Homes in one east Urbana neighborhood celebrate the holidays along the route known as Candlestick Lane in 2015.
Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
December 22, 2016

Encore: The History Of Urbana’s Candlestick Lane

For one east Urbana neighborhood, the Christmas season means more than time with family and exchanging gifts. There’s also a sense of pride up and down the street when it comes to showing off holiday spirit on the front lawn, the porch - and maybe even the roof. Candlestick Lane started in 1963, brought on by a utility company's decorating contest, and is still a local attraction 53 years later.


New University of Illinois LAS dean Feng Sheng Hu
L. Brian Stauffer / University of Illinois
December 22, 2016

Feng Sheng Hu Named New U Of I Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean

The largest college on the University of Illinois Urbana campus will have a new dean, as of January First.

The university announced Thursday that associate dean Feng Sheng Hu had been named the new permanent dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, pending approval by trustees.


U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
WSIU
December 22, 2016

U.N. Secretary General Visits SIU At Carbondale

In his final public address, outgong United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon told a crowd of 1,400 at the SIU Student Center in Carbondale what he has learned in his 10 years in the office and what he'd like to pass on.


Literature on enrollment in the nation's health care law at Champaign County Health Care Consumers' office in downtown Champaign.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
December 21, 2016

Illinois Hospitals: Don’t Repeal Obamacare Without Immediate Replacement

President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the federal law known as Obamacare. A group representing Illinois hospitals is warning that doing so without a replacement plan could have dire consequences. The Illinois Hospital Association says about 1-million people have gained health coverage through the Affordable Care Act - that's how many would be at risk of losing coverage without a replacement plan.


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