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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....

The view from inside the ‘medical scandal’ of China’s gene-edited babies

Before the news broke internationally that Chinese scientist He Jiankui had allegedly genetically engineered twin girls, only a few people around the...

NPR: Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker Dies At 92

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, the closest thing to a rock star economist this country has seen, died Monday at 92,...

How might ‘Medicare for All’ reshape health care in the U.S.?

Editor’s note: A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll indicates that support for a single-payer health system is increasing among American consumers, but many people...

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Chicago In Tune music festival is Aug. 19 – Sept. 19

Make plans to experience Chicago In Tune, a new citywide festival (Aug. 19 – Sept. 19) that celebrates music in the key...

[Champaign] Immigrant Back-to-School Resource Fair

Local immigrant-serving organizations hosting back-to-school resource fair with free food, school supplies, and COVID-19 vaccination clinic CHAMPAIGN, IL --...

[Champaign] Campustown Pub Tour

Thursday, July 22 at 5:30 PM at Murphy's Pub Grab some friends and explore Campustown pubs on the 13...

[Urbana] Run the Power of Parks 5k during July

Run a 5k race at your own pace during the month of July at the Urbana Park District Power of Parks 5k.