University of Illinois

University of Illinois

UI 'well-protected' in arrangements with Confucius Institute

A Chinese-English bilingual network channel. Lectures about Chinese language in local schools. Cultural programs for American families who adopt children from China.

Dogging it during finals

Fitz and Hercules like wrestling. Lilly likes listening to a good book. Jeannie likes watching squirrels.

And belly rubs? They're all up for those.

Several University of Illinois libraries are opening their doors to some very special guests in the coming days.

Illini bidding to host NCAA regional in 2017

CHAMPAIGN — At 8 a.m. today, the Illinois volleyball team will board a bus bound for Ames, Iowa, site of this weekend's NCAA regional, the last stop before the Final Four.

A convoy of 65 Networkers and Spike Squad members are also making the 370-mile trip to Hilton Coliseum for Friday's Sweet 16 match against Florida, hoping to give the Illini a hometown boost.

Medical students joining nationwide protest today

URBANA — Medical students will don white jackets today at the University of Illinois and take part in a nationwide "Black Lives Matter" protest.

Senate proposes honorary degree for Nugent

URBANA — Tim Nugent, the tireless champion for people with disabilities who established the University of Illinois as a leader in disability services and studies, has been recommended to receive an honorary degree from the university.

Students, others add to those protesting grand jury decisions

URBANA — As the Altgeld Hall bells tolled at noon Monday, several hundred University of Illinois students, faculty, staff and community members lay down on the cold concrete in drizzling rain to protest recent grand jury decisions to not indict police officers for killing two black men.

Christmas in Dallas for Marching Illini

It looks like the full Marching Illini will be spending the Christmas holidays in Texas.

All 360 band members, plus 15 graduate students and staff, will take charter buses down to the Dec. 26 Heart of Dallas bowl to watch the Illini take on Louisiana Tech.

Tom Kacich: Huff's first vision for stadium turns 100

Ten years before it finally materialized, George Huff's still-fuzzy vision of a new home for University of Illinois football was revealed 100 years ago this month.

Willard Airport task force's plan on way to Wise

A comprehensive plan to revamp Willard Airport is on its way to University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise.

If the campus approves, the next step will be figuring out how to implement it — and pay for it.

Willard Airport task force to finalize recommendations

After about a year of looking at ways to improve the University of Illinois Willard Airport in Savoy, the group studying the issue is expected to take the next step at its meeting Thursday afternoon.