UI Professor Allen Barton says Illinois Strong Couples, a free relationship-strengthening program, can help couples weather the COVID storm and be prepared to better handle future relationship stressors.

Employee at Rantoul's Broadmeadow Elementary tests positive ... Sunday new case totals: 4,062 statewide, 45 in city of Champaign, 11 in Vermilion County, 9 in Douglas County, 9 in Rantoul, 8 in St. Joseph, 6 in Mahomet ... UI seven-day rate remains 0.2% ... Hospitalizations: 7 in Champaign Co., 14 in Vermilion ... Rosati's: 'No one could have predicted what would unfold over the past 9 months with COVID-19.'

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63 deaths statewide include Ford County man in 90s ... Seven-day positivity rates hold in Champaign County (0.5%), Region 6 (7.3%), on UI campus (0.2%). State rate jumps from 5.6% to 6.1% ... Rise in Rantoul cases linked to 69-case outbreak at Lincoln's Challenge Academy ... In Champaign County, hospitalizations unchanged (7), active cases down five (301), recovered up 51 (5,523), close contacts in quarantine up 35 (1,082).

Whether you plant in spring or fall, these measures are necessary to ensure successful establishment of woody plants and reduce the effects of transplant shock.

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.

New positive tests in Rantoul schools: students at Pleasant Acres & Northview; employee at Eastlawn; teacher at Broadmeadow ... 7-day rates hold in Champaign County (0.5%), on UI campus (0.2%) ... State rate now at 5.3% after 4,245-case Sunday ... Vermilion adds 15 cases; 9 county residents hospitalized ... String of record new case totals ends at 3 days in Douglas.

Whether you plant in spring or fall, these measures are necessary to ensure successful establishment of woody plants and reduce the effects of transplant shock.

In today's Illini Insider, LAS Interim Dean and Swanlund Professor Gene Robinson picks out some of his most memorable spots around campus — from Burrill Hall and his beloved Bee Research Facility to Derald's food truck and the Japan House.

Vermilion County reports 17 new cases, ranging in age from a toddler to a resident in their 90s ... UI's seven-day remains lowest since Aug. 18 ... Up in Champaign County: recovered cases (by 49, to 4,831), hospitalizations (by 2, to 4) ... Saturday state report: 66,256 new tests, 2,905 new cases, 4.4% daily rate, 31 deaths, 1,807 hospitalized (down 5), 406 in ICU beds (up 11), 166 patients on ventilators (up 13).

The UI campus' streak of daily positivity rates under 0.5% is now at nine, after 10,369 Tuesday tests produced 25 new cases, a rate of 0.24% ... Seven-day rates remain unchanged and low on campus (0.3%) and in Champaign County (0.6%) ... Vermilion reports 34 new cases and one new hospitalization, giving it nine ... Douglas County reports three new cases, Piatt two.