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BBC: Marini Naturals: The haircare business that reaches 12 countries

They say that when a woman gets a new hairstyle it means that there is something big going on in her life.

AP: Multiple Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies at 81

Terrence McNally, one of America’s great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and “Master...

NPR: Retired Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden Dies At 88

One of the astronauts who flew during the lunar program has died. Al Worden, 88, was a command module pilot who circled the...

What do Russians hope to gain from U.S. elections interference?

Is election interference by Russia something new? The tradition of election interference goes back to the Cold War. In...

Is the US ready for the 2020 census? And what’s at stake for Illinois?

Cynthia Buckley is among the many experts who have voiced concerns and even alarm about preparations in recent years leading up to the...

Does lack of paid sick time make US susceptible to global health crisis?

Does the lack of paid sick time at the federal level make the U.S. uniquely vulnerable to a global health threat like...

NPR: Remembering Actor Max Von Sydow, From Bergman To ‘Game Of Thrones’

Actor Max von Sydow, whose career stretched across seven decades, died Sunday at the age of 90. The imposing Swedish star played...

BBC: Troy Collings: North Korea’s ‘first budget travel agent’ dies aged 33

The head of the first budget travel agency to North Korea, Troy Collings, has died of a heart attack at 33.

NPR: At 25 Years, Understanding The Longevity Of Craigslist

Craigslist is a bit of an anomaly on the rapidly changing Internet. While other sites are constantly tweaking, testing new designs, finding...

VOA: Former Egyptian Ruler Mubarak Dead at 91

Longtime Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has died at the age of 91. His death was reported Tuesday by state...

NPR: B. Smith, Restaurateur And Lifestyle Icon, Dies At 70 Of Early Onset Alzheimer’s

The world is less generous and less welcoming because B. Smith, former model, entertainer and lifestyle doyenne, has left it.

BBC: Katherine Johnson: Hidden Figures Nasa mathematician dies at 101

Pioneering African-American Nasa mathematician Katherine Johnson has died at the age of 101. Nasa announced her death on Twitter,...

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Krannert Center COVID-19 Operations Update and Performance Cancellations

Urbana, IL—On March 11, the University of Illinois communicated new guidelines for university operations, enacted to safeguard health during current COVID-19 conditions.

Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 message to students, faculty members, staff

The message below was distributed Wednesday evening to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, faculty members and staff.Dear Members of the University...

Urbana Park District cancels programs, events and rentals and closes buildings through April 12

The Urbana Park District has been closely following the Center for Disease Control guidelines on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has implemented several...

[Illinois] 2020 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival canceled

The 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert, announced today that the 2020 event has been...