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WISCONSIN: Faculty at UW-Eau Claire, UW-Superior form unions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Faculty at University of Wisconsin campuses in Eau Claire and Superior are the first academic workers to form unions in the state.

Flash flood warning for parts of Champaign and Vermilion counties

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a  flash flood warning for northeastern Champaign County and northwestern Vermilion County in East Central Illinois until 8 p.m.

At 2:05 p.m., National Weather Service radar indicated thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall across the warned area. Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flash flooding to occur.

Dedication today for newest downtown sculpture in Urbana

URBANA – The city invited the public to a dedication Friday afternoon of a sculpture next to the Urbana Free Library.

The work, "Bench 9," was installed for a two-year placement, the third of four planned for the spring as part of a city project. It was to be dedicated at 3 p.m. Friday.

State senator repeats call for lower salary for UI president, freeze on tuition

CHICAGO — The president of the United States should not make less than the president of the University of Illinois, a state senator said Thursday.

UI Extension provides more detail on office consolidations throughout Illinois

As part of its plan to reduce costs, the University of Illinois Extension on Wednesday revealed some additional details on how it will organize county offices around the state.

Pretty good predictions on tablet computing from UI scientists - except timing

Before the University of Illinois invented the web browser, a team of UI researchers "invented" – in theory – a tablet computer with most of the features of Apple's iPad.

The year was 1988. The web browser, Mosaic, came five years later.

UI's Office of Public Engagement latest subject of review committee

URBANA – A team looking at a relatively new University of Illinois office found that some of its functions are in conflict with pre-existing units.

Comments on the Office of Public Engagement report are open until May 28, whereupon the UI will recommend further action, spokeswoman Robin Kaler said.

UI plan for vice presidents returns situation to first Ikenberry term

The proposed consolidation of top executive positions at the University of Illinois would give the UI two vice presidents, the same number Stanley Ikenberry had when he was president from 1979 to 1995.