CHAMPAIGN — Three indoor practice athletic facilities at the University of Illinois are on budget and on schedule to be completed this year.
Kristian Philpotts — or “KP,” as he would’ve preferred you call him — is remembered by his loved ones as a humble, ambitious, altruistic man, who left community service impacts in three cities and whose roaring laugh lit up the room for all 29 years of his life.
Popular food truck Just Bee Açaí is getting its own storefront. The grand opening is Friday.
There has been little ice and snow cover so far this winter, but we got a nice coating of ice last weekend. While gardeners, businesses, parks and others with landscaping near walkways must apply de-icing salts for safety, they can harm plants.
The University of Illinois started distributing 50,000 free masks on Thursday, one for each of its students and full-time employees.
In an hourlong interview, Josh Whitman discusses the three most painful phone calls he's received as Illinois AD, 11 a.m. kickoffs, why legalizing gambling on college games is a bad idea, how the pandemic affected plans to add Division I hockey and more.
CHAMPAIGN — Two University of Illinois graduates will find out tonight if some of the nation's most well-known investors will sink their teeth into their celebrity video-chat business as they make their pitch to the crew on ABC's "Shark Tank."
Beaver in Champaign! Plus electrical switchgear in an unusual location, noise levels in the State Farm Center, (fake) palm trees in CRCE, flashing yellow turn lights in Urbana, a 110-year-old stained glass piece in a Champaign bank, and another warm, wet year.
Schools are back in session. Next up: higher ed. ¶ Before lecture halls fill up again this month, colleges and universities are communicating new COVID-19 guidelines as students and staff return amid the country’s wave of the omicron variant. ¶ Many students and staff will have to test for t…
The UI bumped boosters up to “required” because of recent increases in cases, new CDC guidance and “evolving” information about the transmissive omicron variant, now dominant on campus.
“I don’t mean to minimize it, but 20-year-olds having a beer at a campus bar pales in comparison to some of the other things going on and where officers need to focus their attention, like on the gun violence issue,” Mayor Deb Feinen said.
Proof of negative tests should show the attendee’s name, the date the test was administered, the date the test was processed, the type of test and result of the test.
Over the past several months, the staff of the Spurlock Museum have been working with university students and the staff of Japan House on an update for our East Asian Exhibit.
CHAMPAIGN — A rising winter tide of COVID-19 cases prompted the University of Illinois to require proof of vaccination or a recent negative test for its large events, including basketball games at State Farm Center.
“The concern is that we expect Omicron to come back to campus, if it is not already here,” said UI epidemiologist Rebecca Smith. “We have not confirmed its presence yet, but because of the speed it spreads we have to be careful of finding those cases.”
To stem rising COVID cases, all students returning to campus — even those who are fully-vaccinated — must submit two negative tests for COVID-19 before resuming in-person classes.
Walk into the living commons of the McKechnie Family LIFE home and you’ll find the pad occupied by several domestic, sociable robots. Like Jibo, who may swivel its head at you with a lifelike curiosity. Rub its head and it’ll purr.
The cold has returned again this year, and hot drinks are a great way to keep warm. Adding whipped cream can be a little extra sweet treat and is often fun to squirt from a can.
Make sure your holiday preparations keep pet safety in mind. Dr. Ashley Mitek, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, offers tips to prevent accidents and injuries that could dampen the holiday spirit.
“We have a responsibility to utilize our own resources, expertise and experience to help reduce or prevent community violence,” he said in an email addressed to UI students, faculty and staff on Wednesday.
'If shooters can hear from kids in third, fourth, fifth grade who say, ‘Man, I’m scared to go outside and play,’ maybe it’ll touch a heart. We need to let kids be kids.'
Evergreen foliage has long been a traditional holiday decoration since it encapsulates the green of the growing season well beyond the first frosts. The holiday season is an excellent time to practice your evergreen tree identification on the many non-natives that are so plentiful at retail …
Starting Saturday, 11 different colleges, schools and departments in the UI will host their own in-person winter convocation ceremonies for students who earned their degrees in August or December.
URBANA — The Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant, which has been on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana for more than a half-century, has announced that it won’t be reopening after winter break, as hoped, due to pandemic-related losses.
When the nation’s chief energy official stepped off one of the C-U Mass Transit District’s zero-emissions buses on Thursday, she was greeted by a swaying field of an unfamiliar crop: miscanthus.
"In my wildest dreams, I can imagine a version of sculptor Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) — in Chicago’s Millennium Park — somewhere either in or near the Quad that could become a new tourist destination, offering fantastic photo ops for students, faculty, local residents and visitors alike."
A new study is being launched locally to learn more about brain health and how the brain changes over time using a diverse population group and a powerful state-of-the-art MRI.