Chancellor Phyllis Wise will receive a $400,000 retention bonus when she steps down on Aug. 12, according to the university.
URBANA — A year marred by lawsuits, votes of no-confidence, a national academic censure and athletic investigations culminated Thursday with the sudden departure of the University of Illinois chancellor.
In a move that stunned the campus, Phyllis Wise announced her resignation in a prepared statement distributed by the university.
CHAMPAIGN — Hours after the bombshell that Phyllis Wise had resigned as University of Illinois chancellor, some on campus felt vindication. Some expressed disappointment. Others, sadness.
Nick Llewellyn was simply curious.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois' school funding system is "broken," Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday, and he said he wants a commission to review the issue.
But a central Illinois legislator who has been pushing for changes to the school funding formula said Rauner needs to move quickly.
MONTICELLO — Good news for Monticello schools: Superintendent Vic Zimmerman reports that the district had a $595,000 budget surplus for the fiscal year that ended July 1.
Illinois State University has released its dean's list for the spring semester, area students are listed by hometown of record.
Allerton: Blake Robert Bodine
Argenta: Rachel Joy Bruckner
Buckley: Meghan Marie Foss, Melanie Marie Foss
Catlin: David Michael Sacre, Jordyn Alexis Leean Woods
Cerro Gordo: Colton James Blickensderfer, Stephen Joshua Hayes
CERRO GORDO — Children of Cerro Gordo school employees who do not reside in the district may be allowed to attend school in the southern Piatt County system tuition-free starting in the fall of 2016.
Eastern Illinois University has named the following students to the dean's list for the spring team.
Arcola: Jaime Cantu Leal, Cole D. O'Rourke, Breanne R. Pedigo, Kayli E. Seaman
Argenta: Jaelen N. Myers
Arthur: Alicia R. Dickerson
Atwood: Nicholas A. Appleby, Tyler J. Day, Alicia C. Waller
Bellflower: Erin J. Kirkpatrick
By Chelsey Byers/University of Illinois Extension
All Illinois sixth- and 12th-graders can expect an extra bit of pain at the doctor's office this summer.
In addition to the 11 other disease-prevention vaccinations kids are required to receive at various ages, Illinois students now must also get a meningitis prevention shot upon entering grades six and 12, the Illinois State Board of Education announced last week.