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New UI band director says he's in it for the long haul

CHAMPAIGN — The new band director at the University of Illinois is finally all moved in to his office at the Harding Band Building. And, like others before him, Stephen Peterson isn't planning on leaving any time soon.

The Future Five, Aug. 24, 2015


Getting Personal: Jaylin McClinton

This week, 21-year-old Jaylin McClinton chats with staff writer Paul Wood. Formerly of Chicago, the new student trustee for the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois is full of vigor on the eve of a new semester.

Tell us something we don't know about you.

Pet Talk: The downside of outdoor cats

By Dr. Nichole Rosenhagen/University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

The UI Wildlife Medical Clinic is currently caring for several animals that were attacked by cats.

The image above is a baby mourning dove that was brought to us with wounds over his wings and a large laceration over his crop, a pouch used to store food.

UI freshman class gets formal welcome

In her first public address since being named acting chancellor, Barb Wilson told more than 7,000 wide-eyed University of Illinois freshmen she could relate to what they're about to go through.

UI pans proposal to ditch parking ordinance

CHAMPAIGN — The days leading up to the start of classes at the University of Illinois turn Campustown into a madhouse, as thousands will experience first-hand this weekend.

With so many students moving in, roads are jammed, lots are filled and street parking is nowhere to be found.

Repair, replacement ahead for menorah at Illini Chabad

CHAMPAIGN — The 9-foot menorah that was knocked down outside of the Illini Chabad Jewish Center early Wednesday morning will be temporarily fixed and replaced Sunday morning, Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel said.

And they're back: Students return to UI for fall semester

Today is move-in day at the University of Illinois. 
Acting Chancellor Barbara Wilson is helping move new UI students in to their campus rooms.
Traffic around campus will be congested and some streets are one-way for today.

New branding debuts for Willard

SAVOY — Willard Airport supporters are rallying behind the banner of the airport's new slogan, "I Fly CU."

With more than 120 local business, government and educational leaders cheering them on, former Champaign City Manager Steve Carter, Savoy Village Board Member Joan Dykstra and Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing unveiled the airport's new logo Wednesday afternoon.