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Restoration gave Sidney more than a library

SIDNEY — They ripped the plastic corrugated siding off the front of Sidney's new library and found a diamond brick pattern. Under beat-up plaster, brick walls. Under hanging strips of burnt paint, a tin ceiling.

Ann Johnson, a University of Illinois professor emerita, put together a group of volunteers who have created a beautiful library from an empty storefront.

Carle taps head of future school

URBANA — The Carle Health System has selected a nurse/manager as its first executive director of the future Carle-Illinois College of Medicine.

Kayla Banks, the 31-year-old director of clinical outcomes for Carle Foundation Hospital, will begin her new position Monday.

'It's on us' campaign helped lure Biden to UI

Vice President Joseph Biden will visit the University of Illinois next Thursday as part of a campaign against sexual assault on college campuses.

UPDATED: Taiwanese CEO gives $12 million to UI

URBANA — A $12 million gift from a Taiwanese CEO will fund an innovative learning center at the University of Illinois, part of a top-to-bottom renovation of a major engineering building on campus.

Construction will begin in early 2017 on the Sidney Lu Center for Learning and Innovation at Illinois, a five-story addition to the Mechanical Engineering Building, 1206 W. Green St., U.

New UI director of bands to start job Aug. 16

Peterson's wife will also be joining faculty

URBANA — A music professor and band director from Ithaca College will be the new director of University of Illinois bands, the first permanent director of the prominent program since the sudden departure of Robert Rumbelow in 2013.

The UI announced the appointment of Stephen Peterson on Thursday, effective Aug. 16.

Top of the morning, April 17, 2015: Weekend media guide

Are you "Grown and Sexy"? Then, Mike Martin has the party for you.

The former Illini and NFL receiver is hosting the Spring Game Jam tonight at Urbana's Wyndham Garden Hotel. The event starts at 9 p.m. and features music provided by D.J. Simply C.

Updated: UI names new director of bands

New 4:20 p.m. Thursday

The new director of bands at the University of Illinois said the school is a destination job for him, and he said he plans to spend the rest of his career at the UI.

Six cities made pitches for Illini

CHAMPAIGN — Illini hoops in Moline?

Not this year, but arenas in the Quad Cities and the Chicago suburbs put in offers to host the five Illini games now scheduled for the state capital in November.

UI professor pay near top in Big Ten


CHAMPAIGN — Faculty at the University of Illinois continue to be among the highest compensated in the Big Ten, according to an annual ranking of faculty compensation released this week.

The other offers

Here are the major components of the unsuccessful contract proposals submitted to the UI, obtained by The News-Gazette under the Freedom of Information Act: