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UI-Chicago making formal proposal for Obama library

CHICAGO — When urban designer Daniel Burnham created his 1909 master plan for the city of Chicago, the epicenter sat in what is now the Circle interchange west of downtown — right next to the University of Illinois campus.

That concept underlies the UI Chicago's bid to host Barack Obama's presidential library and museum, a goal the campus first announced last fall.

From showstoppers to symphonies, Krannert lineup is a treat for the senses

URBANA — As usual, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts over its next season will bring big-name artists such as Rosanne Cash, Wynton Marsalis, Renee Fleming and Cassandra Wilson.

It also will showcase lesser-known artists whom center director Mike Ross and his staff hope people explore. Among those acts are:

Witness: Kilgore spree caused 'ripple effect of trauma'

Witness to '75 holdup can't believe he's free

James Kilgore, the onetime revolutionary turned faculty member, describes his 1970s crime spree and nearly three decades on the run from the FBI as "political offenses."

UI police seek student charged with theft of funds

URBANA — University of Illinois police are looking for a UI student charged with allegedly stealing from a campus organization of which he was a member.

Kelis D. King, 22, whose last known address was in the 600 block of North Randolph Street, Champaign, was charged in late April with felony theft.

Tom Kacich: 50 years ago, baby boom hit UI enrollment

The proverbial handwriting had been on the wall since about 1946, but for some reason it was big news 50 years ago this week when the University of Illinois announced major enrollment restrictions on incoming freshmen, the result of the postwar "baby boom."

Rustic opera moved to Wesley Foundation

Editor's note: Due to advance sales and interest in this production, the venue has been changed from the historic round barn on the University of Illinois campus to the Great Hall of the Wesley Church and Foundation, 1203 W. Green St., U.,

Updated: police search for UI student who went missing from Chicago airport

Chicago police said it appears no criminal activity is involved in the disappearance of a University of Illinois student who did not board a jetliner bound for North Carolina as scheduled.

UI committee told confidentiality important in president search

A presidential search committee convened its first session in public Monday but one of the key messages was "confidentiality."

The 19 members of a search committee charged with finding a successor to UI President Bob Easter were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement and take other measures to ensure no candidates' names are leaked.

Senate OKs bill targeting fake degrees, credentials

Proposal response to UI's hiring of ex-SLA member

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that would make it illegal to use a false academic degree for the purpose of getting a job, gaining access to an advanced degree program at a university or getting a promotion was approved unanimously by the Illinois Senate on Monday.

Wise: 'We're going slowly' on UI-Carle idea

URBANA — University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise said she is seeking input from the members of the local community and the Chicago campus — critics included — on a proposal to establish an independent medical school in Champaign-Urbana.