Financing snag puts deal to move Burnham Mansion on ropes

CHAMPAIGN — The on-again, off-again effort to save the Burnham Mansion appears to be off again.

In an email Friday, preservationist Chris Enck said he hit a “snag a couple of days ago with the financing” of the project.

Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We'll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary.

CERL camp has kids blasting off into STEM, Army careers

CHAMPAIGN — Soda. Mentos. Blast-off.

The combination is a backyard classic, but this week, the mini-explosions weren't coming from anyone's property. Instead, a young crowd was blasting off at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign.

Admins: UI Chicago-John Marshall merger creates bounty of benefits

URBANA — The University of Illinois Chicago's plan to acquire John Marshall Law School wasn't a big surprise to Robert Jones, chancellor of the UI's Urbana-Champaign campus.

He's been down this road himself, engineering a similar move as president of the University of Albany when the school formally affiliated with the Albany School of Law.

Crime Stoppers honors Central admin for actions during shooting

SAVOY — Brandon Thomas and Bryan Yacko were doing what they had done countless Friday nights before at Champaign Central High School — keeping a watchful eye on the crowd leaving after a basketball game.

UI looking to improve access for potential transfer students

URBANA — The University of Illinois hopes to create more guaranteed-admission partnerships like "Parkland Pathways" with community colleges around the state, in order to improve access for thousands of potential transfer students.

A Life Remembered | UI biologist a maternal force in her field

URBANA — When Lori Raetzman interviewed for a position in the University of Illinois' School of Molecular and Cellular Biology more than a decade ago, she already knew of Professor Ann Nardulli's work as a researcher. But she had never had the pleasure of meeting her.

UI trustees approve law school for Chicago campus

URBANA —  After two years of talks, University of Illinois trustees Thursday approved a merger between the University of Illinois Chicago and the private John Marshall Law School.

UI trustees ready to kick off a full day of meetings

University of Illinois trustees have a full day of meetings at the Illini Union today, starting at 8:30 a.m. with three committee meetings. The regular business meeting at 12:30 p.m. starts with a closed session, followed by the public portion at 2 p.m.

At Japan House, Offerman's gazebo no longer off the beaten path

URBANA — A gazebo tucked in the woods near the University of Illinois Japan House may be famous because of its creator — actor and UI theater alumnus Nick Offerman — but until now, it was quite literally off the beaten path.