University of Illinois
We asked 10 men who portrayed Chief Illiniwek: What was your funniest, most forgettable experience while wearing the beaded buckskin?
ALEX DOZIER, 2010-present
SPRINGFIELD — Ticket prices for the five Illini games in Springfield next November aren't final, but with fewer seats available they could cost a bit more than what fans pay at State Farm Center, one official says.
Jack Peltason, a professor who rose to be the first chancellor of the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus and served in turbulent times, died Saturday. He was 91.
He was later president of the University of California system, from 1992 to 1995.
Lou Liay served in several Urbana campus roles, including executive director of the UI Alumni Association from 1983 to 1998.
URBANA — From the school that gave us YouTube, the MRI and plasma screens comes a new breakthrough that will likely have people across the globe raising a glass of chardonnay or pinot noir.
University of Illinois scientists have engineered a "jailbreaking" yeast that could greatly increase the benefits of wine and reduce the toxic byproducts that cause a hangover.
URBANA — Move over, Mars. Venus is on the way.
A life-size statue representing a female engineer will be installed on the University of Illinois engineering campus, courtesy of Texas Instruments.
SPRINGFIELD — A tuition increase is off the table this year but just about everything else is on it at the University of Illinois if big budget cuts are enacted, top UI officials told lawmakers Thursday.
Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget calls for a 31.5 percent, or $209 million, reduction at the UI for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
SPRINGFIELD — In hearings before the House and Senate appropriations committees Thursday, outgoing University of Illinois President Robert Easter had to tolerate snide remarks about the UI’s lack of success in basketball this season — particularly since he followed Illinois State President Larry Dietz.
SPRINGFIELD — An amended bill to phase out the 50 percent tuition waivers that go to the children of public university employees in Illinois passed a House committee Wednesday.
But the sponsor of HB 403, Marengo Democratic Rep. Jack Franks, said that more amendments may be coming.
Still, Franks said he hopes to pass his legislation this spring.