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To Your Health: A few ideas for spicing up summer salads

When the sun shines hot and the temperature rises, it is not just the pool or sitting in front of a fan that can keep us cool. In summer, we can cool down with the recipes we make.

Throughout July, the "Healthy Eats and Repeat" blog through University of Illinois Extension is featuring a different summer salad, complete with recipe and a quick how-to video. (Simply search us online.)

Finishing touches

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois' newest residence hall — Wassaja, in Ikenberry Commons — features a rec room with a ping-pong table, a first-floor laundry facility capable of alerting your smart phone on the status of your load and a music room outfitted with a piano and sound-muffling lights.

Selection of dean for Carle-UI med school moves closer

URBANA — Interim Provost Edward Feser said he's hopeful a new dean for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine can be announced by the end of the summer.

UI and Carle officials are finishing up reference checks and "will be negotiating with our top finalists very shortly," he said Monday.

New UI chancellor travels different route

URBANA — No one calls Robert Jones "Bob." Except Desmond Tutu.

"It just sounds better when he says it," Jones says with a laugh.

Yes, Jones is on a first-name basis with the Nobel Prize winner, a bond forged when he worked on Tutu's program to provide a college education to black South Africans during the dark days of apartheid.

Tom Kacich: Area donors mostly staying away from Trump, Clinton

There's still not a lot of enthusiasm in East Central Illinois for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, based on reported campaign contributions.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, July 24, 2016

With the Olympics almost here, we asked 10 who wore their country's colors to share the story that's sure to draw laughs or gasps, no matter how many times they tell it.

CHANTAL (BAILEY) CERMAK

Centennial High alum, Team USA speedskater at '94 Winter Games in Lillehammer

Top of the morning, July 23, 2016

In Sunday's News-Gazette, Loren Tate writes of Lou Henson's return to coaching. The 84-year-old Hall of Famer in May was named special adviser to New Mexico State's program.

I asked his wife if this was the first step toward Lou becoming a head coach again.

"Over my dead body!" Mary Henson said.

I took that as a 'no.'

Mom giving back with son in mind

CHAMPAIGN — When Stacey Jackson talks about the friendship between Josh Brent and her late son Jerry Brown, she often laughs. The two entered the University of Illinois at the same time, defensive players who signed on to play football for Ron Zook.

A chef at the UI, Jackson was oftentimes tasked with feeding the 300-pound behemoths.

Wilson happy to end balancing act

URBANA — Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson is glad to have an end in sight to the balancing act that has been the last 11 months.