An officer with a national organization that defends academic freedom said it is "deeply concerned" about the University of Illinois' treatment of professor Steven Salaita and urged the campus to pay Salaita a salary while it reviews his case.
After his third handwritten plea to the Champaign County judge he called a "bitch" in a crowded courtroom, Willie Craft Jr. was released after 50 days of a six-month sentence for contempt of court.
The big topic is railroads, the industry that arrived in Champaign-Urbana in 1854, just 22 months after the first newspaper opened here. We’ll also get into politics, Ameren’s transmission line, the Champaign school district and Steven Salaita.
Renovations should begin soon, with the goal of being open in early November.
Another department has added its name to the list of units casting votes of no confidence in University of Illinois leaders following the decision to not hire professor Steven Salaita.
Curtis D. Lovelace, an All-Big Ten center at Illinois who later became an Adams County assistant state’s attorney, was formally charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the death of his wife.
"I'm kind of shy and in the background, so this position is perfect for me."
Statewide, 73,158 concealed-carry permits have been issued and 87,183 applications received — far fewer than the 400,000 Illinois State Police said they expected to receive in 2014
It's National Sweetcorn Festival week, and that means Stephen Eyrich will be firing up the 1915 Frick Steam Traction Engine about 8 a.m. Saturday morning for the drive across town.