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Research Park director wary of higher education budget cuts

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

By Lilly Mashayek

March 10, 2016

Laura Frerichs, director of the University’s Research Park, knows the importance of encouraging small businesses in a struggling economy. Working to encourage technology companies and startups to develop, she could imagine the effects that the continued lack of a state budget could have on the c...

Champaign Public Works ask city council to fund pothole repairs

By Angelica Lavito

March 5, 2014

Potholes are presenting problems to more than just drivers. The Champaign City Council voted 9-0 to allow city staff to address funding for capital improvement projects, including pothole repairs, at a study session Tuesday night. “I don’t want to paint a gloomy picture here, but we’re not even t...