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U Of Illinois’ Killeen Wants Bonus Removed From His Contract

University 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.

08/14/2015

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Outgoing U of I Chancellor Denied $400,000 Bonus

University of Illinois trustees committee rejects $400,000 bonus for departing chancellor.

08/12/2015

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Study: Families Who Struggle With Food Insecurity Also Face Higher Health Care Costs

With hundreds of thousands of people in Cook County already having trouble finding enough healthy food, a new study reveals that struggle might bring an added burden: higher health care costs.

08/11/2015

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Ex-Illinois Women’s Basketball Players Sue School, Coach

There are accusations of the coaching staff creating a racial divide.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2015

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$48,000 Payout For Illinois Coach Who Left Amid Allegations

Mike Divilbiss received the equivalent of three months’ salary and insurance pay.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2015

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Report: University Of Illinois Hires Outside Law Firm For Another Independent Investigation

An initial internal investigation found no wrongdoing following allegations of player mistreatment in the women’s basketball program.

CBS Chicago–05/26/2015

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7 Families Upset By Illinois’ Internal Investigation Into Alleged Women’s Basketball Mistreatment

The families are dismayed that they received no response from chancellor Phyllis Wise for six weeks.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2015

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Illinois AD Mike Thomas: ‘I Don’t Feel My Job’s On The Line’

The Illinois football and women’s basketball programs are facing allegations of mistreatment.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2015

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The Bernstein Brief: Illinois Athletic Department Needs A Housecleaning

The football and women’s basketball programs are facing allegations of player mistreatment.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2015

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Illinois Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Leaves Amid Player Concerns

Three former players have expressed concerns over being mistreated by the coaching staff.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2015

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All The Wine, None Of The Hangover?

Researchers at the U. of I. have genetically engineered a yeast that could not only reduce the toxins that lead to hangover headaches, but also increase the health benefits of wine.

03/19/2015

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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

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Rauner Appoints 2 To University Of Illinois Board Of Trustees

National Academy of Human Resources President Jill Smart and Northern Trust Senior Vice President Ramon Cepeda, both residents of the Chicago suburbs, will take seats on the board that oversees the university’s three campuses if their nominations are confirmed by the state Senate. Their terms would end in 2021.

02/24/2015

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UIC Grad Student Discovers Rare Footage Of Eastland Disaster

Nearly 100 years later, video of one of Chicago’s greatest tragedies has been discovered.

02/08/2015

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U Of I Student’s Body Identified; Sheriff Says It’s Murder

Vicente Mundo, 20, who is originally from Chicago, was last seen Jan. 25 at a friend’s apartment, his family has said.

02/02/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Researchers: No Proof “Right-To-Work” Laws Help Economy

Dr. Robert Bruno, professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois, said studies have shown the promises of job growth under so-called “right-to-work” laws are “nebulous.”

01/28/2015

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U Of I Expected To Approve In-State Tuition Freeze

Trustees meet in Chicago on Thursday and will to vote on a plan announced last week to freeze tuition for the coming school year at current rates.

01/15/2015

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University Of Illinois Mulls Freezing In-State Tuition

A board committee planned to review the proposal on Monday, and their recommendation is scheduled to go to the full board on Jan. 15.

01/05/2015

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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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Spotify: University Of Illinois Urbana Champaign Is One Of The ‘Most Musical Universities In America’

While University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students mostly listen to pop and dance music, they also listen to Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven more than any other school.

09/16/2014

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