U Of I Moves Forward With Plan To Establish A MascotChief Illiniwek had long been identified as the U of I’s main symbol, but opposition mounted over years based on concerns the icon was racially insensitive.
University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Planning Layoffs The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign is planning layoffs as a result of the state financial crisis, according to an email from a school administrator, marking the first time the university system's flagship campus has turned to job cuts amid the budget stalemate.
Unions Seek Deals At U. of I., Brookfield ZooThere are new developments today in two separate labor contract negotiations in Illinois, one in Urbana-Champaign and the other in Brookfield.
Student Panel Wants U Of I To Consider Replacement For Chief IlliniwekThe university in Champaign-Urbana stopped using Chief Illiniwek in 2007 under pressure from the NCAA, following years of controversy.
U Of I Students Studying Abroad In Belgium Reported SafeThe University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign says they've accounted for all 57 faculty and students participating in sponsored programs in Belgium.
Illinois Hires Josh Whitman As New Athletic DirectorThe University of Illinois has hired former Illini football player Josh Whitman as its new athletic director, sources tell CBS 2's Ryan Baker.
U Of I Students Can Leave Quarters At Home As Laundry Now Included In Housing CostsWhen students return to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign next week for the spring semester, there's one thing they can leave at home: quarters.
U Of I Students Sing Christmas Carols For Callers From Around The World If the weather isn't helping put you in the Christmas spirit, there's a phone line at the University of Illinois that might, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
University Of Illinois OKs Settlement With Professor Over Job OfferThe University of Illinois will pay a professor who lost his job offer over a series of anti-Israel tweets $600,000 plus legal costs under an agreement trustees approved Thursday.
U Of I Asks Judge To Dismiss Players' Racial Discrimination LawsuitIn the motion filed Tuesday, the university argues that the sovereign immunity that prevents the state from being sued in federal court also covers the state university. The university also argues that the plaintiffs have not provided proof of the racial discrimination they allege.
University Of Illinois Adds Another Party School HonorBurnishing its party, party image, the University of Illinois once again ranks among the top 10 higher education institutions for having a swell time.
U Of Illinois' Killeen Wants Bonus Removed From His ContractUniversity of Illinois President Timothy Killeen has asked the board of trustees to remove a $225,000 bonus from his contract of the type that has suddenly become controversial with the ouster of Chancellor Phyllis Wise.