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Pet Talk: Keep animals safe when winterizing house

Cold weather is here. It's time to winterize the car, pull out the space heaters and thwart invading rodents. For pet owners, however, these common seasonal activities should be approached with caution because of the potential for hazardous outcomes for pets.

Violations frequent at UI fraternities, sororities; repairs often delayed

By JANELLE O’DEA and ROBERT HOLLY/CU-CitizenAccess.org
 
City safety inspectors find hundreds of fire hazards and safety violations in fraternities and sororities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign each year, yet it can take months before some violations are corrected, inspection documents show.
 
Almost all of the 60 fraterniti

UI hosts symposium on hip hop, punk

URBANA — On Dec. 5-6, the University of Illinois will host the symposium "Hip Hop and Punk Feminisms" at the Asian American Cultural Center lounge, 1210 W. Nevada St., U.

Privately-owned housing also subject to inspection

By JANELLE O’DEA and ROBERT HOLLY/CU-CitizenAccess.org

In addition to fraternities and sororities, inspectors visit 15 privately-owned residences that fall under the certified housing rules, such as Bromley Hall, Illini Tower and Newman Hall.

State announces funding for UI, Parkland projects

The state  this week announced about $2 million of funding for University of Illinois and Parkland College construction projects.

The projects are part of the state's capital construction program, called Illinois Jobs Now!, signed by Gov. Pat Quinn in 2009. The projects will be managed by the Illinois Capital Development Board.

Illinois bands corner

The University of Illinois bands are a beloved institution in Champaign-Urbana. Here is what they are doing this weekend:

Thursday

7 p.m.: Basketball Band at Illini women's game against Southern Illinois, State Farm Center

Friday

8 p.m.: Basketball Band at Illini men's game against Chicago State, State Farm Center

Nov. 27

2 with ties to UI get awards for ingenuity

WASHINGTON — Two men with connections to the University of Illinois were honored Tuesday with American Ingenuity Awards at the Smithsonian, along with eight others.

Photographic memory? Negative

UI prof says recollections of JFK's death in 1963 are vivid but not exactly correct

Even though 50 years have passed since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, many who were alive then have vivid memories of that day and the days that followed.

But that memory may not be exactly correct.

Students want to end UI investment in coal

URBANA — Students voting in an online campus referendum this week overwhelmingly supported a move to end University of Illinois investments in coal.

The activist group UIUC Beyond Coal gathered 4,238 signatures to place a question before students in an online ballot asking: "Do you support the University of Illinois' endowment removing investments in coal by the year 2017?"

Updated: UI trustees fire tenured engineering professor

SPRINGFIELD — The University of Illinois Board of Trustees fired a tenured professor Thursday.

Trustees moved to immediately dismiss and revoke the tenure of engineering Professor Louis Wozniak, who has taught on the Urbana campus for almost 50 years.