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Prairie hits ‘big turning point’ as volunteers establish native plants

John Marlin, a volunteer, coordinates the work done to maintain the prairie at the corner of Florida Avenue and Orchard Street.

July 21, 2014

The corner of Florida and Orchard used to be a no-mow zone — a drab collection of tall grasses and weeds — but then the Student Sustainability Committee started a project in 2010 to spruce the area up, transforming it into a prairie. Last week that same prairie was in a colorful bloom, with two ...

Illinois women’s tennis misses out on tournament

By Thomas Donley

April 30, 2014

After four days of uncertainty, the Illinois women’s tennis team found out it will not be competing for a national championship. The Illini missed out on the 64-team NCAA tournament field, which was announced Tuesday afternoon, for the second year in a row. “It’s disappointing not to see our name...