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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.

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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. 

Six schools in central Illinois are participating in a pilot project to train teachers, administrators and other adults to help students who are affected by trauma.  The program began through a Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration grant to train school district personnel and community members. 

A University of Illinois working group will study legal ramifications of making the campus a sanctuary for students living in the U.S. without legal permission.

The University of Illinois' Springfield campus recorded the second-largest student body in its history this fall.

The PARCC test, associated with the Common Core, will be somewhat shorter next year. 

Bradley hosts Career and Public Service Expo

Apr 8, 2015

Bradley University students interested in pursuing a career in Public Service can meet with potential employers Thursday.  

UICOMP students hold ‘Match Day’ ritual

Mar 20, 2015

Fourth year medical students across the country – including nearly 50 in Peoria - tore into sealed envelopes today.  The students at the U of I College of Medicine in Peoria found out where they would go for their residency programs in the annual “Match Day” ritual. Tremont Student Brittany Price will study emergency medicine at OSF.  She says the Match Day culminates years of work:

A lawmaker wants to help make students aware of the consequences of using their cell phones to send nude pictures which can sometimes result in a felony offense.

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