Danita Young Brown as vice chancellor for student affairs, and budget increases for various construction projects.

The majority of the board approved each measure.

Flowers, anger, regret as accused kidnapper indicted

URBANA — On the day that Yingying Zhang's alleged kidnapper was formally indicted by a federal grand jury, community members mourned the missing UI scholar in their own ways.

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Thanks to her horses, Molly Baldes might be the most popular draw at the University of Illinois.

"A lot of these kids, especially those from up north, lose their minds when they see a horse on campus," said the manager of the UI Horse Farm. "They all want to come up to it and pet it. There's always a crowd."

Leader of UI Institute of Government and Public Affairs stepping down

URBANA — Christopher Mooney will step down as director of the UI's Institute of Government and Public Affairs, a position he has held for four years.

In a letter to friends Wednesday, Mooney said he will return to a faculty role in the political-science department at UI-Springfield, effective Saturday. He plans to remain affiliated with the IGPA, just not lead it.