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Jim Dey: As long as it's a free country ...

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As the University of Illinois band finished its halftime performance at Tuesday's men's basketball game against Rutgers, the moral reprobates did it again.

Search for sustainable fuels drives researchers at UI's new bioenergy center

A Midwest crop of the future: grasses and other plants that produce their own oils to be used as fuel or byproducts.

That's the vision behind a new bioenergy research center being launched today at the University of Illinois with help from a five-year, $115 million grant from the Department of Energy, one of the largest ever received by the campus.

Illinois Theatre: Assassins

Images from a rehearsal of "Assassins"  Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, J.W. Morrissette, director, Justin M.

Prosecutors OK with delaying trial for accused kidnapper

URBANA — Prosecutors for the U.S. government said Wednesday they have no objection to continuing the jury trial of accused kidnapper and killer Brendt Christensen.

Less than two weeks ago, the government announced it intends to seek the death penalty for the former University of Illinois student accused of the kidnapping resulting in death of visiting scholar Yingying Zhang, 26.

Lawmakers look to see if UI professor's pension fix adds up

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers took their first look Tuesday at a plan developed by University of Illinois mathematics Professor Runhuan Feng to issue up to $107 billion in bonds for payments to the state's underfunded pension systems.

UI admins surprised by grad-student union's intent-to-strike notice

URBANA — Campus administrators expressed surprise Monday at the intent-to-strike notice filed by the union representing graduate students at the University of Illinois.

UI chancellor defends move to put Rosenstein on paid leave

URBANA — Chancellor Robert Jones is defending the move to put a professor arrested at State Farm Center last week on paid leave, saying it is not a disciplinary action.

'It's time to rip the Band-Aid off'

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URBANA — The student government at the University of Illinois is pushing the school to remove all remaining Chief Illiniwek images from campus.

UI grad-student union files notice of intent to strike

URBANA — With a bargaining session scheduled for Tuesday, the union representing graduate students at the University of Illinois has officially started the countdown clock to walk off the job.

Proposal for Campustown's 5th luxury high-rise in 10 years raises eyebrows

Plans by an out-of-state developer to build the fifth upscale student-housing high-rise of the decade have some wondering whether that's what Campustown needs.

"Nuts" was the first word that came to local preservationist Susan Appel's mind when she heard about the proposed 14-story, 218-unit luxury living project pegged for the northwest corner of John and Fourth streets.