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Updated: UI trustees approve Carle medical school agreement

Updated 12:30 p.m.

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CHICAGO -- University of llinois trustees today approved an affiliation agreement with Carle for the new engineering-based medical school in Urbana set to open in 2018.

Coaches cash in — more or less

University of Illinois trustees today are expected to sign off on amendments to three UI head coaches' contracts. In addition to more years for wrestling's Jim Heffernan and more money for gymnastics' Kim Landrus and Justin Spring, all three deals include provisions for "90 percent of the net profit of any camps and clinics" operated by the UI.

Stable condition

URBANA — Blondie the horse is one in 10,000 — and her owners aren't the only ones who think so.

UPDATED: New UI president has first solo meeting with trustees

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Updated 2 p.m.

Updated: Unions rally at UI for contract talks

URBANA — A federal mediator has been called in to try to resolve a stalemate between the University of Illinois and about 1,350 employees working under an expired contract.

Union members delivered hundreds of postcards Tuesday to UI President Timothy Killeen, urging him to settle with two unions whose contract negotiations started more than a year ago.

'Quiet phase' already underway for major UI fund drive

URBANA — Dozens of new fundraising professionals on campus are gearing up for a major campaign that will coincide with the University of Illinois' 150th anniversary.

The Urbana campus hopes to raise hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decade to support faculty endowments, student scholarships, state-of-the-art labs and other needs.

Interim director named for UI Center for Wounded Veterans

URBANA — When the $14 million Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education opens next month on campus, it will do so without its director.

UI proposes private firm handle food service at sports venues

CHAMPAIGN — Everything from hot dogs to buffets for athletes to fancy desserts in luxury suites will be provided by a private company at Illini sports venues starting this fall, if several multimillion-dollar contracts under consideration are approved.

Uncertain future means no point planning '17 UI budget yet

URBANA — Under normal circumstances, University of Illinois financial planners would be starting to draft a budget for the 2017 fiscal year right around now.

But there's no point in preparing a state funding request for next year when they don't even know what funding they'll get for fiscal 2016, which started July 1, administrators told UI trustees on Monday.