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Trustees committee backs promotions, appointments

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees' Governance, Personnel and Ethics Committee on Thursday advanced several key appointments for the UI's Urbana-Champaign campus. The board as a whole is expected to approve the promotions and appointments later this month at their meeting in Chicago.

Reusing the past

CHAMPAIGN — The demolition of a 60-year-old university residence hall that housed generations of college students creates one serious pile of rubble.

More than 10,000 tons, in fact.

UI to fight Uni teachers' unionization attempt

URBANA — The University of Illinois will fight an attempt to unionize teachers at University High School, arguing they make up only a fraction of the non-tenure-track faculty at the Urbana campus.

UI executive takes post at Arizona

CHICAGO — A top executive of the University of Illinois health system has resigned to take a position in Arizona.

Dr. Joe G. N. "Skip" Garcia, appointed just over two years ago by then-UI President Michael Hogan to be the system's vice president for health affairs, will be the new senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Arizona.

Updated: Raises ahead for many UI employees

URBANA — Many University of Illinois employees will receive an average raise of 2.75 percent next month, following an announcement by President Bob Easter on Monday.

Flash Index signals improving economy

URBANA — The University of Illinois Flash Index rose from 105.9 in May to 106.3 in June, its highest reading in nearly six years.

The index, compiled by economist J. Fred Giertz for the University of Illinois' Institute of Government and Public Affairs, indicates the Illinois economy is improving.

'Singing rats' show training might help aging voices

CHAMPAIGN — Mother Nature does a number on our voices as we get older, but a new study at the University of Illinois suggests vocal training might help.

Planned closure of Institute of Aviation might not end pilot training

CHAMPAIGN — With one year to go before the University of Illinois Institute of Aviation is shuttered, local officials with Parkland College and a not-for-profit defense contractor are considering a partnership to keep pilot training in Champaign-Urbana.

Bus company wants to reinstate some lawsuits

PAXTON — A Champaign charter bus service that filed 126 small-claims cases in Ford County — only to drop most of them later amid a backlash from University of Illinois students named as defendants — is now asking the court to allow some of the cases to be reinstated.

More than two-thirds of crops rated 'good'

A roundup of agricultural news:

SPRINGFIELD — Nearly 70 percent of the Illinois corn and soybean crops are rated either good or excellent, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.