University of Illinois

University of Illinois

UI trustees to weigh a slight tuition increase

URBANA – Urbana campus freshmen could pay $370 more a year in University of Illinois tuition, or 4 percent, a significantly smaller increase than in recent years.

Latest UI crime data shows felonies down, assaults up

CHAMPAIGN – The crime statistics for the most recent school year at the University of Illinois have sort of a good news-bad news spin.

The good news is that serious felonies such as robberies and rapes were down, and no one was murdered. But the bad news is the number of people being threatened or beat up was higher than the year before.

Transfers of streets to university lead meeting agenda

URBANA – Sections of two campus streets will possibly be transferred from the city of Urbana to the University of Illinois.

Ordinances to vacate and transfer ownership of the portion of College Court between Maryland Drive and Lincoln Avenue, along with the portion of Maryland Drive between Florida and Pennsylvania avenues, will be discussed by Urbana council members meeting as a committee of the whole at 7 p.m. Monday at the city council chambers, 400 S. Vine St., U.

2 longtime UI workers elected to SURS board

CHAMPAIGN – Two veteran University of Illinois employees elected to the new board of the State Universities Retirement System of Illinois want to see more responsibility and transparency in the board's operation.

The system manages pension funds for about 70 state universities, including the UI, as well as community colleges and some state agencies. It provides services for more than 180,000 workers and retirees.

Recent UI graduate accused of stealing signs last weekend

URBANA – University of Illinois police have arrested a recent UI graduate for the theft of two signs that were part of a Native American art project on the UI campus.

Mark Nepermann, 21, a May graduate in fine and applied arts from Batavia, was arraigned Thursday on a single count of misdemeanor theft alleging he stole signs valued at less than $300 from the UI and Edgar Heap of Birds on Saturday.

Man arrested in theft of signs from Native American art project

URBANA – University of Illinois police have arrested a recent UI graduate for the theft of two signs that were part of a Native American art project on the UI campus.

Mark Nepermann, 21, a May graduate in fine and applied arts from Batavia, was arraigned Thursday on a single count of misdemeanor theft alleging he stole signs valued at less than $300 from the UI and Edgar Heap of Birds on Saturday.

Tips lead to recovery of Native American House signs

URBANA – Web tips to Crimestoppers of Champaign County on Monday night led to the recovery of two signs taken near the Native American House on the University of Illinois campus.

UI police Sgt. Tony Brown said the two signs, stolen about 2:15 a.m. Saturday from the 1200 block of West Nevada Street in Urbana, were found in the parking lot near the Arboretum on South Lincoln Avenue on Monday night.

UI team hoping to pile up points in national energy contest

URBANA – Would you like a house you could heat with a hair dryer? University of Illinois students are putting one together for a competition to be held in Washington.

In October, the U.S. Department of Energy will host the Solar Decathlon, and the UI is one of 20 universities to compete. A house students designed was moved here Monday from Homeway Homes in Deer Creek, which is between Peoria and Bloomington-Normal.

Suspect sought in art theft at UI's Native American building

URBANA – University of Illinois police are seeking help identifying a man who is a suspect in the theft of art signs on the UI campus.

UI police report that two pieces of sign-like artwork were stolen from in front of the Native American Studies building, 1206 W. Nevada Ave., U, between 5 p.m. Friday and 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pill takes aim specifically at canine cancer

URBANA – The only hope for dogs suffering from a common form of canine cancer used to be a pricey cancer drug for people.

But Fido finally has a cancer drug to call his own.

Just approved by the FDA this month, a canine cancer therapy named Palladia is being distributed to veterinary cancer specialists first and will be available soon through the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.