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College-student leaders press governor for budget meeting

Student-body presidents representing 18 Illinois universities and colleges, both public and private, are pressing the governor and legislative leaders for a meeting to discuss the state's budget crisis.

PODCAST: Sports Talk 02-10-17

PODCAST: Sports Talk 02-10-17: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Matt Daniels host this Friday's edition of Sports Talk discussing the news of the day and all things sports.

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Ellnora The Guitar Festival 2017 set for mid-September

URBANA — Fans of the guitar: Mark your calendars. Ellnora The Guitar Festival 2017 is set to take place Sept. 14, 15 and 16 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 9-16, 2017

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DARE TO DREAM, DREAM TO BUILD

What: Fundraising gala of Habitat for Humanity and the Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois includes appetizers, dinner and drinks, live and silent auctions. All proceeds go to supporting local homebuilding and neighborhood revitalization projects in Champaign County.

PODCAST: Champaign Mayor Deb Feinen 02-08-17

PODCAST: Champaign Mayor Deb Feinen 02-08-17: Play now!

Champaign Mayor Deb Feinen discusses her emergency orders for the upcoming "Unofficial St. Patrick's Day" in Campustown and a new grant for Champaign to be a "SMART" city.

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UI researcher seeks to increase safety with smart sensors

CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois research team is looking to increase safety by equipping some city public spaces with motion, vibration and acoustic sensors that communicate with smartphones.

Record number of UI applicants leads to record number of admissions

URBANA — A record number of admissions offers went out to University of Illinois applicants this year, with thousands of students getting the news Friday.

More than 23,200 students were admitted to the UI for 2017-18, a new high and about 1,000 more than last year, according to Andrew Borst, director of undergraduate admissions.

UI cellist: 'For many, things have been challenging'

TOMEKA REID, a University of Illinois doctoral of musical arts degree candidate, will see her new composition, "Present Awareness," have its world premiere Thursday evening at Krannert Center as part of "The Black Composer Speaks" concert.

Diagnosis or not, he's living all out

CHAMPAIGN — If there's anything at the top of Todd Salen's advice list these days, it's don't give up on your life.

"Live your life," he urges.

There may be nobody out there striving to do more of that than Salen himself.

Diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer a little over a year ago, the 59-year-old real-estate broker hasn't let his illness slow him down much.

UI at 150: Foreign relations

With the University of Illinois about to turn the big 1-5-0, we asked A-list alumni about the one Campustown spot that made the biggest impression on them. On Tuesdays throughout 2017, Managing Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales.