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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

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)

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

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

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