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Siedel chosen for new VP position at UI

URBANA — Edward Seidel is University of Illinois President Tim Killeen's choice to fill the newly named position of vice president for economic development and innovation for the UI system.

UI AD: Goal can't be to 'outspend Ohio State or Michigan'

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman on Monday delivered a presentation to the university's Senate Executive Committee in which he provided an overview of the athletic department as a whole. Whitman touched on a number of topics during his 45-minute address, including budgetary concerns — Illinois generated $91.6 million in revenue for fiscal year 2016 while spending $97.8 million.

Part 24: Where Offerman ate, a TV exec drank and an astronaut swam

With the University of Illinois celebrating birthday No. 150 this year, we caught up with hundreds of graduates who've gone on to greatness. Every Tuesday and one Sunday a month throughout 2017, Managing Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales. Today, in Part 24: Gone but not forgotten.

Urbana council revives Boneyard Creek Commission

URBANA — The Urbana City Council unanimously agreed Monday to start reconvening a Boneyard Creek Commission for oversight on the area's developments.

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Congratulations to ...

... Lila Jean Eichelberger (4-H House), Loren Tate (Sigma Phi Epsilon), Steven Sample (Beta Theta Pi) and Ralph Vaughn (Omega Psi Phi), who make up the fourth class of the UI's Fraternity & Sorority Hall of Fame.

For former chimesmaster Sue Wood, it was 'a labor of love'

One of the first songs Sue Wood played on the Altgeld Chimes back in 1971 is still one of her favorites: "The Ash Grove."

The Welsh folk tune has been set to many different lyrics, including the Christian hymns "Let All Things Now Living" and "Sent Forth By God's Blessing."

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events troughout the area

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Trumpets take center stage

The Champaign-Urbana celebration of the run-up to International Jazz Day, which falls on April 30 this year, will take place from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Art Theater in downtown Champaign, with an after-party at the Esquire Lounge.

Part 23: UI memories from actors, directors and the novelist who inspired Tom Hanks' next movie

In this Ebertfest-inspired, entertainment-themed edition of our year-long series marking the UI's 150th birthday, we asked 10 grads who've gone on to greatness to tell us a story about their most vivid Campustown memories.

Wired In: Ty Newell

Each week, Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet TY NEWELL, 65, of Urbana, a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois who has founded three high-tech companies that all involve improving the environment. His Ph.D. is from the University of Utah. Right now, he's extremely interested in new developments at one of his companies.