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PODCAST: Don O'Brien on Curtis Lovelace

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Don O'Brien of the Quincy Herald-Whig reports on the latest in the case of Curtis Lovelace, the former University of Illinois football charged with first-degree murder in his wife's 2006 death. Lovelace was released on bond Tuesday as he awaits a second trial, scheduled for Oct. 24.



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Personal record

CHAMPAIGN — If Anne McIntyre were to write a memoir, she would not have to rely on her memory.

For the last 50 years, she's recorded her life in diaries, beginning on April 14, 1966:

"Today I got this diary. I also got something else. The mumps! I have them on the right side. Boy, do they hurt!"

Tasks ahead for Clinton

Hillary Clinton appears to have secured the Democratic nomination for president, according to the Associated Press count Monday, and can further seal the deal with today's contests in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and the Dakotas.

'An extraordinary opportunity'

URBANA — Since rehearsals began May 17 in Urbana for Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies' new play "Long Lost," he's trimmed 10 pages from his script.

He didn't make major changes — he cut lines here and there and re-arranged a few scenes.

Fortunately, the four-member cast has been "incredibly facile" at taking those revisions and running with them, he said.

Interim dean named for College of Media

URBANA — Graduate College Dean Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko has been named the interim dean of the College of Media, University of Illinois Provost Ed Feser announced Monday morning.

Chodzko-Zajko, who was appointed to his current position on Aug. 16, will continue to serve in both roles. He will replace former dean Jan Slater, who announced her resignation May 12 after her five-year review.

Mascot not high on list of trustees' concerns

URBANA — The debate over a new athletic mascot for the University of Illinois may consume fans, pro or con, but it's not exactly the top priority for UI trustees.

Board members say their focus is on more pressing issues — namely, the nonexistent state budget.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, June 5, 2016

We know that he'll make $21 million over six years, is living in downtown Champaign and will coach his first game on Sept. 3.

For more on the BMOC of Campustown, we asked 10 folks from Lovie Smith's past to tell us their best story about the UI's new football coach.


Wired-In: Hanze Ying

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, Hanze Ying, 26, co-founder of Hindered Polyurea Technology, which makes inexpensive polymers — long chains of molecules — that are useful in business and medicine.

Pet Talk: Golden group

By JIM MCFARLIN/University of Illinois Collegeof Veterinary Medicine

Wednesdays at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital are affectionately known as Golden Wednesdays.

UI system question settled for now

URBANA — Too big to be a single university, too small to be a system.

An identity crisis of sorts has dogged the University of Illinois for years as it grew to include three very different campuses in Urbana, Chicago and Springfield.

A new "Strategic Framework" settles the issue, at least for the next 10 years.