Author Michael Perry
Courtesy of Michael Perry
April 10, 2015

The Pull Of The Farm Inspires Wisconsin Writer

Michael Perry is a New York Times Bestselling author, known for his memoirs of growing up in and returning to rural Wisconsin. He is also a humorist, singer/songwriter, radio host, and intermittent pig farmer. Even with all of that he is visiting Champaign-Urbana Saturday as the keynote speaker for the Champaign Library’s Local Author Festival. 


U of I Urbana Provost Ilesami Adesida and Chancellor Phyllis Wise at Thursday's Town Hall meeting.
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April 09, 2015

Chancellor Addresses Proposed Cut, Strategic Plan

The U of I's Urbana Chancellor and Provost addressed concerns over Gov. Rauner's proposed state funding cut in Thursday's annual Town Hall meeting, but also unveiled a series of goals as part of the 2013-2016 strategic plan.


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April 09, 2015

Man Charged In Champaign Shooting

The incident Wednesday afternoon is Champaign's second report of a shooting near a school in a week.  Each prompted 'soft' lockdowns at schools in the city.  20-year old Terrell Boatman faces weapons charges.


St. Rep. Carol Ammons speaking at the University of Illinois Urbana campus.
(Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media)
April 08, 2015

Opposition Organized Against Bill To End State University Tuition Waivers

Employees at Illinois’ public universities would lose a 50% tuition discount for their children, under a bill in the Illinois House. But employees at the University of Illinois Urbana campus --- and their state representative --- are pushing back.


In this Nov. 17, 2013 file photo, Illinois State associate head basketball coach Torrey Ward, right, and head coach Dan Muller smile after a game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill.
(AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
April 08, 2015

ISU Players, Coaches Mourn 7 Victims Of Plane Crash

Wednesday's news conference at Illinois State University to discuss the seven school officials and fans who died in a plane crash while returning from the NCAA Tournament became a moving memorial.


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