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Weekend planner: Illuminating science

Everyone likes explosions and smoke, right? That's why the Holiday Magic Chemistry Show, put on by University of Illinois chemistry instructors each year, always draws a standing-room-only audience of all ages.

Deal with wind farm to boost UI's clean-energy use

URBANA — University of Illinois officials announced Thursday a 10-year agreement to buy power from the largest wind farm company in the state, significantly boosting the renewable-energy use of the Urbana-Champaign campus.

What's in a name? Hackberry Hill

The temperatures have dipped and last weekend saw the first substantial snowfall of the season, which got many folks in the area thinking about breaking out the sledding equipment.

We live in an especially flat part of the state, though there are a few legitimate options for sledding in Champaign-Urbana.

Jim Dey: A gold-medal posturing performance at UI

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There are people in this world who do not love their fellow man/woman, and the august members of the University of Illinois' faculty senate want everyone to know that they hate people like that.

Willard hopes Flightstar's new hangar is a big draw

CHAMPAIGN — Introducing Hangar 10.

It's Flightstar Corp.'s newest aircraft maintenance building, and its presence could be a positive sign for Willard Airport and passengers down the road.

Hangar 10 was built to maintain larger aircraft serviced by Flightstar, an aviation service business based at Willard.

Bike-sharing service pedaling its way to C-U

CHAMPAIGN — A bicycle-sharing program, similar to the Zipcar auto-sharing business that has operated locally since 2008, could debut in Champaign-Urbana next spring.

Advocates optimistic despite UI's 'sanctuary' rejection

URBANA — Disappointed? Definitely.

Surprised? Not so much.

That was the view from University of Illinois staff members hopeful that the campus would be declared a "sanctuary" for undocumented students, following Tuesday's announcement that it wouldn't.

UI to honor raises it promised to comply with OT rules

URBANA — The University of Illinois has decided to honor raises it promised to more than 600 employees to comply with new federal overtime rules, even though a judge has put those rules on hold.

But another 677 workers who were to become eligible for overtime pay under the new Labor Department regulations won't be getting it, at least for now.

UI administrators say no to becoming sanctuary campus

University of Illinois President Tim Killeen said Tuesday that the school cannot be a sanctuary campus for undocumented immigrant students.