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Urbana (Champaign, Illinois)

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  • Mizeur hopes grass-roots support delivers primary

    Mizeur hopes grass-roots support delivers primary
    Sixth in a series of profiles of candidates for governor. Not long into her campaign for governor, Democrat Heather R. Mizeur coined a response to the question still dogging her today: Can she win? To the pundits and the radio hosts, to donors and...
  • Obama gets standing ovations at UC Irvine commencement

    Obama gets standing ovations at UC Irvine commencement
    President Obama on Saturday challenged the 2014 graduating class of UC Irvine to build on the legacy of the Orange County campus, which was among the first to show that man-made chemicals were harming the atmosphere. Speaking to more than 30,000 in...
  • Twitter clues lead to easy money

    Twitter clues lead to easy money
    When Chicago residents Nathan Huynh and Tina Tran woke up Sunday morning, they did what they've been doing every morning for the past week: They checked Twitter for the latest hidden cash clues. Around 10 a.m., the two found what they said was their...
  • Barack Obama challenges UC Irvine grads to join climate-change fight

    Barack Obama challenges UC Irvine grads to join climate-change fight
    President Obama on Saturday challenged the 2014 graduates of UC Irvine to build on the legacy of their Orange County campus, which was among the first to show that man-made chemicals were harming the atmosphere. Speaking to more than 30,000 in...
  • Flaw in pension law sparks university retirements

     Flaw in pension law sparks university retirements
    Albert Valocchi, a University of Illinois engineering professor, recently recruited new graduate students to join his research team. He is scheduled to teach two classes this fall. He has several grant proposals pending. But Valocchi, 60, may not be...
  • Biking improvements planned this summer for Highland Park

    Biking improvements planned this summer for Highland Park
    Bicycling enthusiasts in Highland Park can look forward to trail and sidewalk improvements this summer, as the city continues working on its 18-year plan to improve biking and walking paths. Eventually, Highland Park is hoping to be considered a...
  • Astronaut returns home to U of I to give commencement address

    Astronaut returns home to U of I to give commencement address
    Forgive U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Hopkins if he seems a bit rushed. A printout of today’s schedule is tucked into his pants pocket, detailing the events the NASA astronaut must tackle before he travels to deliver tomorrow’s graduation...
  • Bill and Willie Geist on 'Good Talk, Dad'

    Bill and Willie Geist on 'Good Talk, Dad'
    In their alternately affectionate and raucous joint memoir, "Good Talk Dad: The Birds and the Bees ... and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have," network news personalities Bill and Willie Geist riff and reminisce about their lives thus far as one of...
  • UM supercomputer to boost complex research

    UM supercomputer to boost complex research
    Researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park need more than a laptop, a room of standard servers or even a supercomputer dubbed Deepthought to tackle research exploring Saturn's rings, the earliest galaxies, fire dynamics and drug-resistant...
  • Audiologist drawn to the field because of grandfathers' hearing loss

    By Marcella Kreiter As a pre-med student at the University of North Dakota, audiologist Marie Vetter was flipping through a course catalog when she came across the section on Communication Sciences and Disorders. She spotted an introductory course on...
  • Palatine father, son killed in Afghanistan 'wanted to give back'

     Palatine father, son killed in Afghanistan 'wanted to give back'
    Services have not been set yet for the Palatine father and his son killed in Afghanistan last week. A spokeswoman for the Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, where Gary Gabel was a longtime active church member, said services have...