University of Illinois
URBANA — The University of Illinois has named the members of a search committee charged with finding a new athletic director to replace Ron Guenther.
They include two UI coaches and three administrators from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, three faculty members and a UI graduate.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says a plan to switch health coverage for state employees and retirees from fully-funded HMO plans to self-funded Open Access Plans can’t be carried out without the approval of a legislative commission.
URBANA — Health Alliance Medical Plans says it has learned a state agency used flawed information to select managed-care plans to provide health coverage for state employees and retirees.
CHAMPAIGN — Speculation has swirled for months on whether Ron Guenther, the longest-tenured athletic director in the Big Ten Conference, would re-up after his current contract expired next month.
On Monday, the 19-year University of Illinois AD ended the guessing, announcing that he will retire from the position on July 1.
CHAMPAIGN — A new athletic director could be in place on July 1, the day after Ron Guenther retires from the University of Illinois — the longest tenure of any current AD in the Big Ten.
"We're shooting for July 1," search committee Chairman Dean Larry DeBrock said Monday.
A search committee will be appointed immediately to find a successor to Athletic Director Ron Guenther, who has announced his retirement effective June 30, a top UI official said Monday.
CHAMPAIGN — Gray skies, drizzle and prairie winds did little to dampen the spirits of University of Illinois graduates Sunday.
At mid-day, they were lined up about two dozen deep in front of the Alma Mater at Wright and Green streets to have their picture taken in caps and gowns.
The University of Illinois conducted the One Hundred Fortieth Commencement at the Assembly Hall on Sunday May 15 2011.
CHAMPAIGN — Antonio Cortez spent his working life picking lemons and onions for minimum wage, joined by his children in the summers to make ends meet.
A farm laborer from Mexico and later California, he had no formal education but made sure his children did.