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Teen gets wish: to help favorite team during UI homecoming

When the Fighting Illini beat Northwestern this weekend, they had an extra member of the coaching staff to thank: 16-year-old Trenton Faullin.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation made Trenton's dream — serving as an honorary Illinois football coach for homecoming — a reality.

UI disputes arbitrator decision in GEO case

URBANA — The Graduate Employees' Organization won its case against the University of Illinois in arbitration, but the Urbana campus is contesting that decision.

The GEO released the Sept. 20 arbitration decision Monday.

One of first Peace Corps volunteers treasures his time overseas

Fifty years ago, the Berlin Wall was not yet built, the term "Peace Corps" had just been invented and John F. Kennedy's idealism took hold in a young Army Reservist named Ron Peters.

Inspired by Kennedy, and his uncles' tales of overseas duty in World War II, Peters decided to see the world and use his teaching experience in a developing country.

Police seek help with repeat theft offender

URBANA — The University of Illinois Police Department is seeking help to catch a repeat theft offender.

According to a UI press release, "Andra D. Brent has a long history of entering UI buildings and committing daytime thefts from offices left unattended."

Homecoming parade ready to step off tonight

     This year's University of Illinois Homecoming Parade gets underway tonight at 6 p.m.

Champaign native wins humanitarian honor

URBANA — Champaign native A. Mark Neuman was selected for the 2011 University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanitarian Award.

He is the first person to receive the award since 2000.

He will be honored during the UI's homecoming ceremonies.

UI finds more inaccurate data on law school admissions

By The News-Gazette

CHAMPAIGN — In an investigation into the past 10 years of College of Law test scores and grade point averages, the University of Illinois has determined that inaccurate data were reported for four of those years.

Homecoming parade to affect campus area traffic Friday evening

Several streets in the heart of the University of Illinois campus will be closed for the UI's homecoming parade, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday.

Vintage Weekend schedule

American Street Rod Association Vintage Weekend 2

Rantoul National Aviation Center, Rantoul


4 p.m.: Taylor Studios tour (for vehicle registrants); meet at T&T Tavern, 101 N Century Blvd., Rantoul.

UI professor wins NIH New Innovator honor

URBANA — Tricking dangerous bacteria into becoming harmless ones is the goal of a prize-winning chemist at the University of Illinois.

Douglas A. Mitchell, 31, is a winner of the 2011 National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award, one of two in the state (the other at Northwestern University).