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It's Your Business: Error Records making plans at new home

Nathan Landolt has not only moved Error Records to downtown Urbana, but has also taken most of the space on the first floor at 123 W. Main St., U.

The record shop opened at its new location Tuesday and hopes to open its performing venue once the city gives approval.

"It's just a great location," Landolt said of the downtown spot.

Greg Heath's donation helping keep C-U music history alive

CHAMPAIGN — Greg "Flea" Heath really values three posters of a Willie Nelson show he promoted in Danville in 1989.

Combined, the posters are a bit of an oddity.

One advertises the event as being at the Danville baseball stadium. The stadium folks later canceled and the venue was changed to the Danville Civic Center.

So Heath had new posters made.

UI institute represents 'next step' for research

CHAMPAIGN — Say you invented a new coating for airplanes — a de-icer, for example.

To take the next step and put it on a plane, you would have to integrate it into the design of the plane itself, consider factors like weight, durability, quality control, environmental impacts, how it will fit into the fabrication process, how it fits in your company's economic model and more.

Top of the Morning, July 5, 2014

The scenery on both coasts might be better. But for a group of Illini currently biking from New York to San Francisco, nothing can top Nebraska.

Pension reform may be 'back to square one'

Expert: Justices' decision good for UI employees, bad for school's financial future

An Illinois Supreme Court ruling on state health insurance premiums could spell doom for the state's recent pension reform law, many court watchers agree.

Flash index: Growth slow but steady

URBANA — The University of Illinois flash index dropped slightly in June, indicating slow but steady growth in the Illinois economy, according to the economist who compiles the index.

The index — a weighted average of growth rates in corporate earnings, consumer spending and personal income — fell from 106.2 in May to 106 in June.

Top of the Morning, June 30, 2014: From the archives

There used to be a ballpark here.

And Strawberry Fields, but not forever.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman gave the University of Illinois $40 million and, Sinatra and the Beatles notwithstanding, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology will turn 25 this year.

Camp at UI aims to get girls focused on computing

URBANA — Calla Carter, then an excited 14-year-old, arrived at a computer science camp in Connecticut, checked in to the girls cabin and wondered, where is everyone?

Turns out she was the single girl out of 60 campers attending the camp.

"I was all on my own," she said of the experience from several years ago.

UI bands concert a toe-tapping good time

On the hazy but breezy evening of June 19, Interim Director of Bands Linda Moorhouse led the UI summer band in the first of their summer concerts on the UI Quad.

This concert, opening the 104th season of such concerts, might have been called "homecoming."

UI group gathers info on next president; Kennedy dispels rumor

URBANA — Board of Trustees Chair Christopher Kennedy has dispelled rumors about his candidacy for University of Illinois president.

Earlier this spring, the UI launched its search for President Bob Easter's replacement by assembling a search committee, hiring a search firm and, most recently, holding forums on the three campuses. Easter plans to retire next June.