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Groundbreaking athlete Althea Gibson was born on August 25, 1927. A member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Althea Gibson won 11 Grand Slam tournaments. She was also the first black athlete to break the color barrier in international … Continue reading

A celebration of the life of our longtime colleague Judy McCulloh will be held this Saturday, August 16th at 2:00 PM at Smith Hall (805 South Mathews) on the campus of the University of Illinois, Urbana. A reception will follow immediately in … Continue reading

This summer the Press welcomed a pair of new faces to the staff. This means it’s time for another blog edition of “Meet the Press:” In June Jenn Barbee joined the Press Business office to fill the the position of Account Tech. … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press has an opening for a Desktop Publisher. The Press is seeking a Publisher to compose books and journals for the Press using InDesign/CS6 for Macintosh. Details on the position and how to apply can be … Continue reading

Ayers Sand Prairie in Carroll County was once the western edge of the Wisconsin Glacier. Among the small dunes explorers can spy plants and animals friendly to the dry growing conditions such as the birds-foot violet and the Olympia marble … Continue reading

The Architecture of Barry Byrne by Vincent L. Michael was named one of the top books of 2013 by the Chicago Tribune Printer’s Row. As the subtitle of the book, Taking the Prairie School to Europe, indicates, Chicago architect Byrne … Continue reading

One of our most dedicated colleagues at the Press was recognized with a University-wide honor this month. Custodial worker Bill Beckett was named the The Most “Valued” Person (MVP) by University of Illinois Facilities & Services. The award is given to an staff member … Continue reading

Bluegrass singer Ginger Boatwright was born on September 21st in 1944. She has been involved in various bands throughout the years including the Grammy nominated Red White and Blue(grass), the all-female bluegrass group the Bushwackers, and the Doug Dillard Band. … Continue reading

Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan.  Hood and Howells, 1925.  View from southwest.  (Contemporary post card, collection of the author) . . . . the paper announced an open competition in May 1922 to design a new headquarters on the recently … Continue reading

  Chicago Temple, corner of Clark and Washington Streets.  Holabird and Roche, 1923.  View from northwest.  (Contemporary post card, collection of the author) The most provocative challenge to the outdated height limit was the Chicago Temple, designed by Holabird & … Continue reading