The outside of Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill.
(Wikimedia Commons)
March 28, 2013

U of I Plans Assembly Hall Work Starting in 2014

In a Thursday afternoon press conference, University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas spelled out plans for renovating Champaign's Assembly Hall, which will allow for year-round sports and entertainment programming.

Former Champaign Mayor Robert Dodd, current Mayor Don Gerard, and former Mayor Jerry Schweighart.
(Della Perrone)
March 28, 2013

Former Champaign Mayor Robert Dodd Dies

Former Champaign Mayor Robert Dodd has passed away. Dodd was an attorney who served as Champaign’s Mayor from 1983 until 1987.

March 28, 2013

Lincoln Hall Contractor Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

The former head of a Peoria-area construction firm was ordered to pay $1.5 million in restitution after pleading guilty to fraud in connection with two public university projects, including the University of illinois’ Lincoln Hall.

A lion meat patty
(Matt York/AP)
March 28, 2013

Why Illinois is Roaring Mad About Lion Meat

When we heard a few weeks ago that Illinois was considering banning lion meat, our first thought was, who's eating lion meat? And why Illinois?

March 28, 2013

Arsenal of Weapons Found in Newtown Gunman’s Home

An arsenal of weapons including guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a bayonet and several swords was found in the home and car of the gunman who carried out the Newtown school shooting, according to search warrants released Thursday.

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