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Sital Uprety works with his water samples in Nepal.
Courtesy of Sital Uprety
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Nepali Engineering Students Help Rebuild After Nepal’s Earthquake

A group of University of Illinois students from Nepal spent the summer helping to rebuild their country after last spring's 7-point-8 magnitude earthquake. The series of quakes and aftershocks killed some 9,000 people and destroyed buildings and infrastructure. Engineering student Sital Uprety tested and rebuilt water sanitation systems and talked with us about the trip.

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen
(University of Illinois)
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Killeen Say U of I Exploring Ways To Streamline Administration

U of I President Tim Killeen says the university is reviewing its administrative functions, looking at more centralized services and trying to avoid "duplicative work". His comments follow Gov. Bruce Rauner's renewal of a call for less spending on administration in higher education, and more spending on classroom functions.

Rockome Gardens, the tourist site that operated in rural Arcola.
(Photo provided by Kathy on Flickr )
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Arthur Man Revives Zoo Plans With Rockome Gardens Purchase

James Aikman's plans for a wildlife park in Moultrie County were thwarted over the concerns of landowners.  But Aikman announced Tuesday that he's purchased the former Rockome Gardens family tourist site near Arcola with hopes of opening there by May 2016.

Sign opposing the placing of PCB waste in the Clinton Landfill over the Mahomet Aquifer
(Sean Powers/WILL)
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UPDATED: Champaign City Council Endorses Clinton Landfill Consent Decree

On a 6 to 2 vote Tuesday night, the Champaign City Council joined Tuscola, Monticello and the McLean County Board in approving an agreement meant to keep new hazardous waste out of the Clinton Landfill. But critics said the proposed consent decree lets the landfill off too easily.

Campus marker for the University of Illinois.
(Wikimedia Commons)
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Lawsuit: U of I Retaliated Over Sex Harassment Claims

A former University of Illinois grad student is suing the school's board of trustees and others, seeking $6 million on the charge that administrators retaliated against her after she accused a visiting researcher of sexual harassment.