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Uber launches its services in Champaign-Urbana

Uber Illinois General Manager Chris Taylor speaks with Champaign Mayor Don Gerard and other Uber supporters at Research Park Enterprise Works during the launch of Uberx services in Champaign-Urbana on Sunday.

By Jane Lee

February 16, 2015

There’s a new taxi service in town to rival the traditional yellow cab.Uber, the app-based taxi service that has been around in Illinois since 2011, officially launched its uberX service for Champaign-Urbana on Sunday at an event held at Research Park’s Enterprise Works.Uber Illinois Managing Dir...

UI professor tours, records, connects through jazz

Jim Pugh, professor of jazz studies, has had a career of playing and recording music, and touring with giants, including Woody Herman, Chick Corea, Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Pink Floyd and Frank Sinatra.

By Sarah Foster

December 3, 2014

When he first saw it, he was ten years old. And, for whatever reason, he thought it might be interesting. Now 54 years later, Jim Pugh, professor of jazz studies at the University, sits in his office behind the door’s “Bone Island” sign, a shorthand nod to his life’s profession. He tries to re...