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UI-Chicago, faculty union reach contract deal

CHICAGO — The faculty union at the University of Illinois at Chicago has reached a tentative deal with administration on its first contract, the union announced Wednesday.

The union declined to release details until members vote on the contract; a vote is planned for next week.

UI budget review shows financial house in order

University has had net income of over $300 million each year since 2010

URBANA — Hundreds of millions of dollars brought in by the University of Illinois last year could go toward paying for a supplemental retirement plan, building renovations and helping boost professors' pay, according to an analysis of the university's budget.

Amicizia Trio to perform at UI

URBANA — The New York-based Amicizia Trio will perform pieces composed by local musicians in the concert "Incarnation" at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the University of Illinois Music Building auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U.

The ensemble — Song-A Cho, violin; Stephanie Iovine, cello; and Johanna Kosak, piano — will perform three world premieres. Two of them were composed by UI alumni:

UI group looking at pension supplement

The University of Illinois is moving toward a supplemental pension program that would contribute money to a tax-deferred retirement savings plan for thousands of employees stung by the state's recent pension reform.

'Much Ado' with Conlin's final show

URBANA — As director of Illinois Theatre's "Much Ado About Nothing," director Kathleen Conlin is challenging her student cast and crew.

She brought in four professional designers to work alongside the students, who range from sophomores to master's of fine arts degree candidates — some of whom had professional theater experience before coming here.

Adesida: Salary program 'firm and important' goal

URBANA — The state budget picture may be unclear but University of Illinois officials are hoping for a salary program next year.

In a town hall meeting on campus Wednesday, UI Provost Ilesanmi Adesida, whose office oversees academic affairs on campus, called a salary program for the coming academic year a "firm and important" goal.

UI explores more autonomous medical education in Urbana

URBANA — The University of Illinois is exploring the possibility of establishing a more autonomous College of Medicine here and aligning itself with Carle as its clinical partner.

Lot J on campus to close April 16

CHAMPAIGN — A major campus parking lot will close next week as crews prepare to break ground on a six-story hotel and apartment complex just off Green Street.

Alma Mater stand-ins drop by for visit

If she was watching, Alma Mater would have gotten a glimpse of her former green self Wednesday.

Among the fans on hand were UI senior Katie Chan and junior Clare Curtin, who stood in for Alma shortly after the sculpture left campus in 2012.

Top of the Morning, April 9, 2014

Faraway C Section seats weren't always the best place to watch a basketball game at State Farm Center.

In the mancave, however, they'd be ideal.

That's the kind of response the UI received when it surveyed season-ticket holders about the possible sale of seats removed during renovation currently underway.