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Wind turbine project gets new life in climate plan

URBANA – The on-again, off-again wind turbine project at the University of Illinois is back on, part of a new campus Climate Action Plan.

Danville man asks help in finding missing son, a UI senior

DANVILLE – A Danville man is asking for help in locating his missing son, a senior at the University of Illinois who was last seen in Danville more than a week ago.

Syed N. Ahmed of Danville said the last-known sighting of his 23-year-old son, Nizam Ahmed, a 2005 Danville High School graduate, was around 6 p.m. May 17 at Royal Donut, 2201 E. Main St., Danville.

Campus retailers hope to tempt townies with '13 Thursdays' for summer

CHAMPAIGN – Campustown merchants will again launch a "13 Thursdays" promotional campaign to draw shoppers to the campus business district this summer.

Retailers in that area are planning special events and offering discounts on Thursdays, beginning May 27 and continuing through Aug. 19, said Jill Guth, chair of the Campustown Business Group.

Always there for his patrons, cab driver has earned loyal regular following

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was written for the literary feature writing class of College of Media Interim Dean Walt Harrington. Zanona has taken a job with Roll Call in Washington, D.C.

By MELANIE ZANONA

For The News-Gazette

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WISCONSIN: Faculty at UW-Eau Claire, UW-Superior form unions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Faculty at University of Wisconsin campuses in Eau Claire and Superior are the first academic workers to form unions in the state.

Flash flood warning for parts of Champaign and Vermilion counties

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a  flash flood warning for northeastern Champaign County and northwestern Vermilion County in East Central Illinois until 8 p.m.

At 2:05 p.m., National Weather Service radar indicated thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall across the warned area. Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flash flooding to occur.

Dedication today for newest downtown sculpture in Urbana

URBANA – The city invited the public to a dedication Friday afternoon of a sculpture next to the Urbana Free Library.

The work, "Bench 9," was installed for a two-year placement, the third of four planned for the spring as part of a city project. It was to be dedicated at 3 p.m. Friday.

State senator repeats call for lower salary for UI president, freeze on tuition

CHICAGO — The president of the United States should not make less than the president of the University of Illinois, a state senator said Thursday.

UI Extension provides more detail on office consolidations throughout Illinois

As part of its plan to reduce costs, the University of Illinois Extension on Wednesday revealed some additional details on how it will organize county offices around the state.