CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois has stopped new partnerships with a Chinese firm that the U.S. government considers a national security threat.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The basement of the nearly 80-year-old Illini Union at the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign has reopened after a fire forced it to close for several...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A Champaign-area bus company sued last year for an ad that the state's top law enforcement official said harassed and discriminated against Chinese students at the...
U of I student dies after falling from a roof near camp
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A student at the University of Illinois at Champaign has died after falling off a roof of a home near the school.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup tells The...
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The College of Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign will be renamed in honor of alumnus William Grainger.
CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a former University of Illinois student accused of killing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang say university counselors didn't offer him adequate care when he sought help...
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge has denied an emergency request to grant a University of Illinois MBA degree to a former student accused of sexual assault.
Union suspends UIC graduate workers’ strike
CHICAGO (AP) — A union representing graduate-student employees at the University of Illinois at Chicago says it's suspended their strike following a tentative contract agreement with the...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The decision to sell beer in general seating areas during University of Illinois football and basketball home games could net the school over $100,000 in the first year,...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois will start selling beer in general seating areas at Memorial Stadium and State Farm Center this fall.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Fifty years after the University of Illinois opened an African-American cultural program, the group is moving into a new $5.9 million building.
CHICAGO (AP) — Graduate student employees at the University of Illinois at Chicago have gone on strike.
The Chicago Tribune reports the graduate and teaching assistants formed picket lines...
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Data shared with trustees show that the University of Illinois withdrew 25 job offers across its three campuses after doing background checks last year.
Tobacco pipe could connect people to enslaved ancestors
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A tobacco pipe found along Generals Highway could connect people with African ancestors who were enslaved in Anne Arundel.
UIC creates scholarship fund for slain ER doctor
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois at Chicago has created a scholarship in memory of an emergency room doctor who was killed in a shooting at a Chicago hospital last year.
2019 Ebertfest to open with Aretha Franklin concert film
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" will open this year's Roger Ebert film festival in Champaign-Urbana.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — An increase in enrollment at the University of Illinois system has sparked a move to hire hundreds of new faculty members, which the system's president says will improve...
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Correction: U of Illinois-Health Insurance story
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — In a story March 14 about student health insurance costs at the University of Illinois, The Associated Press erroneously reported the current cost of premiums per semester....
UIC offering degree to help students become art teachers
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois at Chicago is giving students who want to become high school art teachers some help.
The school says in a news release that for the first time since...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois says the alumnus who made the largest donation on record to the school will be its commencement speaker this year.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed until June the trial of the man accused of kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China.
University of Illinois looks to build 2nd solar farm
SAVOY, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois is looking to build a second solar farm on campus-owned land to help meet the university's clean-energy targets.
WIU history professor examines dockworkers’ power in book
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — A Western Illinois University history professor has published a book on the power dockworkers have shown over time in the struggle for racial equality and social-justice...
Defense asks for July 1 trial in Chinese scholar case
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys for a man accused of kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China say they could be ready for a trial to begin July 1.
Faculty, staff to pay more to park at University of Illinois
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Faculty and staff at the University of Illinois are going to have to dig a little deeper to pay to park at school.
Recruitment program draws 7 more professors to U of Illinois
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A new program designed to recruit world-class professors to the University of Illinois has brought seven more scholars to the Champaign-Urbana campus.
UI considers how to protect faculty from trolling
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois is looking for ways to protect faculty members from disruptive students who take online trolling into the classroom.
U of Illinois still in search of new chief diversity officer
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois is extending its search for its first chief diversity officer after four finalists for the position didn't work out.
UI trustees continue tuition freeze for in-state freshmen
CHICAGO (AP) — Trustees of the University of Illinois have approved a fifth consecutive tuition freeze for in-state freshmen at its three schools, along with slightly higher student fees and housing rates for 2019-20.
U of I grad, private equity CEO to lead Board of Trustees
CHICAGO (AP) — A University of Illinois graduate who leads a Chicago-based private equity firm has been elected chairman of the university system's Board of Trustees.
Donald Edwards was unanimously elected to a one-year term during the board's meeting Thursday.
Edwards earned his bachelor's degree in finance from Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He was a four-year letter winner on the Illini golf team. He is CEO of Flexpoint Ford, a firm he founded in 2004.
Pritzker appoints 5 to U of Illinois board of trustees
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has appointed five people to the nine-member University of Illinois board of trustees.
