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Urbana (Champaign, Illinois)

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  • Indian Prairie District 204 names new superintendent

     Indian Prairie District 204 names new superintendent
    Indian Prairie Unit District 204 has tapped one of its own longtime administrators to be its next superintendent. The school board on Monday unanimously inked a three-year deal with Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Karen Sullivan to replace...
  • UIC faculty union threatens 2-day strike

    UIC faculty union threatens 2-day strike
    University of Illinois at Chicago’s faculty union announced Thursday night that it will strike for two days later this month if it feels the administration is not beginning to “bargain in earnest” on a contract. According to an email...
  • David Auburn's 'Lost Lake' to bow in Urbana

    The first full production of "Lost Lake," a new play by the Broadway scribe David Auburn ("Proof") is to take place in downstate Urbana in February, the University of Illinois' Department of Theatre has announced. "Lost Lake" will be directed by Daniel...
  • 1.7 percent tuition increase proposed for U of I

    1.7 percent tuition increase proposed for U of I
    Incoming freshmen at the University of Illinois’ three campuses will pay between $22,661 and $25,708 in annual base tuition, fees and room and board under a proposal being considered by the university’s Board of Trustees. The proposal...
  • Harris: Futuristic inventions Illinois scientists are working on today

     Harris: Futuristic inventions Illinois scientists are working on today
    Philip Laible, Argonne National Laboratory: endurance bioenergy reactor. An endurance bioenergy reactor. Huh? Most of us have seen one — in a movie. In "Back to the Future," Doc barrels his DeLorean into the McFlys' driveway. "What are you...
  • U. of I. tracking attempts to influence admissions

     U. of I. tracking attempts to influence admissions
    When a University of Illinois transfer applicant last month was denied acceptance, she called the admissions office to ask about submitting an appeal. Her godmother, who stated that she was a Cook County Circuit Court judge, was yelling in the background....
  • UIC spends $1M on chancellor house that rarely hosts guests

    UIC spends $1M on chancellor house that rarely hosts guests
    When she was hired five years ago at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares received a new perk with the job: an all-expenses-paid house to live in, with the expectation that it would be used for university functions. Yet...
  • Son of lawmaker who sped back for gay marriage vote dies

    Son of lawmaker who sped back for gay marriage vote dies
    SPRINGFIELD — As the emotional debate unfolded Tuesday on the Illinois gay marriage bill, one lawmaker from Urbana rushed in and out of the Capitol to vote in favor as supporters worried whether they would have enough vote to pass the landmark...
  • Biographer D.T. Max on David Foster Wallace and Chicago

     Biographer D.T. Max on  David Foster Wallace and Chicago
    David Foster Wallace was no fan of cities. He used to complain to friends that they left him riled up. Being in New York City, he once wrote to the then-fiction editor of Playboy, Alice Turner, “My whole nervous system seems to be on the outside...
  • DREAM Act benefits

    "If dreams could come true" written by Dennis Holtschneider (Opinion, Apr. 18) explains the struggles of illegal immigrant children who have earned higher education and are unable to use their knowledge to work in America today. Holtschneider explains how...
  • Urbana man charged with DUI, reckless homicide in death of Chicago student at U of I

    Urbana man charged with DUI, reckless homicide in death of Chicago student at U of I
    The driver of a pickup truck that went over a curb and struck two students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, killing one of them, had marijuana in his system and faces felony charges or driving under the influence, Champaign County...