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UI will close Police Training Institute next year

CHAMPAIGN — The Police Training Institute will close in December 2011, the University of Illinois announced today.

Letter questions UI emergency alert about campus attack

URBANA – A large group of faculty and student leaders has sent an open letter to the University of Illinois police chief to complain about a text-message alert after a sexual assault last week.

The university responded by saying that it was responsibly trying to keep its community safe.

UI ready to hire engineer for Big Broadband project

The University of Illinois is poised to hire an architect-engineer for the Big Broadband network, a project to bring high-speed Internet services to underserved parts of the community.

UI prof's assignment for next semester in limbo

URBANA – A controversial veteran professor's teaching duties remain up in the air after interim Chancellor Robert Easter sent the case of Louis Wozniak, removed from the classroom this fall, back to his own college for decision .

UI trustees likely to pass Hogan restructuring despite faculty dissent

CHICAGO – President Michael Hogan's restructuring program for vice presidents and chancellors looks likely to pass at Thursday's meeting of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

Urbana council, residents hit UI over wind turbine plans

URBANA – Some city council members on Monday night said they were frustrated that a University of Illinois wind turbine project is moving along without consulting city officials or adhering to a new zoning ordinance.

Three from Rantoul arrested in attack on UI campus

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois Police Lt. Roy Acree said police have arrested three Rantoul men following the latest attack on the UI campus.

"This attack was very similar to the other attacks that we have been responding to and have been dealing with," Acree said.

UI football player pleads innocent in battery case

URBANA — A University of Illinois football player pleaded innocent on Monday to aggravated battery after his arrest following an incident early Sunday morning.

UI meeting doesn't assuage parents' safety concerns

URBANA – It wasn't exactly an uplifting Dad's Day on Saturday for some on the University of Illinois campus.

After watching a defeat on the football field at Memorial Stadium, many parents made their way to the Illini Union, where administrators attempted to assuage their concerns about safety on campus in the face of a crime spike this fall.

Reports say UI has room for improvement in diversity

URBANA – The University of Illinois has a ways to go in attracting underrepresented minorities to the Urbana campus, and also toward creating a housing environment friendly to all minority students, two reports from UI researchers said this week.

The Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society issued both of the reports.