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Today's Special: Chinese native opens Kung Fu Korean BBQ near campus

CHAMPAIGN — A Shanghai native has opened a combination Chinese/Korean restaurant on the University of Illinois campus.

Helen Xu moved to the United States 20 years ago. Today, she is running Kung Fu Korean BBQ at 510 E. John St., C. The eatery, which employs seven, serves lunch and dinner.

Need a building? Someday you may just hit 'print'

CHAMPAIGN — Not in the business of printing money, a crew at a Champaign lab is printing barracks and barriers that will save taxpayers millions of bucks.

Wired In: Matt Caesar

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood chats with a high-tech entrepreneur. This week, meet MATTHEW CAESAR, co-founder and chief science officer of Veriflow and an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois. He has Ph.D.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Salt Fork River Art Festival

If you're not sick of festivals, there's a nice one that continues today at Sleepy Creek Vineyards north of Oakwood, about 20 miles east of Urbana. The Salt Fork River Art Festival, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., features more than 60 artists, makers and fine crafters, both local and from nearby states.

Part 50: Tales from a Polish immigrant, a Paralympian and acclaimed professors

In Chapter 50 of our yearlong series commemorating the UI's 150th birthday, we asked 10 grads who've gone on to big things to tell us about the Campustown places and spaces that made the most indelible impressions on them.

Ask 'Mimi,' Sept. 24, 2017

Who was your favorite guitarist at Ellnora?

No favorite, but I discovered great guitarists I had been unaware of, and almost everyone I heard was virtuosic. I woke up Sunday morning feeling uplifted by the music and the entire experience.

Sports-memoribilia appraiser can help you find out if fortune is in the cards

CHAMPAIGN — A few years ago, after he decided to turn his hobby of appraising vintage sports memorabilia into his full-time job, Michael Osacky took a look at a 1915 Cracker Jack complete baseball card set for someone.

The man figured the collection he inherited from family members was worth a couple thousand dollars.

UI professor emeritus: Global population boom begetting challenges

URBANA — Just within the lifetime of University of Illinois Professor Emeritus David Sherwood, the world's population has tripled to nearly 7.6 billion, and though the rate of growth is declining, U.N. data predict there will be another 2 billion of us by 2050.

UI program to be honored for expanded efforts to offer solace to those in need

CHAMPAIGN — Since 2008, the Education Justice Project at the University of Illinois has been working to transform the lives of incarcerated people and their families through higher education.

Since the 2016 presidential election, it expanded its reach to another marginalized group — immigrants.

UI engineering dean lays out his vision for provost job

URBANA — Andreas Cangellaris' goal for the University of Illinois is ambitious and straightforward: to make sure that the 21st century "has Illinois written all over it."

To do that, he said, the campus must assume "full ownership of our mission and our excellence," not depend on the state and its budgetary ups and downs.