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Ex-business dean named CEO of UI Hospital in Chicago

CHICAGO — Former business dean and presidential adviser Avijit Ghosh has been named CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital.

Top of the Morning, July 21, 2014: From the archives

It's so cliche to call Allerton Park a jewel, but cliches get that way for a reason.

Ask folks around here for their favorite public places and Allerton is always on the short list. It gets 100,000 visitors a year.

Crowdfunding campaign launched for dolls of historical women

University of Illinois students Supriya Hobbs and Janna Eaves came up with the idea for Miss Possible, a business that sells dolls based on actual women who contributed to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Researchers look to past for clues on record yield

A roundup of agriculture news

URBANA — University of Illinois agricultural economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good were curious.

How has this year's weather stacked up with the weather in years that produced high corn yields?

Big projects on pace on campus

Tough to think about on these unseasonably breezy July days, but school is just around the corner at the University of Illinois.

OK, the start of classes is still more than a month away, but housing officials, construction crews and campus rental agents are busy prepping.

Here's a look at some changes you will see on campus this fall.

FINE DINING: All UI athletes benefit from NCAA rule

CHAMPAIGN — The swanky Colonnades Club at Memorial Stadium hosts 1,000-plus Illinois football fans on Saturdays in the fall.

In the offseason, the calendar is crammed with wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and private parties.

Judge rejects Sinclair's argument on gun charge

URBANA — A Champaign County judge has rejected a former University of Illinois football staffer's constitutional challenge to the unlawful use of weapons statute.

A ruling issued by Judge Heidi Ladd Tuesday means aggravated unlawful use of weapons charges against Matt Sinclair, 31, of Savoy, will proceed.

UI to ask for 3.8 percent boost in state funding

The slides on the latest state economic update had titles like "Titanic Ahead" and "Worse News."

Despite the dire forecasts, the University of Illinois outlined a budget request Monday that asks the state for more money for fiscal 2016 — a $67.7 million operating budget increase, or about 3.8 percent more than the UI will get in the fiscal year that started July 1.

Partial demolition, renovation underway at fraternity house

CHAMPAIGN — Partial demolition has begun at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at Fourth and Chalmers streets in Champaign.

But the original part of the English Tudor-style house, built in 1908, will be preserved, with a new addition to the west and south replacing portions added in the 1920s and 1960s.

It's Your Business: Brownfield Sports settling into Urbana location

Brownfield Sports has moved to the former English Hedgerow location at the southeast corner of Lincoln and University avenues in Urbana.

"We moved over the (July 4-6) weekend," said Kristi Brownfield, who noted the shop had been at Lincoln Square for 12 years.