Update: 10:05 pm UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- More than 36,000 people showed up at the first Illini home game.
Our Drew Wilder had the chance to sit down with the organizers of the freedom celebration and talk about the festivities that will take place on July 4th.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- People in the UI community are remembering a graduate student who died while studying abroad in Brazil.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A former UI band director pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars worth of instruments from the department.
U of I -- Campus is one step closer to being smoke-free.
CHAMPAIGN -- Students are spreading Christmas cheer throughout the world over the telephone.
Latest: 10:01 pm, 10/28/13, Monday UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI's homecoming game had two unhappy endings.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Since the semester began, police say there have been four calls from the Illini Union Bookstore about stolen books.
CHAMPAIGN -- Champaign and University of Illinois police were at Texas Roadhouse Friday morning, but they weren't there to fight crime.
CHAMPAIGN -- Kids at the Indian Acres Swim Club spent the morning rounding up fun.
URBANA -- The University of Illinois president will serve for another year.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Demolition is underway on a university dormitory.
CHAMPAIGN -- University police are investigating two cases of armed robbery from the weekend.
CHAMPAIGN -- The University of Illinois Research Park could expand this fall.
URBANA -- Police say a man has been writing threats on UI walls and employees are shocked to find out it was a former coworker all along.
CHAMPAIGN -- A UI student is making history.
Latest: 4:39 pm
CHAMPAIGN -- It's official. Assembly Hall will be renamed "The State Farm Center."
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Vet students are treating some special cats.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- New research done on campus could help treat cancer patients.
URBANA -- Service dogs spend their lives helping people in need, and University of Illinois veterinarians are making sure they get some help in the dental department.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A student is sharing her graduation spotlight with her best friend.
URBANA -- UI students started a new chapter Sunday, but something was missing.
CHAMPAIGN -- Students are packing up and shipping out.
CHAMPAIGN -- A piece of history is floating back to the UI.
URBANA -- The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 00th anniversary by sharing stories of hope.
SPRINGFIELD -- Public college campuses could soon be added to the list of places you can't smoke.
ILLINOIS -- The state will invest over $1 million to renovate the Education Building at the University of Illinois.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is teaming up with UI to change the way we get around.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- UI students and staff will be able to light up for the rest of the year.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The Illinois baseball team is gearing up to honor veterans this weekend.
URBANA -- People on campus bared it all on their bikes for a good cause.
URBANA -- Just a few dozen volunteers helped feed hundreds of hungry families Monday night.
BOSTON -- A UI professor reacts to the marathon explosions through email.
CHAMPAIGN -- New technology at the UI is being called an "industrial revolution."
CHAMPAIGN -- It was a big year for women in the military and today dozens got together to celebrate.
CHAMPAIGN -- A UI student raised thousands of dollars in honor of her mother.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Building and food service workers are going back to work with a new contract.
URBANA -- He's a man who made a real impression on the film industry but here people are remembering the impact Roger Ebert had in his own hometown.
CHAMPAIGN -- College basketball teams aren't the only ones battling through brackets this March.
CHAMPAIGN -- Two construction projects will soon crowd a campustown intersection, and it's giving business owner's flashbacks of roadwork they'll never forget.
CHAMPAIGN -- Who touched the ball first?
CHAMPAIGN -- The UI is recognized as one of the best when it comes to accommodating people with disabilities and a new dorm is proof.
CHAMPAIGN -- If college basketball doesn't spark your interest, don't throw out that bracket just yet.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Students still support the chief.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Illini men's basketball team hopes to make it to the Final Four later this month, but another UI team already has.
CHAMPAIGN-- The Champaign County Freedom Celebration has a new home.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- An alumni hopes to go to space but needs your help first.
URBANA -- Hundreds of UI workers are deciding whether or not accept a new contract.
URBANA -- Hundreds of students gathered on the Main Quad at the UI to make a viral video of their take on the popular "Harlem Shake."
CHAMPAIGN -- People at the UI have a message for people in Champaign-Urbana: stay out.