Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the CEO at SimBioSys Inc. in the University of Illinois Research Park, which is working on technology to allow doctors and scientists to look at cancer to see how cells are interacting.

On our second day in the Bay Area, we hopped on the train with Ellis, our youngest, and rode into to San Francisco. The first stop was the aquarium. As much as we liked to walk along the bay, looking at boats big and small, it was hot, so it was very nice to duck into the air conditioning an…

Nine days from now, it’s Round 2 of the Democrats’ two-night, 20-candidate presidential debates, live from Detroit on CNN. To set the mood, we asked 10 influential leaders — including five former Illini — what question they’d ask the field if they had the microphone.

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Nine days from now, it’s Round 2 of the Democrats’ two-night, 20-candidate presidential debates, live from Detroit on CNN. To set the mood, we asked 10 influential leaders — including five former Illini — what question they’d ask the field if they had the microphone.

The fourth Campference, an annual street basketball tournament meant to encourage Champaign’s younger set, is expanding across Wright Street this year.

News-Gazette staff writer Ben Zigterman has been covering the disappearance of Yingying Zhang since June 30, 2017 — the day Brendt Christensen was arrested.

In part, the new federal rules don’t allow medical professionals who work at clinics that accept Title X grant money to 'perform, promote, or support' abortion procedures; mandate there be a 'physical and financial separation' between clinics that provide abortion; and promote 'family participating in family-planning decisions,' especially in cases of minors seeking health care.

Members will pick up Tuesday where they left off May 29, when city officials gave them three options to fund about $4.1 million to $5.6 million worth of recurring needs, including fire department staffing, public safety and community wellness initiatives, and major infrastructure projects.

Money raised for the C-U Kiwanis Tom Jones Challenger League at a concert tonight at 51 Main will go toward scholarships and uniforms. Better yet, organizers would like to buy a plaque and engrave names of players who have passed away.

Here is a list of street closures and road construction in East Central Illinois, provided by public works offices: (If your public works department wants to send one, submit it via email to breaking@news-gazette.com.)

This week’s Mailbag features history, roads, the University of Illinois Observatory, county fair rules on backpacks, the restored bandshell at West Side Park, the timing of yellow lights and an update on a murder case.