University of Illinois

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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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

Illini fans at Memorial Stadium.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Big Ten Dominates Annual Princeton Review ‘Party School’ Lists

The University of Illinois has been ranked as one of the biggest party schools in the nation.

08/04/2014

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U Of I To Get $19.5M For Health Care Innovation Project

The U of I project will bring health care into neighborhoods, using nurses with advanced training to lead medical teams.

07/10/2014

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U Of I Grad Student Dies Of Illness In Brazil

This week, Ashley Walls was working in the slums of Florianopolis and suddenly became ill and died from an undisclosed illness. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/26/2014

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Should Blackhawks Head Away From The Indian Logo?

The Hawks’ Indian head logo isn’t directly disrespectful, but it’s inherently uncomfortable.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2014

Missing student Hye Min Choi (Chicago Police)

Police Have Leads On Missing U Of I Student; No Crime Suspected

Police believe they know what happened to a University of Illinois student who disappeared after he checked in for a flight at O’Hare International Airport, but never boarded the plane.

05/19/2014

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Lemont Veteran Dies In Motorcycle Crash Ahead Of Graduation From U Of I

Family members of a Lemont Township native who’d hoped to celebrate his college graduation this weekend are instead mourning his death in a motorcycle crash.

05/18/2014

US astronaut Michael Hopkins, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station (ISS), waves on September 26, 2013 before the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. AFP PHOTO / POOL / DMITRY LOVETSKY (Photo credit should read DMITRY LOVETSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Astronaut To Deliver Commencement Address At U Of I

While working aboard the International Space Station, Mike Hopkins realized that he’d literally come a long way since being a walk-on football player at the University of Illinois. CBs 2’s Ryan Baker reports.

05/16/2014

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

U. Of I. Warns Pension Reform Glitch Could Lead To Mass Retirements

The University of Illinois was warning state lawmakers of a problem with a pension reform plan that the school fears will trigger a crippling “brain drain” as faculty members consider retiring this summer.

04/18/2014

U of I's "Alma Mater" on a truck headed back to Champaign from Forest Park. (Credit: Terry Keshner)

‘Alma Mater’ Sculpture Heads Back To U Of I From Western Suburbs After Restoration

The famed “Alma Mater” sculpture at the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign is returning home today after spending nearly two years being restored in the western suburbs.

04/08/2014

Downtown Chicago skyline. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

New Lab Could Bridge Chicago’s Manufacturing Past, Digital Age

News that a national, digital manufacturing laboratory will be built in Chicago offers hope that the city’s once-strong manufacturing sector can be rebuilt into a powerhouse of the 21st Century.

02/24/2014

Kendrick Nunn gets blocked by Nigel Hayes. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Blowout Gives Illini Something To Forget – And Remember

Buckle up, Illini fans. And, well, Bucky up, too. Because, remember, this isn’t going to be a smooth ride.

670 The Score–01/09/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illini Ranked No. 23 In AP Poll

For the first time this season, Illinois (13-2, 2-0) has cracked the AP’s Top 25.

670 The Score–01/06/2014

Paul Konerko. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Who’s Been Naughty And Nice In Chicago Sports This Year?

Ho, ho, ho! Baffoe Claus here. I’m way better than Ditka Claus because I don’t smell like cigars, I haven’t been compromised by endorsement commitments (yet), and children are genuinely happy when I show up to their homes bearing gifts (pizza is the greatest gift of all; wine for children, not so much).

670 The Score–12/24/2013

Illinois coach Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: By Retaining Coordinators, Illini Football Wins And Loses

With the news on Wednesday that offensive coordinator Bill Cubit will be back with the team next season, Illini fans should be thrilled. That’s a win.

670 The Score–12/19/2013

Illini helmet logo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illini OC Cubit Gets Extension, Raise

If there was one bright spot for the 2013 Illinois football team, it was the offense under the direction of offensive coordinator Bill Cubit.

670 The Score–12/18/2013

U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station (ISS), waves on September 26, 2013 before the launch of Soyuz-FG  rocket at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Photo credit: DMITRY LOVETSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Illinois Astronaut To Go For Spacewalk To Repair Space Station

Atronaut and U.S. Air Force Col. Mike Hopkins has been preparing for as many as three spacewalks to repair a broken cooling line on the station.

12/18/2013

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Beckman To Return To Illini In 2014

Illini fans pining for a new head coach in 2014 will have to wait at least one more year.

670 The Score–12/02/2013

Derrick Rose. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Things For Local Sports Fans To Be Thankful For

Derrick Rose’s knees are about as stable as your turkey’s. Jay Cutler’s lower extremities aren’t a whole lot sturdier. With one combined Big Ten victory, the Illinois and Northwestern football teams have no leg to stand on this weekend. And both the Cubs and the White Sox?

670 The Score–11/28/2013

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