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Timothy Killeen has been named the new president of the University of Illinois. (Credit: University of Illinois)

University Of Illinois Names Timothy Killeen New President

Killeen will become the university’s 20th president when current President Robert Easter retires in June. Easter, a longtime university administrator, became president in 2012, during a three-year period of turmoil.

11/19/2014

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U. Of I. OKs Smallest Tuition Hike In 18 Years

Tuition for new in-state University of Illinois undergraduate students this fall will increase by 1.7 percent under a plan approved Thursday, marking the smallest tuition hike at the university in almost 20 years.

01/24/2013

Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum (L) and Mitt Romney debate on February 22, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Prolonged GOP Battle Gives Illinois Primary More Significance

Political experts differ a bit on whether Illinois’ Republican Primary is gaining in importance in the party’s struggle to find a Presidential nominee.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

Photo Of The Quad At The University Of Illinois. (U Of I Photo)

U Of I Raises Tuition By 4.8 Percent

The University of Illinois will raise tuition for incoming students at its campuses next year by 4.8 percent. When combined with increased housing costs and fees, one year on the flagship Urbana-Champaign campus will now cost more than $24,000.

01/19/2012