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Profiting at the pump: Low gas prices lead to consumer spending

Gas prices across the nation have hit recent lows as a result of the fall of crude oil. The drop in gas prices is leading consumers across the U.S. and in Champaign-Urbana to spend more on other goods.

By Declan Harty

March 9, 2016

Bob Sinclair doesn’t keep his eyes on the gas meter as he fills up his Lexus RX350. In seconds, a click signals that the retired dentist’s SUV is filled back up; the pump reads $10.14.“It’s just nice to have to pay a little less,” Sinclair said. In the recent past, he paid “$200 to $300 a ...

Illini hockey steps up during Olen brothers' absence

Illini Eric Cruikshank gains control of the puck during the game against Lindenwood on February 7. Cruickshank has had to fill a void left in the Olens' absence.

By Matt Gertsemeier

February 10, 2015

While center John Olen and goaltender Joe Olen have been representing Team USA at the World University Games in Granada, Spain, Illinois has gone 3-1. The Olens have been gone for two weeks and head coach Nick Fabbrini has joked that maybe they should stay in Spain.“I sent them a text the other day...