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UPDATED: Champaign man arrested for 30-year cold-case killing

September 21, 2015

By Genevieve BookwalterTribune News ServiceThree decades after 15-year-old Kristina Wesselman was assaulted and killed while walking a well-worn path home from a grocery store near Glen Ellyn, DuPage County sheriff's officials say they have arrested the man they believe committed the crime.Michael R. Jone...

Rep. Rodney Davis to introduce bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to Tim Nugent

Rep. Rodney Davis to introduce bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to Tim Nugent

By Maggie Sullivan

September 13, 2015

Tim Nugent founded Disability Resources and Educational Services at the University in 1948. Nearly 70 years later Rep. Rodney Davis, R-13, wants the government to recognize Nugent’s leadership.During a visit to Nugent Hall and the University‘s DRES facility, 1207 W. Oak St., Saturday Davis, announc...

University credits MAP grants despite budget crises

University credits MAP grants despite budget crises

By Ali Braboy

August 25, 2015

Over $12 million in the State of Illinois Monetary Award Program grants has been distributed to 5,667 University students for the fall semester, despite the lack of a planned state budget, said Director of Student Financial Aid Dan Mann.As Illinois continues to go without an approved state budget, co...

Bennett advances bill to create the Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus Act

By Daily Illini Staff Report

May 13, 2015

State Senator Scott Bennett, D-52, advanced House Bill 821 Wednesday to help combat sexual assault.According to a press release from the Illinois Senate, Bennett advanced the bill in order to give more protections to Illinois students. Bennett, the chief sponsor of the bill, said he experienced many ...

UI to consolidate Chicago College of Medicine regional program in Urbana

By Maggie Sullivan

May 11, 2015

The Board of Trustees Academic and Student Affairs committee met Wednesday to discuss what committee chair, Karen Hasara, said will be a challenging year ahead. “This board is being asked to make decisions that no Board of Trustees ever has before,” Hasara said. “We’re extremely concerned about ho...

University of Illinois at the Capitol tomorrow to push for higher-ed funding

By Daily Illini Staff Report

May 11, 2015

Several members of the University of lllinois Board of Trustees, as well as other University leaders, will accompany alumni for the seventh annual University of Illinois Day at the Capitol on Thursday.President-designate Timothy Killeen, President Robert Easter and Chairman Edward McMillian are seve...

Attorney General pushes for Prevention of Sexual Violence Act

By Caeli Clearly

May 11, 2015

Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act earned majority approval from the Illinois House.She has received praise for her efforts as she continues to push for senate approval.Karyn Bass Ehler, chief of the Civil Rights Bureau in Madigan’s office, said this...

The Illinois Supreme Court rules pension cuts unconstitutional

By Abigale Svoboda

May 11, 2015

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled a 2013 law, which cut pension benefits for state employees, unconstitutional Friday.Public Act 98-599, or Senate Bill 1, was signed into law on Dec. 5, 2013, by former Gov. Pat Quinn. The law aimed to solve the state’s current financial crisis by reducing or eliminating ...

Rauner’s budget cuts began making dents since its proposal

By Fatima Farha

May 10, 2015

By fatima farhaassistant news editorShortly after being sworn into office, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a new budget for fiscal year 2016, which would cut state funding for many programs, including a major cut in state appropriations for higher education.Rauner proposed to cut state funding for higher...

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 defeatedhttps://www.dailyillini.com/news/article_838a40e0-64a4-11e4-973f-001a4bcf6878.html HYPERLIN...

A night of stress, surprises for UI College Democrats

November 3, 2010

Shouts of disappointment echoed across Murphy’s Pub, in Champaign, as the election results were announced. The College Democrats, a Registered Student Organization, gathered at the Champaign bar and restaurant to watch the election results. The gubernatorial race was considered too close to call for muc...

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