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CHAMPAIGN — Beer will be flowing, a new patio is ready for students and the Illini home schedule features three top Big Ten opponents.
A record number of public and private construction projects are underway on and off campus as classes resume.
The program, set to launch this fall, gives civil-service workers and academic professionals who have been on the job for at least six months up to eight paid hours each academic year to attend a scholarly talk, tour a new building or visit a lab and learn about cutting-edge research.
Farmers and drug-enforcement agents spent decades trying to rid Illinois fields of cannabis, considered both a noxious weed and an illegal plant. But the star-shaped “cannabis sativa” is making the transition to commercial crop, now that the state has legalized hemp production and both medical and recreational marijuana use.
The stations were installed last week in a lot at First Street and Peabody Drive in Champaign and the North Campus Parking Deck on University Avenue in Urbana. Depending how the pilot project goes, more could follow.
Under bright blue skies, friends, family members and well-wishers filled First Baptist Church in Savoy on Friday to say goodbye to Yingying Zhang, the University of Illinois scholar from China who was kidnapped and killed in June 2017.
About 50 members of SEIU Local 73 hand-delivered a notice to the UI president’s office Thursday afternoon, saying workers plan to strike on Aug. 22 'if nothing changes at the bargaining table.'
Work started last month and is expected to be completed by early 2020. Funded entirely by Flightstar, it will allow passengers to land directly at Willard without having to clear customs at another airport, officials said.
UI Admissions Director Andy Borst and financial aid Director Michelle Trame delivered those recommendations to legislators today while testifying at a joint hearing in Chicago.