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Graybar opening office at UI Research Park

CHAMPAIGN — Another Fortune 500 company is opening an office at the University of Illinois Research Park.

Graybar, which distributes networking products, announced its innovation lab Monday.

Five local chefs taming wild ingredients for annual dinner

MONTICELLO — Five well-known local chefs will prepare dishes — made with wild ingredients foraged from the Allerton Park forest and fields — for the third annual Forest-to-Mansion Dinner on Sunday at the Allerton Mansion.

Part 25: Favorite places of high-profile lawyers in government and with Redbox, Allstate and the Cubs

With the University of Illinois celebrating birthday No. 150 this year, we caught up with hundreds of graduates who've gone on to greatness. Every Tuesday and one Sunday a month throughout 2017, Managing Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales. Today, in Part 25: The lawyers edition.

Whitman gets tough questions from full UI senate

URBANA — The presentation was heavy on finances — including the $50 million the University of Illinois expects to get from the Big Ten Conference next year, mostly from its new TV deal.

Top of the Morning, May 2, 2017

Checking in with a pair of UI heavyweights who continue to put up a good fight:

— Hall of Famer Lou Henson is due back in Champaign on Friday. The all-time winningest basketball coach in UI history is coming off a three-week stay at Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he was diagnosed with influenza and a staph infection in his lungs.

Wired In: Emma Mercier

Each week, Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet EMMA MERCIER, a University of Illinois curriculum and instruction professor with a doctorate from Stanford. A native of Ireland, Mercier, 37, still eats meat sometimes, but teaches children about its impact on our environment, in terms of both the carbon and water it takes to produce.

Ask 'Mimi,' April 30, 2017

Isn't Krannert Center approaching its 50th anniversary?

Bike to Work (or Campus) Day set Tuesday

Tuesday is the day to leave the car at home for Bike to Work (or Campus) Day.

Ten welcome stations across the community will be open from 7 to 10 a.m. offering free snacks, coffee and Bike Month 2017 T-shirts to cyclists.

Garth Brooks on C-U: 'This place stays forever young'

CHAMPAIGN — Friday night's performance at State Farm Center was show No. 325 on his world tour with wife Trisha Yearwood, but Garth Brooks hasn't grown tired of playing any of his greatest hits.

Not even "Friends in Low Places."

UI grad student hopes new statue engineers change in attitudes

URBANA — It's taken some time, but Sakshi Srivastava's determination to get a statue honoring women in engineering on the University of Illinois campus is finally paying off.

The life-size statue, a gift from Texas Instruments, is scheduled to be unveiled at its home on the east side of the Micro and Nano-technology Laboratory, 208 N. Wright St., with a ceremony at 2:15 p.m. today.