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AAUP 'deeply concerned' over Salaita

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.

AAUP 'deeply concerned' over Salaita
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Police seek missing teen

Police seek missing teen

Champaign police have asked for help in finding a missing teen who walked away from a group outing almost three weeks ago.

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Learning some street smarts

Learning some street smarts

Urbana, Champaign and University of Illinois police have all recently been on details, especially in the campus area, to drive home the point that bicyclists have to follow almost all the same rules as motorists. 

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Younger children advised to skip needle

Younger children advised to skip needle

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending healthy kids ages 2-8 get the nasal form of the flu vaccine because it may protect them better than flu shots.

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Fri., Aug 29

Son freed from jail after 50 days for court outburst at father's sentencing

 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.


Fri., Aug 29

Tom's Mailbag Aug. 30, 2014

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.


Fri., Aug 29

Sneak peek at IYB: Another Jimmy John's on the way


Renovations should begin soon, with the goal of being open in early November.

 


Fri., Aug 29

Another department votes no confidence in UI trustees, Wise

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.


Fri., Aug 29

Former Illini football star charged with murder

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.


Fri., Aug 29

Faces of Friday Night: The Student Manager

"I'm kind of shy and in the background, so this position is perfect for me." 


Fri., Aug 29

Expectations off target

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


 

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Man's tractor a driving force

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.