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Woman charged with theft of credit cards

URBANA — A Champaign woman on probation for burglary for entering a business last year to use a forged check has been charged with a similar crime again.

Future uncertain for writing project funding

The University of Illinois Writing Project's Summer Institute is in its fourth year, and founder Gail Hawisher says it is some of the best professional development available for teachers.

"(Teachers) come away so excited, so enthusiastic to know they are part of this national community of teachers who focus on writing," she said.

Teachers' summer institute aims to improve writing

URBANA — When it's time for writing in Bridgett Laird's sixth-grade classroom, she'll hear a familiar refrain from at least a few of her students — "I don't have anything to write about."

Hogan: UI has 3 percent pool for raises

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URBANA — President Michael Hogan said Wednesday that cost-cutting has produced a 3 percent pool for merit raises for University of Illinois employees at all three campuses.

UI football player makes court appearance

URBANA — A University of Illinois football player accused of beating two men who were holding hands as they walked is due back in court next week.

Students get good start with dual credit

URBANA — Melissa Duong just graduated from Centennial High School and is a sophomore at the University of Illinois.

Freshman year? Who needs the time and expense, when you already speak Vietnamese and some Spanish, and you're moving on to a career in international business?

Indicator's rise makes return to recession seem doubtful

URBANA — The University of Illinois flash index rose by a full point in June, casting doubt on the possibility of a double-dip recession.

The index rose from 96.8 in May to 97.8 in June. It was the 13th consecutive month the index has risen.

President Hogan: Raises yes, furloughs no

CHICAGO — On the anniversary of his first day here, University of Illinois President Michael Hogan said that despite continuing economic problems, he is determined not to impose furlough days on UI employees next year, and that staff raises are forthcoming.

UI getting more advanced alert system

URBANA — The University of Illinois is replacing its 2-year-old Illini-Alert notification system with a more advanced system that police say will provide instant updates about campus threats on multiple platforms.

The UI signed a two-year contract this week with Rave Mobile Safety of Massachusetts, which provides services to more than 300 universities across the country.

UI's new halftime commercials tout graduates

The Wall Street Journal didn't exactly say employers would be "blown away" if they hire University of Illinois graduates — but this is television, after all.

The latest UI halftime commercials wrapped up filming on campus Wednesday, and strong breezes and windswept hair were the order of the day.