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A federal judge has set an April 2019 trial date for a former physics student accused of kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China.

Lawyers for a former physics student accused of kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China intend to ask the presiding federal judge to recuse himself in the death penalty case. 

U.S. prosecutors have told a judge they will seek the death penalty against a 28-year-old man charged with the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China.

Attorneys for a man accused of killing a University of Illinois scholar from China are asking a judge to dismiss a main charge against him and change the location of his trial.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner says improved detection and better scrutiny of packages in the mail will reduce the spread of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. 

Defense attorneys for a man accused of killing a University of Illinois scholar from China say they need more time to prepare their case.

The Illinois Office of Tourism is planning to expand and open offices in China and Mexico to attract foreign visitors and help boost the state's tourism industry.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen are leaving for a trade and research mission to Israel on Sunday.

A man accused in the abduction and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China is to be arraigned on new charges.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner has wrapped up a nine-day trade mission to China. 

Gov. Rauner Courts Japanese Investors

Sep 12, 2017

 

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is in Japan to promote the state’s universities and transportation infrastructure in hopes of attracting businesses.

A judge has allowed lawyers for a 27-year-old suspect in the abduction of a University of Illinois scholar from China to withdraw from the case on grounds he can't foot the legal bills. 

Family of Kidnapped U of I Scholar Speaks

Aug 22, 2017

The family of kidnapped U of I visiting scholar Yingying Zhang says they will not give up their search for her and Tuesday they asked President Donald Trump for help in finding her. 

Family of Yingying Zhang Increases Monetary Reward

Jul 14, 2017

The family of missing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang has increased the amount of reward money for information about her location. 

The defense attorney for a man accused of kidnapping a University of Illinois scholar from China says his client deserves the "presumption of innocence."

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - Representatives of University of Illinois police and a campus counseling center will meet with students to discuss the search for a visiting scholar from China.

An online fundraising effort has brought in more than $80,000 for the family of a visiting scholar from China who disappeared from the University of Illinois.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that'll help locate a visiting scholar from China who disappeared from the University of Illinois. 

Holocaust survivor tells of shanghai ghetto

May 2, 2014
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Illinois officials are remembering the six-million Jews killed in the Holocaust. An annual ceremony took place yesterday in Springfield's Old State Capitol. IPR'S Brian Mackey was there.'

Praying: Y'hey sh'lama raba min sh'ma-ya ..." 

The ceremony included the Kaddish, a Jewish prayer of mourning. Gov. Pat Quinn and other officials spoke. Then a survivor shared her story.