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The board of trustees at Western Illinois University has voted to keep costs for the 2018-2019 school year at current levels.

Thousands of students at schools across Illinois participated in a national walkout to demand action on gun violence.

University of Chicago faculty and students are protesting an invitation to former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon to participate in a debate on immigration and globalization.

Illinois Education Association Opposes GOP Tax Plan

Dec 13, 2017

The Illinois Education Association opposes the GOP federal tax cut plan on many levels, including the provision that ends the tax deduction for teachers who purchase classroom supplies. 

New data shows time spent on math instruction has increased steadily in Illinois in recent years, while time spent on English has declined.

Chicago State University officials say students are staying in hotels after a residence hall pipe burst and the building has no heat or hot water.

The chancellor of Southern Illinois University wants to eliminate academic departments and department heads amid plummeting enrollment and deteriorating finances.

More than two dozen Illinois libraries are receiving grants to help young students develop skills in technology, communication, goal setting and conflict resolution.

Gov. Bruce Rauner is downplaying defeats in the just-ended legislative session where lawmakers voted to nix most of the Rauner vetoes they attempted to override.

A Chicago businessman and his wife have donated $150 million to the College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.

The University of Illinois is proposing a new public-private innovation center near downtown Chicago that would partner the Urbana-Champaign campus with two other research institutions.

The University of Illinois is appointing a task force to develop policies to avoid issues with disruptions while maintaining free speech and a welcoming environment.

Trump's Immigration Policy Not Affecting U of I

Oct 5, 2017

The Chancellor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says so far, the Trump Administration immigration and visa policies have not hurt the university in recruiting students and employees. 

Two graduates of the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business have made a $75 million gift to the school.

U of I Engineering Students Build Solar Powered Car

Sep 26, 2017

Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are testing a high-tech car on the world stage. 

Officials at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville are offering a semester's free tuition and fees for information in a case involving a racial slur.

Peoria Public High Schools were on lockdown this afternoon after reports of a gun at the career center. Students from the other three high schools come and go from Woodruff Career and Technical Center. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a plan pushed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan aimed at protecting students who take out college loans.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has officially completed his 15-month prison sentence and is no longer being monitored by law enforcement.

Local Schools Remain Hopeful for State Payments

Aug 2, 2017
Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Students in Illinois are preparing for the new school year. And school districts that rely on state aid for operating are still hoping the first payment arrives as scheduled, August 10th.

Chicago Public Schools officials are promising that school will open on time regardless of whether a critical funding law is enacted. 

The University of Illinois will hold a conference focusing on the problem of hunger in college students.

The Illinois State Board of Education is proposing a new timeline for a federal law that aims to help students pass state exams as well as be proficient in math and reading.

An exhibit on the Harlem Renaissance has opened at the African-American Cultural and Genealogical Society Museum of Illinois in Decatur.

Teachers will be able to see a free round of golf in Springfield this month. The Lincoln Land Charity Championship has named June 22 "Horace Mann Educator's Day" at the PGA tournament.

Lawmakers of both parties, and even Gov. Bruce Rauner, agree that Illinois doesn't fund schools in an equitable manner. But with the legislative session scheduled to end on May 31, they still can't agree on exactly how to fix it.

 

One plan earned bipartisan approval in a House committee today, clearing a procedural hurdle that positions it for possible speedy passage.

 

Incoming Illinois State University students this fall won't pay more to attend the school than last year's freshman class.  ISU trustees voted to hold tuition, fees and room-and-board rates steady for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees last week pushed off a major financial decision.

Western Illinois University is giving students and natural resource professionals a chance to flock to a community along the Mississippi River to learn more about the migration and health of ducks.  The school says the program is offered at its Kibbe Life Science Station in Warsaw. 

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School personnel across Illinois are adapting to a new state law that requires districts to have an emergency protocol to deal with asthma emergencies.  Under the new law anyone who works with students must be trained to handle asthma emergencies. 

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