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Undocumented students closer to receiving financial aid

By Claire Hettinger

April 5, 2016

The 1,500 undocumented students in Illinois are one step closer to receiving financial aid from the University today after the Illinois General Assembly Higher Education Committee voted to present a bill on the Senate floor.The bill requires that undocumented students be allowed to apply for state f...

Board of Trustees approves contract to increase UI use of minority business vendors

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 16, 2016

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved a new contract aimed to attract more minority and female-owned businesses as vendors Wednesday.Under the approved purchasing initiative, 28 minority- and female-owned companies will receive three-year contracts to provide information technology services...

Killeen announces second set of town hall meetings

President-elect Timothy L. Killeen takes notes during the board of trustees meeting at the Illini Union on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 11, 2016

President Timothy Killeen issued a University Massmail on Thursday announcing a town hall meeting on each University campus. According to the Massmail, the town hall meetings will consist of "robust and thoughtful discussions about the draft plan" of the University's strategic plan. The University's...

Coleman-Lands saves Illini from calamity at the buzzer

By Alex Roux

November 24, 2015

Illinois was teetering on the brink of calamity Monday at Prairie Capital Convention Center.Chicago State, listed as one of the worst of 351 Division I basketball teams by Ken Pomeroy’s ranking system and picked to finish last in the Western Athletic Conference, led Illinois 79-77 with 40 seconds left ...

Springfield series comes to an end as Illini host Chicago State

Illinois' Malcolm Hill (21) dribbles around his defender during the game against North Dakota State at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois, on Sunday, November 15, 2015. The Illini won 80-74.

By Alex Roux

November 23, 2015

The Capital Games series is coming to an end.Illinois hosts Chicago State on Monday in Springfield, and you’d probably be hard-pressed to find anyone who isn’t relieved that it’s the Illini’s final game at Prairie Capital Convention Center. Springfield was a logical choice when looking for a ...

Coleman-Lands leads Illini men's basketball past UIS in lone exhibition

Coleman-Lands leads Illini men's basketball past UIS in lone exhibition

By Alex Roux

November 9, 2015

Illinois was struggling early in Springfield.Tied 23-23 with Division II Illinois-Springfield in the first half of their lone exhibition game of the season, the Illini needed somebody to get it going offensively. Freshman Jalen Coleman-Lands — in his first public action since recovering from a...

Faculty Association: UI has options for budget

Faculty Association: UI has options for budget

By Maggie Sullivan

September 16, 2015

University officials continue to express concern over the lack of a state budget in Springfield but the Campus Faculty Association recently made a claim that the shut down in Springfield does not totally affect the University’s financial situation.“The budget show-down in Springfield has made no differen...

UI still waiting on state budget

Michael Bass, Senior Associate Vice President and Deputy Comptroller, speaks at the Audit, Budget, Finance, and Facilities Meeting on Monday, Aug 31 2015.

By Maggie Sullivan

August 31, 2015

Negotiations on a state budget for fiscal year 2016 are at a standstill in Springfield and Walter Knorr, University chief financial officer, said if the state does not act soon the University won’t have a finalized budget for the Nov. 12 Board of Trustees meeting.“I make no prognostication or comm...

New University president Killeen addresses future at town hall meeting

University President Timothy Killeen at a town hall meeting on Monday, May 18, at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

By Mariah Schaefer

May 19, 2015

Timothy Killeen began his term as the 20th president of the University on Monday by discussing the University’s future at a town hall meeting and press conference.“Technically, this is day one for me, but in many ways, it’s day 181 because my name was announced, and since then, I have been r...

The University’s 20th president will take over May 18

By Abigale Svoboda

May 10, 2015

By abigale svobodaNews editorTimothy Killeen will serve as the next University of Illinois President, taking over for President Emeritus Robert Easter. Killen served as the former State University of New York Vice Chancellor for Research President. At a Champaign press conference on Nov. 19, Killeen sa...

Gov. Rauner’s term so far full of plans and proposals

By Caeli Cleary

May 10, 2015

By Caeli Clearystaff writerAfter being elected last November, Rauner’s time in office so far has included several budget cuts and financial agendas for more economic stability. Republican Bruce Rauner defeated HYPERLIN...

12 hours for the kids

The Illinithon executive board visits with a St. John's Children's Hospital patient in Springfield. The annual dance marathon, which will take place Saturday, aids children at this hospital 

By Bella Jackson

April 15, 2015

At noon on Saturday, almost 500 students will start dancing in the Illini Union. The music, energy and movement will continue until midnight. But during that time, they will raise money for children treated at the St. John’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield.  Dance Marathon, a nationwide organizat...

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