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UI, union to meet again next week

Negotiators for the University of Illinois and its building and food service workers will meet again next week.

After two days of negotiations, building and food service workers still don't have a contract agreement with the University of Illinois.

UI joins volunteers for day of service

URBANA — The University of Illinois is joining forces with community volunteers to host a new "day of service" next month, including an effort to pack 146,000 meals for the poor.

Bar association: Restrict law school loans, redo curricula

CHAMPAIGN — An Illinois Bar Association report says government lending restrictions and a reordering of law school curricula are the best ways to control the growing debt load that law students face.

The report, issued last week after a series of hearings around the state, recommends that:

UI, Mayo get $2.2 million for research on ultrasound, breast cancer diagnosis

URBANA — When something suspicious turns up on a standard mammogram, an ultrasound can be used to provide a few more clues about how dangerous it might be.

UI, union to meet again Tuesday

URBANA — University of Illinois officials and members of a campus labor union are scheduled to meet again at 9 a.m. Tuesday after the two sides failed to reach an agreement on Monday.

Representatives from the University of Illinois and Service Employees International Union Local 73 negotiated for six hours on Monday.

Pet talk: A spring reminder on danger of poisons

By Hannah Pitstick/University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Letter from Birdland: Getting up close and personal with cows

In Birdland, the calendar says spring is coming soon, and on a sunny day like today, 30 degrees can seem almost balmy.

But I'm writing from campus today because this weekend is the Engineering Open House and other open houses and tours. The University of Illinois is alive with kids — from grade school on up, walking in groups between exhibits.

UI uses hundreds of cameras to investigate crime; more on the way

URBANA — Be sure to smile the next time you walk through the University of Illinois campus.

There's a good chance you are being watched on a UI police camera.

UI police have increased the number of surveillance cameras monitoring activity in the campus area from 13 in 2008 to 900 today, and the police department plans on adding another 200 cameras before the end of 2013.

Jazz Professor Chip McNeill throws himself into his work

By Samantha Kiesel

Chip McNeill walks down the hall in his black sneakers as jazz music floods the basement of Smith Hall. He waves with his left hand to a couple of students and clutches a soprano saxophone in his right.

UI department head already has big plans — and much centers on new works

URBANA — If you're a fan of new plays, you're in luck. So is Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, the new head of the University of Illinois Department of Theatre.