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Appellate court rules in favor of UI unions

The Illinois appellate court has ruled in favor of a pair of unions at the University of Illinois.

Faculty at University High School and non-tenure track faculty on campus recently formed unions, but the UI appealed the decision.

Third fundraiser raises stakes for Center for Wounded Veterans

URBANA — As a veteran himself, Kyle Kostelecky has seen what can happen to wounded veterans trying to adjust to college life, or life in general, and the pride that prevents them and their families from asking for help.

They've been trained by military life to pull up their bootstraps and stand on their own.

'Call me Tim'

URBANA — "President-elect Timothy Killeen" has a lot of syllables.

"Call me Tim," the incoming University of Illinois president told a faculty governance group Thursday.

Delays, cancellations plague Willard


Taking an expensive taxi from Willard Airport in Savoy to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago may not make much sense, but taxi driver Stephen Love knows that two to three times a week his company gets passengers who do just that.

Road to recovery

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CHAMPAIGN — A visitor's first glimpse of Campustown from the west is not exactly postcard material.

UI videos take aim at sexual assault on campus

CHAMPAIGN — It's on us.

The slogan you may have heard on television commercials urging viewers to speak out against sexual assault is gaining traction at the University of Illinois, with Illini athletes and campus leaders joining the cause.

AbbVie opens site at UI Research Park

CHAMPAIGN — A global biopharmaceutical company opened a research facility on the University of Illinois campus Tuesday.

Updated: Solar farm construction to start in spring at UI

CHAMPAIGN — This time next year, students at the University of Illinois could be studying under lights powered by energy from the sun — at least in part.

A long-awaited "solar farm" considered a key step in the UI's transition to renewable energy is moving into the design phase, with construction expected to start in the spring.

Jim Dey: UI received hundreds of letters about rehiring Kilgore

Hear more from Dey Wednesday at 10 on WDWS.

With the start of the new semester underway, it won't be long before the Peck's Bad Boy of the University of Illinois faculty is back in the classroom shaping young minds.

Dave Downey: Ahead of his time

Here's a telling story about Dave Downey:

When the Illini basketball legend married his high school sweetheart in Canton, Ill., he asked a good friend and teammate, Bill Burwell, to be a groomsman.