University of Illinois

University of Illinois

UI suggests turbine could be moved

URBANA – As the costs of a University of Illinois wind turbine increase, south Urbana residents worried how the turbine would affect their property values brought more questions to a second public meeting on Monday night.

'Grand Re-Opening' set at University YMCA

CHAMPAIGN – There are no changes to the familiar wood-paneled walls, no changes in a thoughtful, energized atmosphere with a nose of Thai cookery.

But with new elevators and an exterior stairway, the 70-year-old University YMCA is more accessible to all of its users.

UI not interested in hosting '12 presidential debate

Large auditorium? Check. Lots of parking? Check. A nearby airport and interstate? Check.

Three thousand hotel rooms? There are 3,469 in the county, says Cory Hatfield, the sales director of the Champaign County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Air-conditioning? Not so much.

The University of Illinois has been invited to host a 2012 presidential debate.

Service workers union votes to authorize strike

URBANA – A University of Illinois union voted overwhelmingly Friday to authorize a strike if its leaders deem that step necessary.

Ricky Baldwin, a field organizer for Service Employees International Union Local 73 said 98 percent of its food service workers and 94 percent of its building service workers voted to authorize a strike after negotiating for over six months.

UI sets next meeting on wind turbine in Urbana

URBANA – The University of Illinois will hold a second public meeting next week to update residents whose homes could lie in the shadow of a proposed 400-foot wind turbine just south of the city limits.

The meeting will convene on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St.

Learning Resource and Research Center Building at the Illinois Fire Service Institute

the dedication of the new Learning Resource and Research Center Building at the Illinois Fire Service Institute on UI campus in Champaign on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.

Capital projects in East Central Illinois

Area projects financed through the state’s $31 billion capital improvement program struck down this week by an Illinois appellate court include: 


Fire Service Institute dedicating new center

CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois Fire Service Institute plans to dedicate its new Learning Resource and Research Center at 10 a.m. today.

The 21,000-square-foot building on the institute's 27-acre grounds at 11 Gerty Drive, C, will have several components:

– A library with more than 18,000 items in its multimedia collection.

UI service union to vote on strike authorization

URBANA – University of Illinois service employees will vote on authorizing a strike and picket negotiations with the administration.

Voting is Thursday, all day. The picket will take place at 8 a.m. Friday at Florida Avenue Residence Halls, 1001 College Court, U. An hour later, negotiations will begin at the same place.

Littelfuse holds open house with a bang

CHAMPAIGN – Put a 31,000-ampere, 600-volt electrical current through 10-gauge wire, and what do you get?

A brilliant flash, a loud explosion, clouds of smoke – and a vaporized wire.

Then, engineers at Littelfuse's high-power testing lab in Champaign repeated the demonstration, using one of the company's circuit-protection devices.