A relative sits in a gym in South Korea to await news.
(Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
April 19, 2014

Captain Apologizes As Death Toll Rises In S. Korea Ferry Accident

Divers searching a sunken South Korean ferry have found three more bodies, bringing the number of victims to 32. Since the ship sank Wednesday, difficult conditions have complicated recovery efforts; heavy cranes have arrived that can shift the ferry, but officials say they'll wait to use them until they're sure none of the hundreds still missing managed to survive.


Foellinger Auditorium on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(JanetandPhil/flickr)
April 18, 2014

U Of I: Illinois Pension Overhaul Had Costly Mistake

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees has told President Robert Easter to work with other state schools and lawmakers to prevent a wave of retirements brought on by Illinois’ pension reform law.


Cristina Peña was born with HIV. In high school, she was afraid to tell her boyfriend, Chris Ondaatje, about her illness. The couple have been together for 13 years.
(StoryCorps)
April 18, 2014

Born With HIV, Building A Future

Cristina Peña was born in 1984 with HIV. Her father died from AIDS, and her mother is still living with HIV. Cristina was told she had HIV when she was 9, but she and her family kept it a secret from her schoolmates and friends.


Mark Rubel with Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets at Mabel's in Dec. 1984.
(Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois)
April 18, 2014

Rising from the Ashes of Disco

Many consider the 1980’s to early 90’s the golden age of local music in Champaign-Urbana, especially when it comes to rock and roll.  On Saturday, April 19th, the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois will be hosting a panel discussion entitled “Rising from the Ashes of Disco: Urbana-Champaign’s Music Scene during the 1980s and Early 1990s.”


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