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17-floor 'Hub on Campus' aims to open at Sixth and Green in August 2020

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CHAMPAIGN — The latest high-rise coming to Campustown could include a fitness center with a steam room, a study lounge, a business center, barbecue stations and a rooftop pool.

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Recipients of Time magazine's Person of the Year honor booked for speaking gigs this month at Foellinger Auditorium.

Fresh off last week's appearance by BARACK OBAMA, UI officials announced Tuesday that TARANA BURKE will speak to students at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18.

Focus of Champaign council's talks on 'The Yards': Who'll pay for what?

CHAMPAIGN — An expansion of the Illinois Terminal. A potential Division I hockey team. Another downtown hotel. Conferences. Residential properties. Induced development.

All were talking points at the first of three study sessions Tuesday night regarding a proposed hockey arena, hotel and residential building called The Yards in the southern area of downtown Champaign.

To Your Health | Canned foods great for warm fall soup

A common phrase for health-conscious grocery shoppers: "Shop the outside of the store for healthy choices!"

While the outside aisles usually have healthy options, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, this phrase is not accurate. The center aisles have plenty to offer to shoppers looking for nutritious, budget-friendly choices!

Downtown Champaign mega project covers whole nine 'Yards'

CHAMPAIGN — The name of the mega development proposed for downtown Champaign's south side: The Yards.

The price tag: a cool $200 million.

The status: At least some of the details will be shared at a joint meeting tonight of the city council and the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District board.

UI returns to top 50 in magazine's annual college rankings

URBANA — The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is back in the top 50 in the annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings, reversing a two-year slide.

The latest rankings, published Monday, have the UI's flagship campus at No. 46 among national universities, up from 52 in last year and third-highest of the 14 Big Ten schools.

Tropical storm's remnants filled up rain gauges in C-U, Illinois

Thanks to the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon, Champaign-Urbana — and the state of Illinois as a whole — have already topped the average rainfall mark for September.

Champaign-based state climatologist Jim Angel said 3.49 inches of rain fell locally over the weekend. C-U’s normal for the whole month is 3.13 inches.

Crime Stoppers | Man sought in robbery of student

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County Crime Stoppers needs help finding a man who robbed a University of Illinois student last week.

On Sunday, Sept. 2, at about 7 p.m., the student was walking on the sidewalk on Green Street between Neil and Locust streets when he was approached by a man who forcibly took his wallet.

Pet Talk | Thinking inside the box

By UI College of Veterinary Medicine

Call it "house soiling," "inappropriate elimination," "going outside the box" or whatever you like: It is a big problem for cat owners.

Though Miss Illinois didn't make the cut, 'she did a wonderful job'

Centennial graduate Grace Khachaturian didn't make the cut at Sunday's Miss America contest in Atlantic City, N.J.

After preliminaries, which lasted throughout the last week, the 51 contestants were cut to 15 at the outset of the 8 p.m. show, and Miss Illinois' name wasn't called.