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CNN: The one thing about Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatness everyone keeps missing

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was barreling toward the climax of his greatest speech when he made a split-second decision that...

NPR: Tattoo Removal Programs Help Former Inmates Wipe The Slate Clean

Shane MacLeod spent 14 years in federal prison for armed robbery and he's covered from head-to-toe in tattoos. The only things not...

NPR: Liang Jun, China’s Iconic Female Tractor Driver, Dies At 90

People across China are remembering the life of Liang Jun, who is celebrated as the first Chinese woman to work as a...

Unstoppable

Billy Dec owns restaurants, acts and produces movies, does podcasts with NBA stars, prepares meals on "The Today Show," hangs with David...

Parisa Tabriz, ’05 ENG, MS ’07 ENG, is Google’s Browser Boss

As a senior engineering director overseeing Google Chrome, Parisa Tabriz helps keep your computer safe against assaults by bedroom hackers, hostile...

The first to rank the best

Here’s a question for Illinois sports fans: Who at the University of Illinois changed the face of college football in the 1920s?...

The US used a drone to kill an Iranian general. What might be the consequences?

On Jan. 3, the U.S. used an airborne drone to kill Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, one of the most powerful men in...

BBC: The entrepreneur stopping food waste

For many people, leaving the stability of a well-paid job to join a start-up might seem daunting. For Danish entrepreneur Mette Lykke,...

VOA: First Deaf and Blind Harvard Law Graduate Says Accessibility Isn’t Charity

Haben Girma, a lawyer born deaf and blind, has advocated for accessibility from her hometown of Oakland, California, all the way...

BBC: ‘Fashion industry’s pollution made me cry’

The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Yael Aflalo, chief...

BBC: How a university dropout built a toy empire

A few years into trying to build a toy business in China, budding entrepreneur Nick Mowbray got a lucky break - a...

What do we really know about poverty?

The holidays are a time we focus on those in need and heap scorn on the Scrooges and Mr. Potters who don’t....

Anouncement

[Champaign] 13 Thursdays in Campustown

13THURSDAYS presented by JSM Living continues in campustown this summer now through August 12. Explore campustown by taking advantage of deals and sales at 21 participating businesses every...

[Illinois] Passes for 22nd annual ‘Ebertfest’ on sale June 7

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Passes for the 22nd annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” will go on sale June 7.

Media advisory: Illinois undergraduates featured in television series ‘The College Tour’

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eleven students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be featured in an edition of “The College Tour,”...

[Champaign] EXPLORE CAMPUSTOWN BUSINESSES ALL SUMMER WITH THE RETURN OF 13 THURSDAYS

CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign Center Partnership invites the public to explore Campustown this summer during the return of 13 Thursdays, the annual 13-week promotion...