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Top ten tech stories: from exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer

Chancellor Phyllis Wise, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Renee Romano and Research Park Director Laura Freirichs testify on University budget.
May 9, 2016

From exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer, this year had its fair share of intriguing and notable tech stories in the news. Along with an increasing emphasis on entrepreneurial opportunities,...

Budget impasse hits Parkland College

March 9, 2016

The state budget impasse is proving increasingly troublesome for the Parkland College faculty, staff and student body, and the college's theater department may be experiencing the negative effects first.With...

University copes with state budget impasse

December 9, 2015

By Christin WatkinsStaff WriterUniversity President Timothy Killeen asked the University community to “pretend we are looking into a future with a state higher education budget,” at a town hall meeting...

Seniors take stand against Rauner's proposed service cuts

Local seniors along with Champaign County Health Care Consumers and the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans rally in front of Rep. Adam Brown’s and Sen. Chapin Rose’s district offices in Champaign on Tuesday, July 14, to raise awareness about the effects of the proposed budget cuts to heating and cooling assistance and home care services.
July 14, 2015

Twenty-five community seniors rallied in front of Rep. Adam Brown’s and Sen. Chapin Rose’s district offices in Champaign, shouting, “Stop the cuts and save our seniors,” on Tuesday morning to state...

Local families joined Ammons, Bennett to discuss Rauner's budget

June 29, 2015

Champaign-Urbana families joined State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, and State Sen. Scott Bennett, D-Champaign, to discuss Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget cuts on Monday.About 100 local families...

Ammons launches petition against budget cuts

June 25, 2015

State representative Carol Ammons launched a community-wide petition in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to cut funding to the University.Ammons issued a press release Monday discussing...

Restoring immigration services

April 21, 2015

As of April 3, Governor Bruce Rauner cut funding for vital programs across the state, including all immigrant service programs. The Immigrant Service Line Item makes up only .01 percent of the overall...

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