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Crowds have declined, but thousands still expected for Greek Reunion

Quiet for most of the summer, Campustown will take on a busier look this weekend.

Thousands of University of Illinois students are due back for the annual Greek Reunion,

"I've gotten to know so many kids in school and I haven't seen them all summer," UI sophomore-to-be Charlie Donohue said. "It is nice to see what they have all been up to."

Music to AD's ears: Construction on schedule

SAVOY — Josh Whitman didn't waste the opportunity in front of a captive crowd of Illinois supporters.

$10.8 million 'town center' planned for UI Research Park

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CHAMPAIGN — A proposed expansion of the University of Illinois Research Park would bring apartments, restaurants and retail space in a single mixed-use building just south of the I Hotel on the park's west side.

Wired In: Stephen Cheng

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, Stephen Cheng, 22, is co-CEO, and co-founder, with his twin brother William, of ExoWear.

Studio Visit: Linda Lehovec

Studio Visit is a Q&A with an artist. Linda Lehovec, 55, of Philo is an associate professor of dance at the University of Illinois, a choreographer and with her husband, Brian Behrns, co-owner of Dancing Dog Eatery & Juicery in Urbana. Lehovec recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli. 

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, July 10, 2016

In part 3 of our continuing series, we asked some of the area's famous formers to tell us what they remember most about where they grew up here.

Top of the morning, July 9, 2016

I'd recommend taking Sunday's tour of Allerton Mansion if only for the chance to bump into the "Lady in White." She's the ghost of either Robert Allerton's stepmother or his fiancee who — as the story goes — has scared the bejesus out of staff and guests through the years.

UI athete gets court supervision for damaging menorah

URBANA — A University of Illinois softball player who admitted she damaged a religious symbol on campus last winter has been sentenced to a year of court supervision.

UI trustees to meet at O'Hare hotel

A special meeting of the University of Illinois board of trustees has been called for Friday and Saturday at the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport.

The only item on the two-day agenda: "employment or appointment-related matters," which trustees will consider in executive session.

Animal rights group sues UI, 3 others over open records

An open records lawsuit filed by an animal rights group against the University of Illinois is one of four the southern California non-profit has against universities.

The Beagle Freedom Project is also suing the University of Texas and the University of Missouri, and won a lawsuit against Stony Brook University.