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Paper: Lawful discrimination by businesses creates ‘customer caste’

Judicial rulings on the leading civil rights laws have created a “customer caste” in which people of color are subject to legal,...

Celebrating our diversity

 It is snowing again, and I turn to look through the bus window as it slowly pulls into the final stop....

Following the sounds of prairie cicadas

OUTSIDE LODA, Ill. – When I arrive at the Loda Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserve, Katie Dana is already out there. She’s wearing...

‘Pressing Issues’ at Krannert Art Museum shows WPA printmakers’ thoughts on social justice

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Printmakers employed by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s created images that dealt with issues of labor unrest,...

Today’s immigration policies rooted in long history, author says

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — U.S. immigration policies of recent years are praised by some and denounced by others, but there is plenty of...

Do-it-yourself COVID-19 vaccines fraught with public health problems

Well-intentioned “citizen scientists” developing homemade COVID-19 vaccines may believe they’re inoculating themselves against the ongoing pandemic, but the practice of self-experimentation with...

Most homemade masks are doing a great job, even when we sneeze, study finds

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Studies indicate that homemade masks help combat the spread of viruses like COVID-19 when combined with frequent hand-washing and...

Illinois professor’s stories address race, complicated family relationships

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — David Wright wrote the real-life story of Richard Etheridge, the only Black man to lead a lifesaving crew along the Outer...

Culturally adapted exercise program helps Hispanic older adults be more active

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Hispanic older adults tend to be one of the most sedentary populations in the U.S., further escalating their increased...

Cholesterol metabolite causes immune system to attack T cells instead of breast cancer, study finds

In breast cancer tumors, a molecule produced when the body breaks down cholesterol hijacks the myeloid immune cells that normally arm...

Illinois archivist’s prize-winning essay reveals Jewish origins of Viennese cuisine

Susanne Belovari’s Viennese roots, her family’s culinary traditions and her years of work as a Holocaust restitution scholar contributed to her new...

Cell-autonomous immunity shaped human evolution

Every human cell harbors its own defenses against microbial invaders, relying on strategies that date back to some of the earliest events...

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[Champaign] THE 20TH ANNUAL PARADE OF LIGHTS WILL BE A VIRTUAL

CHAMPAIGN - There’s no place like home for the holidays - a classic holiday tune that will ring true this holiday season....

[Urbana] Halloween masquerade car parade

Wednesday, October 28Rain Date: Thursday, October 29Decorate: 5-7pm ~ Parade Start: 7:30pmMarket Place Mall Parking LotAll AgesFree! We're...

[Illinois] Verizon 5G Innovation Hub Opens at Research Park

CHAMPAIGN — Verizon Business continues to accelerate the development of real-world 5G use cases with the rollout of its latest 5G Innovation Hub at...