blog postsIllinois: The early yearsJun 22, 2017 8:00 am3 views From the muddy prairie rose a school—and a student body—rooted in manual labor and religious worship, in addition to cultural activities that left sports in the dustQ&A: Chris Silcox, former Illini gymnast and Spider-Man stunt doubleAug 11, 2017 8:30 am5 views If you saw Spider-Man: Homecoming, you saw Chris Silcox. You just didn’t realize it.Illinois alum wins Columbia's John Chancellor Award for journalismSep 19, 2017 10:45 am3 views '(Dan) Balz is the chief correspondent of The Washington Post and one of the country’s most trusted political reporters.'Tatyana McFadden wins eighth Chicago Marathon, breaking her own course recordOct 9, 2017 2:15 pm1 views The victory this year was special for the Illinois alumna after missing the London Marathon and finishing fourth at Boston. She had been undefeated since 2013.Illinois Homecoming Week 2017Oct 12, 2017 10:30 am2 views Return to your campus, explore the University's 150 year history, and share your photos, memories and stories via social mediaIllinois to honor its only Medal of Honor awardeeOct 25, 2017 8:00 am1 views Maj. Kenneth Bailey of Danville, a 1935 graduate, was awarded the medal posthumously for leading his company in defending an airfield during the Guadalcanal Campaign in September 1942College of Business receives $150 million naming giftOct 26, 2017 8:30 am2 views The College of Business at Illinois will be known as the Gies College of Business after an unprecedented investment from a distinguished alumnus. University Archives receives Ebert's movie press kits from Chicago Sun-TimesNov 1, 2017 10:30 am0 views 'Chaz (Ebert’s) efforts to connect us with the Sun-Times have been an invaluable step forward to bring the Roger Ebert archival legacy home.'