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University of Illinois

Dogs help researchers track turtles

OAKWOOD — It's sunny and cool early Wednesday morning in a quiet, mostly empty campground at Kickapoo State Park.

Vote expected on amended search-firm legislation

SPRINGFIELD — Area lawmakers have amended a bill limiting use of external search committees at Illinois public universities and predict that there will be floor votes on the measure (HB 5914) within the next week.

Renovation proposed for Chem Annex

URBANA — An 80-year-old chemistry building on the UI Quad would get a comprehensive update under a proposed renovation project.

The campus is planning a $22.9 million renovation of the Chemistry Annex, 601 S. Mathews Ave., U, on the east side of the Quad.

UI nearing policy on training after Penn State scandal

URBANA — A draft policy requiring mandatory sexual harassment training for all University of Illinois employees could take effect by July 1, according to UI officials.

A task force reviewing the UI's policies on sexual harassment and abuse is also considering expanded background checks for university employees.

Info sought on theft of items from UI Library

URBANA — University of Illinois police and Champaign County Crimestoppers are seeking the public's help in solving the thefts of three items from a locked wall display in the tunnel that connects the University of Illinois Undergraduate Library and the Main Library.

UI Police Training Institute could face June 30 closing

URBANA — A closing date of June 30 has been set for the University of Illinois Police Training Institute, pending approval from UI trustees.

With UI treatment, dog defies odds of cancer

URBANA — There are few things more grim for a dog than prostate cancer.

And when a little scrap of a dog named Bear was diagnosed with this disease in November 2010, nobody figured he'd live longer than six to nine months.

But Bear just wasn't ready to go that soon.

And his owners, Lisa and Tim Kappert of Mascoutah, have been all too willing to help him hang onto life.

Bill limiting search firms clears Senate committee

SPRINGFIELD — A bill aimed at limiting the use of external search committees at Illinois' public universities was approved unanimously Wednesday by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

Prussing to present resolution backing PTI

URBANA — Mayor Laurel Prussing has not been shy about verbalizing her disapproval of a state board's actions that encouraged the closure of the University of Illinois' Police Training Institute, and she hopes the city council will formalize its support for the institute when it meets this week.

For UI grads, years of work culminate in one day

URBANA — One hand in his right pocket and a new University of Illinois necktie draped over his right shoulder, Tyrone Green looks as casual as possible in his blue graduation gown and mortarboard.