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Restoration of the ‘sound of the University of Illinois’ moves forward

By Joel Steinfeldt The restoration work on the historic Altgeld Chimes at Illinois is progressing rapidly, said Matthew Tomaszewski, the associate provost for capital planning. He’s leading a diverse team of Facilities and Services engineers, carpenters, movers, upholsterers, painters, and

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Altgeld Chimes still a campus tradition, 96 years later

Editor’s Note: This article about the Altgeld Chimes was originally published in July 2014. By Meaghan Downs Thousands of students attend Sue Wood’s daily concerts simply by walking to class. Many of them have never seen her. Six stories up

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News-Gazette stories feature Altgeld Hall

The News-Gazette in Champaign has covered Altgeld Hall several times. “Altgeld Hall’s rough-hewn Romanesque architecture has always made it stand out in a sea of green-roofed Georgian buildings on the University of Illinois campus,” Paul Wood wrote. Read the full

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Altgeld Hall news stories focus on chimes

Altgeld Hall has long been recognized as a gem on campus. One frequent topic for news stories: its chime. Chimesmaster Sue Wood and the Altgeld Ringers put on daily concerts from the attic of Altgeld. Read more: Inside Illinois Q&A

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