Actor Dick Van Dyke.
John Salangsang / Invision / AP
May 23, 2016

Plans Shape Up For Dick Van Dyke Visit

The executive director of Dick Van Dyke's charitable foundation says the 90-year-old actor will take part in events in Danville and suburban Chicago next month.


Casting process at Alloy Engineering & Casting, Champaign.
WIRCO
May 21, 2016

Alloy Foundry In Champaign Damaged By Fire

Champaign fire officials said fire crews would remain at the Alloy Engineering and Casting foundry on the city’s west side on Saturday, to put out any spot fires, following the three-alarm blaze that burned there for more than five hours overnight.  Later Saturday, officials there were eager to begin assessing the damage, and to see what it would take to get the site up and going again.


U of I History Professor Adrian Burgos with National Baseball Hall of Fame Curator John Odell
Kaitlin Southworth, Producer, Big Ten Network
May 20, 2016

Documentary Profiles Latinos’ Role In Shaping Baseball History

U of I history professor Adrian Burgos learned through his family, and his love for baseball, that Latin players played a large role in the game since its early days. Burgos' research is the focus of "Playing America's Game", which includes interviews with Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, and current Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu. The program premieres Saturday at 6 p.m. on the Big Ten Network. 


Student trustees received certificates at the final U of I board meeting of 2015-16.
Shannon O'Brien/University of Illinois at Springfield
May 20, 2016

UI ‘Strategic Framework’ Amended To Include Language On Race

University of Illinois officials are being encouraged to think about race in a new way. That’s thanks to a change in the university’s strategic plan proposed by a student member of the U of I Board of Trustees.  On Thursday, Chicago campus Trustee Jauwan Hall suggested they replace the concept of encouraging “diversity” with encouraging "normalization."


Champaign Central High School
Travis Stansel/Illinois Public Media
May 20, 2016

Tier Two Committee Shelves Interstate Drive Site, Focuses On Central Campus

An advisory committee of community members looking at the Champaign Unit Four school district’s facilities plans reviewed cost estimates for four options for Champaign Central High School Thursday night --- and then took one of those options off the table.


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