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Groovin' in the Grove

It's going to get mighty loud on First Street.

Veteran rockers Cheap Trick and Styx have played on the University of Illinois campus before, but never like this, at Grange Grove.

In fact, this is the first time there has ever been a major concert at the former parking lot just west of Memorial Stadium.

John Frayne: Harp concerts were top-notch

After the big rush of performances at the end of the UIUC spring semester, one of the anticipated musical joys is the Illinois Summer Harp Class, a series of classes and concerts organized by UI Professor of Harp Ann Yeung. I attended a pair of these events, the first one on June 2 in Smith Memorial Hall.

Zuppke's 'other' talent now on display

URBANA — Many Big Ten fans know of Bob Zuppke as the College Football Hall of Fame coach whose Illini won four national titles, seven conference crowns and a place in sports lore as the inventor of the huddle.

What many don't know is that Zuppke was as gifted with a paint brush as he was a play caller.

UI has phone, email outage at midday

URBANA — A routine software change inadvertently led to a brief campuswide phone and email outage over the lunch hour Wednesday at the University of Illinois.

UI researchers on team behind black hole breakthrough — again

URBANA — Somewhere in space or time, Albert Einstein must be beaming.

For the second time, a team of global researchers has discovered gravitational waves emanating from the collision of two black holes in the distant universe, solidifying a key part of Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity.

Madigan responds to UI faculty plea on budget

URBANA — A campus resolution urging state lawmakers to settle a year-long budget impasse prompted a two-page response from House Speaker Michael Madigan but it was mostly political finger-pointing, exasperated University of Illinois faculty say.

Champaign honors tech-savvy volunteer

Technically, David Frye retired from the University of Illinois eight years ago. But at age 60, the former senior software engineer is still on the go.

To Your Health: Brighten up your coleslaw with fresh radishes

By Beth Peralta 

Grilling season is upon us! What is your go-to side dish when it comes time to make up your favorite summer meal?

'Cranking it no matter where we are'

CHAMPAIGN — Two of Illinois' biggest bands are about to perform at Illinois' newest outdoor venue.

Cheap Trick and Styx perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Grange Grove, west of Memorial Stadium.

It's a bit of a homecoming.

Cheap Trick, which came out of Rockford, often played in Champaign-Urbana at Chances R and other bars before hitting it big.

Wired In: Alexander Scheeline

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, University of Illinois Professor Emeritus Alexander Scheeline, 64. He's the president of SpectroClick Inc. and a music lover in his spare time.