U of I Professor Emeritus and LED inventor Nick Holonyak

(AP Photo/Bill Wiegand, HO)

News Local/State - October 07, 2014

LED Inventor, U of I Professor, Feels Work Bypassed By Nobel

A retired University of Illinois physicist is questioning whether a Nobel Prize awarded to three scientists Tuesday ignores the work he and others did to invent the world's first LED.

News Local/State - October 07, 2014

Report: Prof. Salaita Cancels UIC Address

Professor Steven Salaita, whose comments about Israel on Twitter led to the revoking of his appointment at the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus, has reportedly cancelled a speech at the Chicago campus today.

A screen shows the laureates of the Nobel Prize in Physics in Stockholm Tuesday.

(Bertil Ericson/EPA/Landov)

News National/International - October 07, 2014

3 Scientists Win Nobel In Physics For Development Of Blue LED

A trio of scientists, two from Japan and one from the U.S., will share the Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), leading to a new, environmentally friendly light source.

Tom Cross makes a campaign appearance in Champaign on September 4.

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

News Local/State - October 07, 2014

Election 2014: Republican Treasurer Candidate Tom Cross

Republican Tom Cross has served more than 20 years in the Illinois Legislature.  But he stepped down as House Minority Leader in 2013 to run for State Treasurer against Democratic Champaign Senator Mike Frerichs.

News Local/State - October 06, 2014

Gov. Quinn: No Regional Minimum Wage

First, the president held at $50,000 a head fundraiser for Governor Pat Quinn.  This week, the First Lady and Gloria Steinem will stump for him.  Over the weekend, it was actor Martin Sheen's turn.

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