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U of I approves tuition rate freeze

Jan 21, 2016

University of Illinois Trustees have unanimously approved freezing tuition rates for the second straight year for in-state freshman.  

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen is recommending that trustees freeze tuition for a second straight year for instate freshmen.

The University of Illinois plans to use money left over from a construction project to help build a new African-American cultural center.

The University of Illinois' flagship campus has broadened its ban on hoverboards to cover all of its buildings and other campus facilities.

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Illinois hospitals' exemptions from property taxes are in question after an Illinois appellate court ruling earlier this week found a 2012 state law setting tax exemptions for charitable care to be unconstitutional.  If Carle Hospital in Urbana appeals this ruling , the next stop for this case would be the Illinois Supreme Court.

The University of Illinois' flagship campus is telling students not to bring hoverboards to school when they return from the holiday break.

The privately run student newspaper at the University of Illinois plans to scale back its print product and focus on digital delivery.

A large menorah knocked over earlier this year outside a University of Illinois Jewish center has been repaired and rededicated.

The University of Illinois took an unusual step this year to increase its in-state enrollment.  U of I accepted students with lower entrance-exam scores, and increased financial aid by several million dollars.

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The University of Illinois is officially done with the case of Steven Salaita, the professor whose job offer there was rescinded last year. As Illinois Public Radio's Hannah Meisel reports, the U of I's board of trustees approved a settlement this week that marks the end of an expensive and tense period for the school.

University of Illinois trustees are set to vote on a resolution urging state lawmakers to end an impasse and pass a budget. The resolution also says the university took steps to cut spending and plans for "shared sacrifice" in light of state financial challenges.

A University of Illinois trustees' committee has voted to eliminate a bonus for president Timothy Killeen worth $225,000 if he stays in the job for five years.

University of Illinois leaders say cuts announced last week in administration spending aren't the only places where the state budget uncertainty is having an effect.

College students and administrators gathered at the capitol today to remind lawmakers that the budget impasse is hurting their campuses.  Timothy Killeen, president of the University of Illinois, joined top executives from eight other colleges making the rounds of legislative leaders' offices at the statehouse, while students wearing school colors crowded the corridors. 

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.