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John Frayne | BACH impresses with Schutz's works

On April 8, Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, led by music director Joseph Baldwin, gave at Grace Lutheran Church, Champaign, a concert at which Heinrich Schutz's oratorio, "The Story of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ," was performed. On this occasion, Chester Alwes, founder of BACH, who retired last year, conducted the performance.

Ebertfest Day 1 | Chaz Ebert drops Truth bomb at opening reception

CHAMPAIGN — The first lady of Roger Ebert's Film Festival was late getting to town Wednesday, flying in too late from Los Angeles for a scheduled morning radio appearance, but Chaz Ebert wasn't about to miss the opening of the 20th annual film festival inspired by and named for her late husband.

Office Hours with Aldo: Jesse Ribot (w/ video)

On Thursdays throughout the semester, staff writer Adalberto Toledo will book an appointment with a UI professor. Today: University of Illinois geography Professor JESSE RIBOT, director of the Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy Program.

Studiodance II putting UI students' work on display

URBANA — It's the students' turn to dance.

Associate Professor Kirstie Simson said Studiodance II, which runs tonight through Saturday at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, is an opportunity to see the future of dance and choreography.

"In my mind it's always a special concert as it is students' work, and usually highly creative," Simson said,

UI speakers: Denounce hate speech, but don't silence it

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URBANA — When Erwin Chemerinsky was a law professor at the University of Southern California years ago, someone wrote a homophobic slur on a blackboard.

Procurement board recommends voiding contract for UI Health's records overhaul

SPRINGFIELD — A state procurement board has recommended voiding a multimillion-dollar contract for a new electronic records system at the University of Illinois health center and referred it to the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission for a conflict-of-interest review.

Clock is ticking on college choices

It’s April, and that means there’s one subject that’s off-limits in every household with an indecisive high school senior.

“What college did you pick?”

Krannert sets preview for 2018-19 Youth Series on May 2

URBANA — Next month, area teachers, school administrators, PTA members and youth advocates can get a preview of Krannert Center's 2018-19 Youth Series season and place orders for the upcoming school year.

The free event is set for 4 to 6 p.m. May 2. Refreshments will be served.

'Critical Conversation' speaker: Free-speech conflicts down, but tensions remain

URBANA — A noted constitutional scholar who will appear at the University of Illinois today says free-speech conflicts on college campuses appear to have eased a bit this year, but underlying tensions continue.

Champaign council documents point to another new high-rise in Campustown

CHAMPAIGN — Yet another high-rise could be coming to Campustown.