RANTOUL — One person called Sister Sara Koch Rantoul’s “encourager-in-chief.” Known for calling and visiting people in nursing homes and those too ill to leave their homes, she made it a point of keeping in touch.
UI Professor of Nutrition and two-degree alumna Karen Chapman-Novakofski takes us for a guided, virtual tour of memorable places and spaces on or around campus.
The Rev. Sally Fritsche, who began at the church Sept. 1 as associate minister for congregational life, is the first supporting minister to be brought on board in the Urbana church’s 160-year history.
After 51 years of working the scorer’s table for Illinois basketball games, Champaign’s Jay Cox is calling it quits.
Marietta Foellner frequently called her late husband “Tigger” because of his boundless energy and persistent positive attitude.
“I believe there are very few people in the journalism business today who can actually define the word journalism,” Richard Frank says. “I believe it is a morphing definition, and I think we see it every day.”
It is election season, and few things make this more apparent than the litany of campaign placards dotting homeowners’ yards across Champaign County and the country.
“I was very surprised,” Dick Bauer says. “I just felt so honored that they were doing this for me. I said, ‘Wow.’ I was just so excited about it and just thankful. … I did not expect it at all."
Shawn Finfrock “was one of the people where you could say, ‘We’re going to be short tomorrow at the Champaign library, can you show up? And she would."
This week's lineup: Allison Semmes on Ollie Watts Davis; Carol Marin on Joe Wenzel; Michael Kelly on Heywood ‘Woody’ Sanders; Roxanne Decyk on Emily Watts; Carol Ross Barney on Jack Baker; Grace Hou-Ovnik on Louis Liebovich; Amber McReynolds on Brian Gaines; Scott Atlas on Gilbert Haight; Susan Avery on Marvin Geller; and Arielle Gross Samuels on Paul Braun.
This being Hispanic Heritage Month, we scoured campus and beyond — with an assist from Gisela Sin, newly named director of the UI's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies — for fun facts about the university's ties to 21 largely Spanish-speaking countries and one territory.
A trip down memory lane with 1972 UI grad Dr. Joel Geiderman, co chair of the emergency medicine department at LA’s Cedar-Sinai Medical Center and medical director of the Beverly Hills Fire Department.
Our blue-ribbon panel: the Hons. Rita Garman, Patricia Brown Holmes, Anne Burke, Anna Benjamin, Geraldine D'Souza, Erika Orr, Elizabeth Flood, Ann Callis, Donna Honzel, Debra Walker and Hollis Webster.
The Vermilion County village of roughly 1,600 residents celebrated Tim Lee Day, honoring the affable and longtime educator.
Among the 2,074 former students and faculty members featured on our Gies College of Business- powered ‘UI at 150 & Beyond’ website: three-degree grad JAY ROSENSTEIN, now a Peabody- and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and UI professor of media and cinema studies.
"This is hard to admit," the C-U MTD's managing director acknowledges before filling us in on his lifelong hobby: "I’ve recently begun to wind this down, but I have 9,727 comic books in my collection — and yes, every single one of them is catalogued in a database."
For many women in the early 20th century, pursuing a rigorous science education could be a daunting prospect.
CHICAGO — In arguments Thursday before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, an attorney for the estate of a well-known Champaign homeless man who died during an interaction with police in 2016 compared him to the town drunk in “The Andy Griffith Show.”
Also on this week's panel: UI-educated billionaire Steve Sarowitz, NY Times best-seller David Baldacci on writing, Paralympic star Amanda McGrory on training during a pandemic, scholar Cornel West on defining 'good trouble' and much more.
When Banan Garada hears an idea she likes, she doesn’t let it pass. So when her mother suggested she hold some sort of webinar for students adjusting to life in the COVID-19 world a few months ago, she got to work.
How to ... get Carolyn Hax to answer your question ... view the 2020-21 Illini (by Jay Bilas, Doug Gottlieb, Casey Jacobsen) ... think about a vaccine timeline (by Anthony Fauci) ... and more.
The CEO of the Stephens Family YMCA talks leadership, Rick Stephens' influence, RV'ing through the Rockies and more in our weekly speed read spotlighting local bosses.