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Teen wanted in campus shooting now in custody

Surveillance video from Green and Third

URBANA — A Champaign teen wanted in last weekend's fatal shooting near the University of Illinois campus has been arrested.

Jim Dey: Journalism professor's death offers learning opportunity

The recent death of former University of Illinois journalism Professor William Gaines is a sad reminder of two important realities — one affecting the public and the other investigators everywhere.

Although his name may not ring a bell, Gaines was one of this country's great investigative reporters. He won two Pulitzer Prizes during his nearly 40-year career at the Chicago Tribune.

UI 48th on Forbes' new list of best schools for international students

URBANA — A new Forbes list of the best U.S. schools for international students places the University of Illinois 48th despite its top-five ranking for international enrollment.

The magazine's first-ever list of 50 Best U.S Colleges for International Students is dominated by private institutions, with all but one top-10 school in the Northeast.

Illinois Theatre: Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea

Images from a rehearsal of Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea in the Studio Theater at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana on on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Directed by guest director Tyrone Phillips, the play runs Sept. 29-Oct. 14.

Go figure, Sept. 28, 2016

A numerical look at local headlines:


Days since a $133 million winning lottery ticket was sold at the Tuscola BP, and still no one has come forward.

Illini-Alerts' main goal: Steer public clear of campus emergencies

CHAMPAIGN — When shots rang out in Campustown early Sunday, a series of emergency messages were relayed to 65,000 students, employees, parents and others signed up for Illini-Alerts.

Campustown shootings: 'Senseless'

CHAMPAIGN — What was supposed to be a celebratory first day in office for Illinois’ new chancellor instead has Robert Jones tending to a tragedy.

“A life has been taken. Four others have had their own forever changed. The families and friends who know them are shaken,” Jones wrote in an email to faculty, staff and students Sunday afternoon.

Pet Talk: Animals galore at UI Vet Med Open House


Did you know there is such an animal as a Pac-man frog? They're also known as South American horned frogs, but they earned the nickname because of their round shape and large mouth.

At next Sunday's Vet Med Open House at the University of Illinois, Huckleberry the Pac-man frog will help educate the public about the art and science of veterinary medicine.

Dear UI Chancellor ...

We asked UI students: What’s your advice for Chancellor Robert Jones?

Jordan Yavari, president of Chi Omega sorority:

Getting Personal: Eric Snodgrass

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 36-year-old Mahomet resident Eric Snodgrass, the director of undergrad studies for the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois, chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood. Snodgrass is the co-founder of Agrible Inc.