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Champaign Travel

Friday, 28 April 2017

Champaign-Urbana is going country this weekend, and it'll be busy!

Country singers Garth Brooks and Trishia Yearwood are performing several shows at the State Farm Center this weekend starting tonight.

U of I police say drivers should find a different route through campus this weekend to avoid traffic.

They say traffic will be extra heavy tomorrow with two shows starting ... READ MORE >>

EIU Vitalization - Update

Friday, 28 April 2017

Eastern Illinois University's Board of Trustees votes to eliminate some degree programs at the Charleston campus.

Earlier today, the board decided to get rid of Africana studies and the adult and community education program.

The Philosophy program was originally on the list to eliminate, but will remain.

Officials say cutting philosophy would have resulted in layoffs.


Special Olympic Spring Games Canceled

Friday, 28 April 2017

While dry conditions are ideal for the local Special Olympics Spring Games, Friday's soggy weather called for a cancellation.
Eastern Illinois University hosts the Special Olympics Illinois Area Nine competition each year with EIU students serving as volunteers.
Area Nine Director Vanessa Duncan said athletes have been reaching out to her about the cancellation ... READ MORE >>

EIU Vitalization Project

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Eastern Illinois University could eliminate up to four of their degree programs.

A vitalization workgroup is asking the Board of Trustees to consider eliminating the Bachelor's in Philosophy, Africana

Studies, Career and Technical Education, and Adult and Community Education.

Officials say layoffs would only occur in the Philosophy department if that major is eliminated. ... READ MORE >>