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Champaign man arrested in Campustown mugging

URBANA — A Champaign man was arrested for allegedly robbing a man of his phone as he walked on an Urbana street early Saturday.

Assistant State's Attorney Matt Banach said a 21-year old Urbana man and a 21-year-old Champaign woman were walking on Goodwin Avenue near Springfield Avenue when they saw Max D. Supple, 23, of the 500 block of West Green Street, Urbana, yelling at someone.

Volunteers sought to pack meals at Memorial Stadium

CHAMPAIGN — Hundreds of volunteers are being sought to sign up to help package close to 150,000 meals for the hungry at the University of Illinois' Memorial Stadium next month.

UI researcher using skill, will to prevent farm accidents like his

By Robert Holly

Robert "Chip" Petrea was trying to feed damp yellow hay into a red baler on a wet Sunday afternoon in 1978, but the machine refused to pick it up.

UI student proposes statue of female engineer on campus

URBANA — Nothing against "Grainger Bob," but what about "Grainger Jane?"

UI's 94th Engineering Open House makes fun easy as pi

URBANA — The wind's a little chilly at the Engineering Open House, but the sounds are of Caribbean warmth.

Just north of the Illini Union, the I-Pan Steel Drum Band is playing in a food tent Friday at the University of Illinois event.

Gamers will recognize this tune, a band member says.

Top of the Morning, March 15, 2014

In Monday's News-Gazette, we will publish an NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket. To help you fill it out, we've enlisted the UI's bracketologist: Sheldon Jacobson. To those on campus, he's known as a computer science professor. To those trying to determine if Wichita State will reach the Final Four, he's a data-generating lifesaver.

Refurbished Alma Mater due back on campus in April

After years of a streaky, blue-green complexion, Alma Mater has a new look.

The central figure in the iconic University of Illinois sculpture has had a makeover, though she still needs some joint rehab and a good waxing.

Donor pays tribute to hardworking dad

When John Groce flew his Illinois basketball team to Oregon for a nationally televised game in December, Philip Sarnecki and his wife, Heidi, got to tag along for the ride.

The time before that, it was Groce who was the guest — at the Sarneckis' home, in Kansas of all states, with the orange-and-blue full court for a basement and the big Chief Illiniwek painted on the wall.

Engineering Open House: Big weekend on UI campus

Everything from concrete crushing to androids to lip balm has a place at the 94th annual Engineering Open House, which is Friday and Saturday on the University of Illinois campus — which features plenty of other events to attract visitors this weekend.

More than 250 free exhibits make up the Engineering Open House, which also welcomes future engineering students to the UI.

Dublin bound: UI band departing for visit to Ireland

Everything was set for the Marching Illini's trip to Ireland's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade — until Aer Lingus workers decided to strike.

An employee union called a strike at the Irish airline for Thursday, the long-awaited travel day for the UI delegation.