Carmen Bennitt

...Will Weep", "Set The Earth Firm", "Harvest and Other Stories" and "Open Season", a play published by University of Illinois Press. If so desired, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice, and the family especially requests...

Oil prices could cut into ethanol profits, but demand strong with federal biofuel mandate

...demand of about 13.5 billion gallons as long as gasoline consumption remains around 135 billion gallons a year, University of Illinois agricultural economist Scott Irwin said. That could grow if consumers ? spurred by low gas prices ? decide to...

Cool summer raises expectations of record corn, soybean harvest; seed, GPS technology factors

...royal flush on weather and I'm sure that the yields are going to be very high here," said Scott Irwin, a University of Illinois professor of agricultural and consumer economics.The expected large harvest has driven corn and soybean prices...

'Party School' ranking drops UGA to 15th

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia continues to drop in The Princeton Review's annual ranking of the nation's top party schools, falling to 15th place.

Wine Time: Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Napa Valley

...Jackson family team in 1998 via an unusual route. He grew up outside of Chicago and played defensive back for the University of Illinois football team. He earned an MBA and sold medical products, but he also tended bar once a week at one of my favorite...

Former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent released from jail

...Brent and that "you can't go on in life holding a grudge."Brent and Brown were college teammates at the University of Illinois and roommates in Texas, where Brown was a practice squad linebacker for the Cowboys.Brent was a defensive tackle...

American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon on 'special day'

...minutes, 6 seconds.McFadden was born in Russia and lived in an orphanage as a child before starring at the University of Illinois.She also won the 2013 NYC Marathon women's wheelchair race after taking the titles in Boston, London and...

Seattle's Percy Harvin hasn't been cleared

...Brent wrecked his Mercedes, leaving Brown dead. Brown, a linebacker, was also a teammate of Brent's at the University of Illinois.Prosecutors say Brent had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit. Brent's attorney denies...

UGA drops to 11th on 'party school' list

College students consider the University of Iowa the nation's best party school, a poll released Monday said. The University of Georgia, which was ranked first, second and fifth over the past three years, fell to 11th.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Fiddler to bring new music to Oka'Chaffa Indian Festival

...moved to Salt Lake City.He attended Arizona State University on a music scholarship and later transferred to the University of Illinois at Champagne/Urbana, where he studied classical violin with a Hungarian violinist."When you think of classical...