The University of Illinois board has approved bonuses totaling $175,000 for the president of the university's system and the chancellor of the University of Illinois-Chicago campus for the second straight year.
The university board of trustees approved the bonuses for President Timothy Killeen and Chancellor Michael Amiridis Thursday for their performance during the 2016-2017 school year.
The trustees approved a $100,000 bonus for Killeen and a $75,000 bonus for Amiridis. Both are expected to receive the bonuses within 90 days.
The approval came after the University of Illinois System escaped broad declines in enrollment this fall among other public universities in the state.
At Thursday's meeting, the trustees also approved a $6.5 billion system budget for the 2017-2018 year.