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Disney's 'High School Musical' to grace Assembly Hall rink

The original is hitting the ice arena for an adaptation like no other.

"High School Musical: The Ice Tour" will make a pit stop at the Assembly Hall, and the title sounds exactly like what the show entails: a band of talented young entertainers recreating the familiar dance sequences on ice.

Governor's budget proposal has funds for UI's priorities

URBANA – Gov. Pat Quinn's budget would ease pressure for tuition increases at the University of Illinois and fund "long overdue" renovation projects on the UI's three campuses, top officials said.

The UI's top building priority – the renovation of Lincoln Hall – is among the $220 million in capital projects included in Quinn's budget plan, which must now go to the General Assembly.

Grease fire damages UI golf course's clubhouse

SAVOY – A fire at the clubhouse at the University of Illinois golf course Tuesday will keep golfers from getting hot dogs for a few days, but not from swinging those clubs.

Mike Wallner, director of golf for the Orange and Blue courses, said the courses would be open by 7 a.m. today for golf, but "the hot dogs are going to be on hold a few days."

Man who interrupted speech by Ayers won't be charged

URBANA — The Champaign County state’s attorney has decided not to charge a Dewey man in connection with his disruption of an activist’s speech on the University of Illinois campus last week.

Two UI College of Media administrators stepping down

URBANA – The University of Illinois College of Media will lose two top administrators this summer.

Dean Ron Yates has decided to step down, effective Aug. 15. And Walt Harrington, the head of the Department of Journalism, will relinquish that position and go back to teaching full-time when his current sabbatical ends. Both announced their decisions to college faculty and staff recently.

Cash taken from cafe at Siebel Center

URBANA – University of Illinois police are investigating the theft of several hundred dollars from a cafe at a campus building over the weekend.

Some time between 5 p.m. Friday and 3:50 a.m. Saturday, someone entered the Bevande Cafe at the Siebel Center for Computer Science, 201 N. Goodwin Ave., and stole between $700 and $900.

Students get taste of real life - with surprises - in court

URBANA – The courthouse evacuation wasn't in the script. Neither was the part about the expert witness forgetting his glasses.

A few bumps in the road aside, four future attorneys managed to get through their mock trial unscathed Monday – despite some concerns about the rather youngish jury.

Day care providers to get day of pampering, networking

Tori Ellis loves most everything about her job as an in-home day care provider and preschool teacher – the kids, teaching, being her own boss and working from her Westville home.

Dewey man arrested at Ayers event

URBANA – A Dewey man was arrested on the University of Illinois campus Thursday night for disrupting a speech by former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers.

UI spokeswoman Robin Kaler said Mark Thompson, 50, of rural Dewey, told UI officers following his arrest that he fully intended to disrupt Ayers' speech, the fourth one he had attended this week at Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory St., U.

Clothing search engine a winning idea for UI team

CHAMPAIGN – If you've ever bought clothes online and wondered if there was anything better – not in the shop next door, but out there in the virtual shopping universe – Fashion Latte may have the answer for you.

Fashion Latte is a visual search engine designed by University of Illinois students to look for clothes online. With it, shoppers will be able to browse dresses by color, pattern and cut using only visual information.