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Illinois to honor investigators of Chinese scholar's death

Feb. 17, 2020 9:13 AM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Three law enforcement officials will be honored for their work investigating the killer of a visiting Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois. Sgt. James Carter, Detective Eric Stiverson and telecommunicator Kenny Costa of the University of Illinois Police Department will be...

Chancellor of University of Illinois Springfield retiring

Feb. 8, 2020 9:12 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The leader of the University of Illinois Springfield plans to retire this year. Chancellor Susan Koch announced Friday that she will retire on June 30, leaving the post she was appointed to in 2011. She also served as vice president of the University of Illinois system. Koch...

Chicago police arrest suspect in subway shooting

Feb. 6, 2020 3:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A convicted felon has been charged with shooting a passenger on a subway train as it pulled into a station near the University of Illinois-Chicago this week. Chicago Police said in a news release that 31-year-old Patrick Waldon of Chicago is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm,...

U of I professor wins fellowship for study of violin in UK

Jan. 19, 2020 4:37 PM EST

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A University of Illinois music professor has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Musicology professor Christina Bashford was awarded one of 188 humanities grants across the nation receiving $30.9 million. She will use the grant on a book project...

Chicago will test out updated bus routes on West Side

Jan. 19, 2020 9:22 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will test updated buses routes on the city's West Side under a pilot program recently approved by the Chicago Transit Board. City officials tout the change as part of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's promise to invest in neighborhoods outside the downtown core. The pilot program is designed...

Evelyn Yang, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks during a rally before the Women's March, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 in New York.  Hundred showed up in New York City and thousands in Washington, D.C. for the rallies, which aim to harness the political power of women, although crowds were noticeably smaller than in previous years. Marches were scheduled Saturday in more than 180 cities. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020?

Jan. 18, 2020 2:37 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Days after President Donald Trump killed an Iranian general and said he was sending more soldiers to the Middle East, about 100 protesters stood on a pedestrian bridge over Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive with an illuminated sign that read “No War in Iran.” Some 200 people...

University of Illinois administrators hike tuition

Jan. 16, 2020 3:08 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — University of Illinois administrators on Thursday approved a hike in tuition costs for in-state freshmen for the first time in six years. Freshmen entering the university for the 2020-21 academic year would pay 1.8% more to attend the Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campuses, and 1% more to...

University of Illinois administrators seek a tuition hike

Jan. 15, 2020 8:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — University of Illinois administrators are recommending a hike in tuition costs for in-state freshmen for the first time in six years, officials announced Wednesday. Under the recommendation, freshmen entering the university for the 2020-21 academic year would pay 1.8% more to attend the...

U of I president being offered contract extension, pay raise

Jan. 14, 2020 7:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — University of Illinois President Tim Killeen is being offered a new contract that would extend his tenure four years and hike his annual compensation by about 40%, officials revealed Tuesday. The contract would extend Killeen’s presidency to 2024. His base pay would increase from...

UIC proposes $191M outpatient care center in Chicago

Jan. 13, 2020 7:42 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — University of Illinois health system officials are proposing to build a $191 million outpatient care center next to the school's hospital on Chicago's West Side The six-story 200,000-square-foot (60,960-square-meter) building would be connected to the main hospital through a bridge,...