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More than 5,200 students from China attend the University of Illinois campus in Champaign-Urbana and local businesses are taking notice.

The University of Illinois and the hospital it's working with to open a new engineering-based medical school, hope to have the first dean hired by spring 2016.


An American kestrel that the University of Illinois used as an educational bird of prey has been found after escaping last week.

An NCAA filing shows that the University of Illinois spent more than $650.000 for a Chicago law firm to investigate racial discrimination and abuse accusations in the women's basketball program.

3 U of I faculty violate Illinois ethics law

Sep 18, 2015

A state ethics panel says three University of Illinois faculty violated Illinois ethics laws when they used their campus email addresses to discuss political activity with a congressional candidate in 2013. 

The United States' top education official has been traveling through the Midwest by school bus and made a couple stops in Illinois.  The U.S. Secretary of Education's visit to the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus today highlighted services for disabled students.

U of I honors disability advocate

Sep 14, 2015

The University of Illinois’ main campus in Urbana was the first in the country with accommodations for those with disabilities, ranging from bus routes, to residence hall, to a wheelchair sports program.  There’s now an effort in Congress to honor the man whose innovation started it all.

  The process to win approval for a new medical school at the University of Illinois' flagship campus was long and involved serious political maneuvering. Much of that wheeling and dealing took place in emails written by then-Chancellor Phyllis Wise in private email accounts.

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

A former University of Illinois graduate student is suing the school's board of trustees and others, claiming administrators retaliated against her after she accused a visiting researcher of sexual harassment.

The University of Illinois is grappling with a requirement of the Affordable Care Act that takes effect in 2016. 

Fighting Illini

As Illinois’ football team looks to adjust to a new head coach, they’re focused on their first opponent Friday. Illinois Public Radio's Jeff Bossert has more:



A judge has taken a preliminary step toward allowing a professor suing the University of Illinois over the loss of a job offer to pursue a claim that the university destroyed evidence.



The mumps outbreak at the University of Illinois stands at over 100 cases after the first week of classes. Those who have contact with the U of I are now being encouraged to get an extra dose of the mumps vaccine. Most who’ve come down with the disease had already been vaccinated. Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department administrator Julie Pryde says the outbreak is a "public health crisis", an exasperating one.


Attorneys for a professor who's suing the University of Illinois over a lost job offer have asked a federal judge to restore claims that evidence in the case was destroyed.

The University of Illinois' Urbana campus is losing yet another top administrator. Provost Ilesanmi Adesida announced Monday that he's stepping down after three years on the job.  

The second-ranking official at the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign campus says he will resign over what he calls controversies on campus.


The University of Illinois will name the new court at the State Farm Center after longtime Illini coach Lou Henson.

The University of Illinois is asking a judge to dismiss a former soccer player's lawsuit alleging she was improperly cleared to play after a concussion.

Police says someone has vandalized a large menorah outside a Jewish center on the University of Illinois campus. It's the second time it has happened this year.

The University of Illinois official in charge of a $165 million renovation of the State Farm Center says the project will be 80% complete when the arena opens on Dec. 2. 

University of Illinois President Tim Killeen says he's "testing the waters" with talk of increasing enrollment across the school's three campuses to 100,000.

The University of Illinois says several administrators violated school policy by using private emails to hide correspondence from public view, including emails about Steven Salaita, James Kilgore and the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

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CHICAGO (AP) - University of Illinois trustees are expected to sign off on a deal to finalize the structure of and financial arrangements for a new medical school in Urbana. Trustees meeting Thursday in Chicago will vote on the agreement to name the new medical school Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Carle is a local hospital partnering with the university.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois has hired a legal scholar with long ties to California as the next dean of its College of Law. The university says Vikram Amar will become the new dean on Aug. 16, pending approval of the university's board of trustees.  Amar is the senior associate dean for academic affairs at the University of California, Davis School of Law. He previously was a professor at UC Hastings and a visiting professor at UC Berkeley and UCLA.

  URBANA, Ill. (AP) - University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says the school will put off any consideration of raises for the coming school year until the state budget situation is settled. Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats could not agree on a 2016 budget before the fiscal year started Wednesday.

Illinois Department of Agriculture

(AP) - The Illinois Department of Agriculture says students from the University of Illinois' College of Veterinary Medicine will help care for animals at the state fair. A release form the department on Wednesday calls the fair a good chance for students to work with large animals. Agriculture director Philip Nelson said the number of people practicing large-animal medicine is in decline. 

Academic group votes to censure U of I

Jun 15, 2015


Associated Press

The University of Illinois will be able to continue operating, even in the case of a possible state government shutdown.