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Bayless brings message of local food to Extension audience

For Chicago-based chef Rick Bayless, well-known for his commitment to using local ingredients in his dishes, one incident stands out in his memory for why he became passionate about supporting small, family farmers.

Scientific surveys set 'lightning' talks

A "Lightning Symposium" — as in quick, not thunder — will showcase the diverse work of the state scientific surveys later this week.

Agriculture news: Syngenta readies for expansion of Clinton facility

CLINTON — Syngenta has slated a Dec. 11 groundbreaking for a major expansion to its corn and soybean research-and-development facility in Clinton.

Upon completion, Clinton will become Syngenta's largest corn and soybean trial site in North America.

UPDATED: GEO, UI reach tentative accord

Updated 10 p.m. Tuesday.

URBANA — The union representing about 2,400 graduate employees at the University of Illinois has reached a tentative agreement with the UI.

UI credit union top alumni credit card issuer

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois VISA affinity card gained more new accounts in 2011 than any other college-affiliated credit card, according to a federal report.

The card — issued by the UI Employees Credit Union under an agreement with the UI Alumni Association — gained 3,452 new accounts in 2011.

Some optimism in UI-GEO talks, but union camping in Union overnight

URBANA — With the threat of a strike looming, members of the Graduate Employees' Organization expressed some optimism about the state of negotiations with the University of Illinois but at the same time said they wanted to send the message that they are committed to settling the contract, prompting many to pull an all-nighter at the Illini Union on Monday.

Officials estimate $45 million loss for UI if fiscal cliff deal isn't reached

URBANA — Scientists in the seven laboratories at the Institute for Genomic Biology are studying the essence of life.

From gene function to the classification of life forms to climate change, more than 140 professors from across campus collaborate on federally funded research worth more than $20 million.

Environmental Almanac: A view of the oldest living thing on campus

One of the perks of my position with the School of Earth, Society and Environment at the University of Illinois is an office in the Natural History Building on Green Street. Unfortunately, we'll all be clearing out for a large-scale renovation to begin within the next year.

Illini losses mean less money for Champaign-Urbana

CHAMPAIGN — Fighting Illini fans were hoping first-year head football coach Tim Beckman could bring more wins to Memorial Stadium.

Local businesses were hoping he could bring more people to Champaign County.

Scientists seek help in learning about digestive microbes

Wonder what sort of effect that leftover turkey, gravy, sausage stuffing and cranberry sauce sandwich followed by a slice of pumpkin pie lathered in whipped cream had on your gastrointestinal tract?

What about the half-finished turkey leg you slipped to the dog under the table? What did that do to Fido's digestive health?