“Throughout all these changes, my one goal is to create systems that were sustainable and effective for the future,” said Daily Illini Editor-in-Chief Diana Anghel. “For a long time, it felt like we were at a forefront of a battle, and we did not have enough weapons to be fighting in that battle.”

The impact of a social media trend — challenging students to "steal and damage items from schools, including toilets, soap dispensers, computers and even COVID-19 tests" — has been felt in the Champaign, Urbana, Mahomet-Seymour, St. Joseph-Ogden and Blue Ridge districts, administrators tell The News-Gazette. Twelve other districts have been unaffected.

"You never know who or what is going to walk in the emergency room door here. It could be a millionaire or a homeless person. It could be a chicken or a chihuahua. But there is comfort in the chaos because it feels like home."

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"Whenever I’m worried about insect decline and the 'beepocalypse,' a visit to the Pollinatarium prairie — camera in hand — reminds me that there are tiny but safe refuges for our native plants and for the spectacular diversity of insect species that have made their homes in Illinois long before people showed up on the scene."

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Always look your best from the waist up when working or socializing online. That means not merely dressing appropriately, but using the best possible webcam. The last column highlighted online software to facilitate personal and business connections over the internet. Here’s the hardware to …

Epivara, a start-up venture at the University of Illinois Research Park, has been awarded a $250,000 National Science Foundation grant to continue research and development for its first product.