Pritzker announced the appointments Thursday morning ahead of a board meeting in Chicago. The appointments include former Democratic state Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, attorney Kareem Dale, private equity CEO Donald Edwards, human services agency CEO Ricardo Estrada and attorney Patricia Brown Holmes.
Instate tuition freeze proposed for University of Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The president of the University of Illinois is proposing to freeze tuition for in-state students for a fifth consecutive year.
The base annual tuition for Illinois freshmen would remain $12,036 in Urbana-Champaign, $10,584 in Chicago and $9,405 in Springfield under the proposal by Timothy Killeen.
Trustees will vote Thursday on the proposed rates and fees, which will remain constant for four years.
U of Illinois at Chicago gets $12M for Hispanic health study
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois at Chicago is getting $12 million from the National Institute of Health to continue taking part in a national study of health issues facing Hispanics.
UIC says in a news release that the money will allow it to continue to serve as the Chicago field office for a study that began in 2008 with the collection of health information from thousands of Hispanics around the United States.
Firefighters learn how to rescue frightened livestock
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Firefighters are trained to rescue residents of burning buildings but what if those residents are cows, horses or pigs?
The Illinois fire Service Institute based at the University of Illinois is teaching firefighters called to barn fires how to lead the animals from the burning structures as well as round up livestock after semi wrecks on interstates in its first-ever hands-on training session on Saturday.
U of Illinois hiring its first chief marketing officer
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana is hiring its first chief marketing officer.
University of Illinois panel to review sex misconduct rules
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois has created a committee of faculty and administrators to review its sexual misconduct policies and students are calling for a say in the process.
University of Illinois reviews relationship policy
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois is reviewing its policy on consensual relationships between students and faculty members after a law professor's study found the current policy to be lacking.
Judge won’t toss evidence in kidnapping of Chinese scholar
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge in central Illinois has denied defense motions to suppress evidence in the case of a 28-year-old man charged in the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China.
Illinois man receives posthumous clemency in stabbing case
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Just days before he left office, former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner granted posthumous clemency to a man imprisoned for a stabbing that a serial killer later confessed to committing.
Firefighters cleaning chemical spill at U of Illinois campus
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois officials say crews are cleaning a chemical spill at the Urbana-Champaign campus' Beckman Institute .
New U of I initiative will train computer science teachers
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois has launched a new initiative to educate and certify high school computer science teachers.
The five-year program is aimed at addressing a shortage of high school computer science teachers in Illinois and nationwide.
Undergraduate students will be recruited to enroll in the program. The university also is developing summer institutes where current teachers can receive credit.
Lawyers for accused kidnapper want evidence suppressed
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge overseeing the case of a man accused in the 2017 kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China must rule soon on a defense motion to suppress evidence seized from the suspect's apartment.
Filing: FBI searched cell of man charged in scholar’s death
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys for the man charged with kidnapping and killing a Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois-Champaign say the FBI searched his jail cell when he was in court.
Brendt Christensen's attorneys now want a judge to force the FBI to divulge what they found in Friday's search. They filed a motion Sunday requesting a hearing.
Tel Aviv University joins U of I as research partner
CHICAGO (AP) — Tel Aviv University is the first international partner in a research center led by the University of Illinois.
Officials from the Israeli school signed the agreement Friday. The university will help guide development and participate in educational and research programs at the Discovery Partners Institute .
Lawyer argues scholar kidnapping case belongs in state court
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Lawyers for the man charged with kidnapping and killing a Chinese University of Illinois scholar have argued the case should be heard in state court, where the death penalty isn't an option.
Univ of Illinois fires professor over phony research
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois has fired a professor who was accused of falsifying research.
Fei Wang worked in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology. He has been at the university since 2005 and was granted tenure in 2012.
The investigation and its aftermath lasted nearly five years. Wang was accused of applying for research grants with information from experiments that hadn't been performed. He included images of mouse cells, not human cells.
University of Illinois to open second solar farm
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Some professors at the University of Illinois have cautioned that 55 acres of land being set aside for the institution's second solar farm should instead be preserved for agricultural work or research.
U. of Illinois at Chicago professor bequeaths school $1M
CHICAGO (AP) — A popular art history professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago who died last year has left $1 million to the school where he taught for three decades.
UIC says in a news release that with the money bequeathed by Ross Edman to the school will establish a merit-based award for graduate-level art history students — allowing the school to recruit the "brightest and most qualified applicants to the program."