University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Victim recounts attack in trial of ex-UI football player

URBANA — It may have been 17 years since she was raped, but a 39-year-old suburban Chicago woman recalled the details with clarity for a Champaign County jury Tuesday.

"He had a gun. I was stunned. I saw the gun right away. I kinda' knew what this was about," the woman testified Tuesday.

Bill to prevent double dipping awaits Quinn signature

SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would place new limits on universities' ability to rehire employees who have retired is awaiting Gov. Pat Quinn's signature.

'Illini 4000' riders reach campus on route across U.S.

The 28 University of Illinois students participating in this year's Illini 4000 ride arrived exactly on time Monday at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center in Urbana.

Jamie Kelleher, a UI senior, said the group had completed the first 1,000 miles of its cross-country bicycle ride and expected to arrive in San Francisco on Aug. 7.

UI police seek man who may have been photographing youths

URBANA — University of Illinois police are seeking information on a man who was possibly taking photos of high school students in a men's room at the Illini Union last month.

Champaign to host green business summit

CHAMPAIGN — Two nationally known authorities on sustainability — Joel Makower and Jim Hartzfeld —will be keynote speakers for the first Illinois Green Business Summit, scheduled Sept. 6 and 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign.

Voice mail 'transcripts' a source of hilarity

Read through campus emails these days and you might assume everyone is cloaking their messages in some inscrutable code. Or that they've had a wee bit too much to drink.

The new Unified Communications system's "voice mail preview" feature, which needs some tweaking, is providing some memorable email exchanges — and unintended entertainment.

Researchers aim to bring ear-infection cause to light

URBANA — Oh, those painful ear infections.

They're said to bring kids to the doctor more than any other ailment. And for some unlucky children, the infections return not long after the last spoonful of medicine is swallowed.

UI in final stages of change in communication

URBANA — Someday soon, probably this month, most of the telephones you're accustomed to seeing on office desks will disappear from the University of Illinois campus.

The UI is in the final stages of a sweeping change in the way employees communicate — or more precisely, in the technology they use to send email or talk on the phone.

UI, state working on keeping PTI open

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois and the state board that oversees police academies in the state are working toward an agreement that would keep the Police Training Institute open.

UI contemplates moving, updating swine facilities

CHAMPAIGN — Preliminary discussions have begun on where and how the University of Illinois will move its swine research facilities, some of which are located on land slated for future development in the university's research park.

A feasibility study is planned, although funding for the study, estimated to cost $300,000 to $400,000, hasn't been obtained yet.