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UI research park board will make decision on next developer by summer's end

CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois plans to choose a developer for the next phase of its technology research park by the end of the summer.

Body of UI researcher found in Niagara River

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — The body of a University of Illinois researcher was found in the Niagara River below Niagara Falls and his identity confirmed by New York authorities.

Small business center in Champaign hoping for a rescue

CHAMPAIGN – The Small Business Development Center in Champaign could go out of business itself if a rescue doesn't come soon.

Potential users imagine benefits of Big Broadband in Champaign-Urbana

By JOEL STEINFELDT For The News-Gazette

CHAMPAIGN – This summer, Tanya Weatherly will again decide between having Internet access at home and paying her other utility bills.

Research Park board to discuss developer for expansion

A board that oversees the University of Illinois Research Park is closer to a decision on who will take on the park's expansion, but that decision is not likely to happen at the board's meeting this week.

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INDIANA: Bloomington joins Arizona boycott over new law

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Elected officials in the city that hosts the main campus of Indiana University plan to boycott Arizona businesses over that state's new immigration law.

Report on Police Training Institute questions its place at UI

CHAMPAIGN – A budget review report on the University of Illinois Police Training Institute says the unit does a good job of training officers, but has little connection to the UI's educational mission.

UI researcher believed to have jumped into Niagara Falls; body has not been found

URBANA – A bioengineering researcher from the University of Illinois is missing at Niagara Falls in upstate New York.

Jayandran Palaniappan, 34, of Champaign, a native of India, is believed to have jumped into the falls on May 11, according to UI police Lt. Roy Acree, who is assisting New York State park police in their investigation into the missing man.

When students leave Champaign-Urbana for summer, so do hundreds of volunteers

As a 24-hour operation, the Crisis Nursery of Champaign County relies heavily on volunteers – up to 175 a week.

In fact, volunteers keep the doors of the shelter open, said volunteer coordinator Kim Gollings.

UI begins process of choosing new interim dean for College of Media

URBANA – As its future is debated by a budget review team, the University of Illinois College of Media has begun the process of choosing a new interim dean.

Walt Harrington, who took on the interim job last August after former Dean Ron Yates stepped down, agreed to serve for a year while the college found a permanent replacement.