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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. 

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.

Family Life: Minimizing the effects of change on your child

By Chelsey Byers Gerstenecker

Change happens. Some changes are big, such as getting married or divorced, moving or the birth of a new baby. Other changes may be smaller but can still add up over time. Whether changes are life changing or minor inconveniences, they can cause stress.

'I just thought there's got to be something else'

CHAMPAIGN — Chase Hilgenbrinck got together with some friends last week to watch the soccer match between Portugal and Poland in the Euro Cup tournament. He watched the game through a different lens than most. Eight years ago, he was playing professional soccer in the MLS with the New England Revolution after a long stint with Chilean club Nublense.

'Talented Twelve'

URBANA — Higher education was buzzing this spring about the "Great Eight" — eight African-American women who received doctorates from the School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Stomping out student debt

URBANA — The University of Illinois Department of Dance recently embarked on what the director calls a "large utopian idea": that no dance student graduate with loads of debt.

Illinois Theatre season will explore the human experience

URBANA — Following a season of plays centered on censorship, Illinois Theatre, the producing entity of the University of Illinois Department of Theatre, will present in its 2016-'17 season six works with themes related to identity, family, history and the stories people tell to make sense of their lives.