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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

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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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Grainger Foundation Pledges $100M To U. Of I.

A $100 million donation to the University of Illinois College of Engineering will be used to recruit and retain top professors and to finance research in bioengineering and other areas, university officials said Monday.

01/28/2013

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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

Illinois head coach John Groce. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Wisch: Keep Your (Long-Term) Basketball Spirits Up, Illini Nation

Keep your wits about yourself, Illini Nation.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2013

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U Of I Student From Lake In The Hills Killed In Hit-And-Run In Urbana

A University of Illinois student from north suburban Lake In The Hills was killed in an apparent hit-and-run in Urbana overnight.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to engineering and computer science students at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Oct. 2, 2012. The mayor was recruiting students to work in Chicago after they graduate. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Recruits Engineering Students At UIUC To Boost City’s Tech Ranks

Could Chicago become the Silicon Valley of the Midwest? If Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets his way, it’s a very real possibility.

CBS 2–10/02/2012

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Preckwinkle Sorry For Saying Reagan Deserves ‘A Special Place In Hell’ For War On Drugs

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is apologizing for saying former President Ronald Reagan deserves “a special place in hell” for his role in the war on drugs.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

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