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Canine flu season has vets on alert

URBANA — The recent wave of canine influenza in Bloomington-Normal doesn't appear to be spreading in East Central Illinois — at least not yet.

Go figure, May 27, 2016

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UI's entrepreneurship degree may be first in country

URBANA — Engineering students with the next great idea for a "Guitar Hero" spinoff or a portable solar lamp can soon get a first-ever degree in entrepreneurship at the University of Illinois.

UI's prison college program paying off

DANVILLE — As a teenager growing up on Chicago's south side, Bernard Patton saw many peers drop out of school. At 16, he did, too.

"I was running the streets," said Patton, who was bright but didn't see the value of an education.

It wasn't long before he landed in the state's prison system.

Tom Kacich: 100 years ago, C-U prepared for war

One hundred years ago this week Champaign-Urbana did its part to stir support for entry into World War I and even to lay the groundwork for the construction of Chanute Field at Rantoul.

Project to rebrand UI pulled in-house

URBANA — A public relations consultant hired for $550,000 to develop a "branding" plan for the University of Illinois is no longer working on the project, but the campus has created a new Marketing Advisory Council to coordinate marketing and communications efforts.

Richey on Roundball, May 24, 2016

Beat writer Scott Richey weighs in on Kendrick Nunn’s dismissal from the Illinois basketball team. What's your take? Tell

Family Checkbook: What's the payback for home energy improvements?

By Kathy Sweedler

After months of cold winter days and paying to heat my home, I'm ready in the spring for new ways to make my home more energy efficient. This time of the year is also when many homeowners like myself scramble to put home-improvement plans into action, especially those plans that require hiring expertise to do the work.

Bambenek lists experience; UI faculty objects to IBHE appointment

SPRINGFIELD — The Rauner administration's appointee to the lone faculty seat on the Illinois Board of Higher Education wants to clarify the record about his teaching experience at the University of Illinois.

Trump talk: Shoring up the base

With less than two months until the most talked-about GOP Convention since the Reagan-Ford showdown of 1976, we asked University of Illinois elections expert BRIAN GAINES back for a breakdown.

Today's topic: What must Republican rabble-rouser Donald Trump do between now and Cleveland to improve his oval office odds?