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UI receives last planned state payment, future uncertain

UI receives last planned state payment, future uncertain

Megan Jones, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

 Newly elected chairman Tim Koritz ended Thursday’s Board of Trustee meeting by saying things are looking up for the University — except for the state budget impasse, which enters its second year without receiving any funds. Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Walter Knorr said Gov. ... Read more »

Champaign Police ask for help identifying suspect in Busey Bank robbery

Champaign Police ask for help identifying suspect in Busey Bank robbery

Joseph Longo and Vivienne Henning
January 19, 2017
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase

Champaign Police are addressing two bank robberies occurring this week. Busey Bank A bank robbery was reported at Busey Bank, 3002 W. Windsor Rd, around 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning. The report said no weapon was implied or displayed, and no injuries were reported. The suspect is described ... Read more »

Protesters demand University reverses sanctuary campus decision

Protesters demand University reverses sanctuary campus decision

Angelica LaVito, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

Protests gathered at the Board of Trustees at its meeting in Chicago on Thursday. About 40 people urged the University to reverse its stance against declaring itself a sanctuary campus, which would essentially promise to ignore federal immigration policies and protect the privacy of its students. S... Read more »

Police Blotter for January 20

Police Blotter for January 20

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign A 23-year-old female was arrested on the charges of aggravated battery and disorderly conduct in the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday. According to the report, the offender was originally being arrested for disorderly conduct. While she was being taken int... Read more »

Board of Trustees met to discuss tuition, enrollment growth

Board of Trustees met to discuss tuition, enrollment growth

Megan Jones, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

(9:40 a.m.) — The public session of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees meeting began at 9:30 a.m. at the Chicago campus. Some of the items up for a vote today can be reviewed here. At the annual meeting, the board must elect a new chairman and members of the executive committee. Ed McMillan has served as the chairman for ... Read more »

Trustees to vote on contracts with minority-owned businesses

Trustees to vote on contracts with minority-owned businesses

Angelica LaVito, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

The Board of Trustees will vote on a proposal Thursday that would increase its goals for contracting businesses owned by minorities, women and people with disabilities. If approved, the plan would align the University’s policies to meet the state’s updates to the Business Enterprise for Minorities,... Read more »

Police Blotter for January 19

Police Blotter for January 19

Daily Illini Staff Report
January 19, 2017
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Nothing to report. Urbana A 38-year-old man was arrested on the charge of domestic battery in the 2200 block of Florida Avenue around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. According to the report, the victim and the offender previously dated. A witness saw the couple arguing and the male batter the female... Read more »

Killeen to debut plans to increase campus enrollment

Killeen to debut plans to increase campus enrollment

Megan Jones, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under Administration, News

University president Timothy Killeen will outline plans to increase enrollment by 15 percent over the next five years, across all three campuses. Killeen hopes that this will raise the University's commitment to Illinois students and underrepresented minorities by enrolling more than 93,600 students a... Read more »

Committees review items up for vote on Board of Trustees agenda

Committees review items up for vote on Board of Trustees agenda

Angelica LaVito, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday in Chicago. Some of the policies were reviewed in committees on Wednesday before the board votes. Tuition and fees The Academic and Student Affairs committee approved proposed tuition rates, which included a freeze for new Illinois resident undergraduate studen... Read more »

Carle Hospital opens new Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Building

Carle Hospital opens new Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Building

Adam Kaz, Staff Writer
January 18, 2017
Filed under News

The director of sports medicine for Illinois athletics, Randy Ballard, said he plans for a student athlete injury every day. “Between all the sports we have practicing, it’s almost a 365-day job in terms of injuries and illness,” he said. In the past, Ballard would have transported his injured athlet... Read more »

Community members to march for women’s rights

Community members to march for women’s rights

Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer
January 18, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Thousands of people plan to gather on Jan. 21 for women’s marches at local and national levels across the U.S. to defend women’s rights. Some of these marchers include members of the University and Champaign-Urbana community. The Women’s March began as an all-inclusive movement to show solidarity with women, ... Read more »

Executives prepare for first student government meeting

Executives prepare for first student government meeting

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
January 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, ISS, News

With the implementation of the new constitution, the Illinois Student Senate is now the Illinois Student Government. The executives are the same, but they are now preparing for their first meeting with new responsibilities. “It’s going to be different and a little confusing as we transition,” said... Read more »