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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. 

Flash Index: Illinois Economy Continues to Grow

Feb 6, 2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / Department of Economics

The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index for January rose three-tenths of a point to 104.4. Anything over 100 indicates the state’s economy is growing.

Economist Fred Giertz reports that that Flash’s rise is driven by strong individual income tax receipts. He also says Illinois’ economic health and strong unemployment figures also mirror the national economy. "It’s been an upward trajectory. Unemployment has been going down, but we haven’t move as fast as the national economy," Giertz said.

The University of Illinois is launching a new bioenergy research center that will be used to generate new fuel products directly from plants.

Federal prosecutors in the case of a former physics student charged with the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China say they don't object to delaying the trial now that the government is seeking the death penalty.

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.

New data from the University of Illinois' expanded background-checks policy show that the school withdrew 35 job offers across three campuses last year.

University of Illinois trustees have voted to freeze the school's base tuition for incoming, in-state freshmen for a fourth consecutive year.
 
University President Timothy Killeen made the recommendation to the board of trustees in an effort to stop an exodus of Illinois high school graduates to colleges in other states. The board voted Thursday, approving the freeze for the university system's three campuses.
 

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.

The University of Illinois Springfield is opening its first student union.

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says he will recommend that the school freeze its base tuition for incoming, in-state freshmen for a fourth consecutive year.

The University of Illinois is considering an expansion of its solar farm.

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The family of Yingying Zhang is hoping that 2018 will be the year they get answers about her disappearance. That’s when Brendt Christensen, the man accused of kidnapping and causing the death of the young visiting scholar from China, is to go on trial. 

Killeen Weighs In On Congressional Tax Reform Bill

Dec 20, 2017
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University of Illinois President Tim Killeen says he's pleased the Republican tax reform bill protects graduate education … but he cautions it could harm higher education in other areas.

In an email to U of I employees, Killeen says he is glad Congress kept the tuition tax benefit in place for graduate students. If grad students get their tuition waived as part of their research and teaching work, they will not have to report that waiver as income.

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 69 years in prison for fatally shooting a man at a party near the University of Illinois.

The University of Illinois is preparing to unveil a replacement menorah structure outside the Chabad Center for Jewish Life after it was vandalized for the fourth time in three years.

The University of Illinois has expanded its guaranteed admission program with City Colleges of Chicago. 

Immigration Battle Fuels Higher Ed Uncertainty

Nov 20, 2017
University of Illinois International Student and Scholar Services / Facebook

The ongoing rule changes and legal battles over immigration are affecting international students at the state’s colleges and universities.

Martin McFarland is the Director of International Students and Scholar Services at the University of Illinois. Speaking on the Illinois Public Radio talk show  The 21st, McFarland says the people he works with are getting frustrated with all the uncertainty.

The University of Illinois board has approved bonuses totaling $175,000 for the president of the university's system and the chancellor of the University of Illinois-Chicago campus for the second straight year.

The University of Illinois has a new budget for 2018, and the spending plan holds the line on student tuition.

University of Illinois officials say that a proposed $1.2 billion master plan that provides a flexible blueprint for future campus growth and development isn't unrealistic given the university's donor base and track record.

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

U of I Lends Helping Hand in Opioid Epidemic

Nov 7, 2017

Opioid addiction is a growing problem in Illinois. And people have the chance to learn more during a free webinar on Thursday.

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A member of the Illini Democrats opened the candidates forum Monday night, with a line sure to please the party faithful: “Thank you all for coming out tonight, the date that marks one year out from the day that we take the state back from Bruce Rauner.”

 

The crowd at the U of I’s Gregory Hall auditorium erupted into cheers and applause. Whichever candidates those in attendance supported, they all hoped their choice would defeat Governor Rauner next November.  

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - A federal judge in central Illinois must decide in coming days whether to grant a defense motion to delay the trial of a 28-year-old man accused of killing a University of Illinois scholar from China. 

The Chancellor for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign predicts the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine will transform the way schools train physicians.

U of I Prepared in Case of Future Budget Crisis

Nov 3, 2017

The Chancellor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says the campus is implementing a financial and budget plan that can sustain a budget crisis.

 

The Illinois economy is still growing, but not as fast as the national economy.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois has signed a research partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem . 

Gov. Bruce Rauner says collaboration between the University of Illinois and Tel Aviv University in Israel will make for groundbreaking technology and engineering initiatives.

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