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UI seeks successor for board secretary position

The secretary of the University of Illinois is one of four officers for the board of trustees and a member of the President's Cabinet and the University Policy Council.

Moves to reclassify 300 in Chicago add to worries

Moves to reclassify as many as 300 academic professionals at the Chicago campus have added to worries about proposed changes in classification from academic professional to civil service at the University of Illinois, says Rick Atterberry, chairman of the Council of Academic Professionals.

Longtime secretary Thompson is leaving her post -- and a void at the UI

URBANA — Turnover has defined the last two years at the University of Illinois as the school replaced its top leadership after a politically charged admissions scandal.

But one constant — for the past two decades, in fact — has been a university officer who is little known outside campus.

House committee backs plan for funding higher ed, but changes may be ahead

SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois House committee Friday endorsed less spending on higher education next year, but with most of the reduction coming from the elimination of MAP tuition grants for students at for-profit universities.

State didn't consider costs on insurance contract

URBANA — When the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services announced new health insurance choices for state workers and retirees last month, the agency said the new choices that exclude dominant downstate HMOs would save the state a lot of money.

Feedback from runners overwhelmingly positive

The organizers of the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon have received more than 700 comments from runners on their website, and several hundred more on the event's Facebook page, and they are overwhelmingly positive.

There is much more feedback so far than race organizers received last year, said Joe Seeley, the event's webmaster and a member of the race committee.

House plan would make only minor cuts to higher ed

SPRINGFIELD -- A bipartisan budget plan for higher education, negotiated in the House, would make only nominal cuts to public higher education in the fiscal year beginning July 1.

The proposal is expected to be voted on in the House Appropriations-Higher Education Committee on Friday morning.

Grant at UI to help fund obesity fight

URBANA --The University of Illinois has received a five-year, $4.5 million grant to train future leaders in the war on childhood obesity.

UI scraps Urbana wind turbine in wake of costs, opposition

URBANA -- After more than seven years of wavering, University of Illinois officials have decided to kill a proposal to build a 400-foot wind turbine just south of the city limits.