Chicago Man Freed From Prison After Sentence Vacated In Illinois Teen's 1984 DeathCharges will be dismissed against a man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for the 1984 sexual assault and murder of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.
University Of Illinois Names Timothy Killeen New PresidentKilleen 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.
U. Of I. OKs Smallest Tuition Hike In 18 YearsTuition 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.
Prolonged GOP Battle Gives Illinois Primary More SignificancePolitical experts differ a bit on whether Illinois' Republican Primary is gaining in importance in the party's struggle to find a Presidential nominee.