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Measles shot. (Photo by Mark Kegans/Getty Images)

Health Officials Establish Mumps Vaccination Clinic At U Of I

The first week of school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign included a crash course in vaccinations, as health officials struggle to contain a growing mumps outbreak.

08/26/2015

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

Another Top Official At University Of Illinois Resigning

Provost Ilesanmi Adesida said in an emailed statement Monday he’ll step down Aug. 31. His resignation follows this month’s exit of the top official at the flagship campus, Phyllis Wise.

08/24/2015

Measles shot. (Photo by Mark Kegans/Getty Images)

Lake County Offering Free Mumps Vaccines For U Of I Students

The university is trying to stop an outbreak that sickened dozens of students this summer.

08/13/2015

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Biden To Speak On Sexual Assault Prevention At University Of Illinois

According to the White House, Thursday’s talk is expected to highlight the “It’s on Us” campaign President Obama kicked off last year. The president’s initiative began as sexual assaults on college campuses became a frequent topic of news coverage.

04/23/2015

Film Critic Roger Ebert receives a special award of recognition at the American Society of Cinematographers 17th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel on February 16, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

University Of Illinois To Create Center Honoring Roger Ebert

Ebert’s wife, Chaz Ebert, and the school made the announcement on Thursday. The Ebert Center’s goal would be to combine the studies of film and ethics to encourage writers and filmmakers to think critically about film.

04/02/2015

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

University Of Illinois Trustees Approve New Medical School

The unanimous vote on Thursday means the university and Urbana-based Carle Foundation hospital will negotiate the details of the hospital’s pledge to provide $100 million to the project over 10 years.

03/12/2015

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

University Of Illinois Launching App For Students Walking Home

Officials of the university’s police department said Thursday the Student Patrol will make the app for its existing SafeWalks program available to students in the next few weeks.

02/06/2015

Reginald James Scott (left) and Daniel Gonzalez (right) are accused of killing University of Illinois student Vicente Mundo during a planned robbery. (Credit: Champaign County Sheriff)

Two Charged With Killing U Of I Student From Chicago

Vicente Mundo, 20, a resident of the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago, was a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He had been missing for a week when his body was discovered on Jan. 31.

02/03/2015

Steven Salaita (Credit: Facebook)

Professor Sues U Of I After Losing Job Offer Over Tweets

A professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages sued several university officials on Thursday, saying they denied his right to free speech and that the school should rehire him.

01/29/2015

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

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

Police At U Of I Warn Of Attacks, Robberies

Police at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were encouraging students to walk in pairs, or take public transit, in the wake of recent attacks on campus.

10/21/2014

Steven Salaita (Credit: Facebook)

U Of I Trustees Vote Not To Hire Professor After Controversial Tweets

University of Illinois trustees on Thursday voted not to hire a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages were deemed anti-Semitic by some, raising the likelihood of a lawsuit and further campus protests.

09/11/2014

Steven Salaita (Credit: Facebook)

Reports: University Of Illinois Rescinds Job Offer To Professor Over Israel Comments

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has reportedly decided not to hire a controversial professor whose anti-Israel writing has lit up Twitter like gasoline on a fire.

08/07/2014

Graves from a 19th century cemetery were found in the back yard of a home in Oak Brook, and will be relocated to another cemetery. (Credit: CBS)

Archaeologists Relocating Graves Found In Yard In Oak Brook

A team of archaeologists has been excavating the yard of a west suburban home for the past two weeks, after the residents unearthed several graves from a 19th century cemetery.

08/01/2014

State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

U Of I Expected To Boost Arena Renovation Budget

The basketball arena’s renovation budget would increase from $165 million to $169.5 million if the trustees agree. The extra money would cover additional costs related to a new scoreboard, video boards, marquee and other items.

07/24/2014

New Big Ten Logo

State Lawmakers Push For Another Big Ten School In Illinois

Some state lawmakers seem to want to play the role of Big Ten commissioner, and have taken steps to study the feasibility of having another Illinois college join the conference.

03/21/2014

Soyuz Rocket Launches Crew To Space Station

Illini Grad Talks To U. Of I. Students From International Space Station

Hopkins had 10 minutes to answer questions from Illini aerospace engineering students at the University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He is a 1991 engineering graduate and was co-captain of the Illini football team.

10/30/2013

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Teen Charged In Blowdart Attacks At University Of Illinois

A 19-year-old man is facing a reckless conduct charge after two people were shot with blowgun darts as they walked on the University of Illinois campus.

08/30/2013

Film Critic Roger Ebert receives a special award of recognition at the American Society of Cinematographers 17th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel on February 16, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Ebertfest Will Go On Without Its Namesake

The show will go on. Next Wednesday, the 17th annual Ebertfest begins in Champaign at the Virginia Theatre, home to the film festival for 15 years.

WBBM Newsradio–04/09/2013

The former mascot of the University of Illinois, Chief Illiniwek. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Univ. Of Illinois Needs To Release Results Of Students’ Illiniwek Vote

The Chief Illiniwek saga took a strange twist when it was revealed by the Daily Illini that unofficial results for all referendums on the 2013 student ballot had been released – except for the one involving the Chief.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2013

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