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UI student turns in $2,000 she found in parking lot Friday night

A University of Illinois student turned in $2,000 in cash she found in a parking lot Friday night.

According to a UI police report, the woman was walking with two men in the southwest parking lot of the Business Instructional Facility building, 515 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign, at 10:20 p.m. Friday when she discovered a wad of $20 bills totaling $2,000.

The woman turned the money over to police officers.

West African dance class now offered in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN – A new weekly West African dance class taught by Alseny Soumah is being offered from 6 to 7:20 p.m. Wednesdays at the Capoeira Academy, 32 E. Springfield Ave., C.

A master teacher, Soumah is adept at teaching students at a range of levels in the same class. The class operates on a "drop-in" basis; the cost for each class is $10 for students and $12 for the general public. Bulk-purchase discounts are available.

'Northern roots' musician begins stint at UI today

URBANA – Nationally known "northern roots" musician Tim Eriksen, who served as a music consultant for "Cold Mountain" and other movies, will be the Unit One/Allen Hall guest-in-residence from today through Thursday.

All events featuring him will be free and open to the public and will take place in Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory St., U.

It's Your Business: Pauly's joins bevy of barbecue joints

East Central Illinois has one more place to savor locally smoked and barbecued meats.

Pauly's BBQ opened on Friday in the former Tom's Dairyland in Arthur.

New Web site to share ideas, info on UI resources

URBANA – The University of Illinois has launched a new budget Web site to give students and employees input on how to best use scarce university resources.

The site, "Stewarding Excellence at Illinois," was created to provide a "one-stop source" for people who are curious about the ongoing budget review process, are working on a budget issue on campus, or want to offer ideas, UI spokeswoman Robin Kaler said on Friday.

UI officials impugn union's labor complaint

URBANA – The University of Illinois disputes a union complaint that its mandatory furloughs violated labor laws.

Drug addiction motivated burglary suspects, police say

Area police are trying to track down even more of the proceeds of a husband-and-wife burglary team nabbed Thursday for stealing thousands of dollars worth of appliances.

Interviews with Urbana and Champaign police and the Champaign County sheriff's office indicate that the couple may be responsible for as many as 11 burglaries in five subdivisions in the last five weeks. Big-ticket items like washers, dryers and stoves were stolen from homes under construction.

UI union cries foul over new furlough, pay-cut policies

URBANA – A union that represents visiting academic professionals at the University of Illinois has filed a formal complaint about the UI's new furlough policy.

Resources available for those dealing with medical issues

CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois-Chicago Division of Specialized Care for Children in Champaign is one of 13 regional offices and serves families in Champaign, Douglas, Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee, Macon, McLean, Moultrie, Piatt and Vermilion counties.

Through its staff of nurses, social workers and therapists, the agency provides coordination for care of children with disabilities and those who have conditions which may lead to disabilities, according to its Web site.

UI's Urbana employees told of separation program

URBANA – Urbana campus employees of the University of Illinois saw for the first time Tuesday a voluntary separation program that had been rumored since last week.

In a campuswide e-mail sent out late Tuesday afternoon, Elyne Cole, UI associate provost for human resources, told all academic professional employees and all civil service employees in Urbana that they may be eligible for up to $75,000 in separation pay.