University of Illinois graduate employees celebrate long-delayed contract

CHAMPAIGN—On a rainy Friday evening around 5 p.m., the Ikenberry dining hall at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign was quiet. That was until the sounds of clapping and people cheering filled the second floor.  Members of the Graduate Employees’ Organization jumped around and hugged as news broke that they finally had a new contract.  In […]

217 Today: UIUC graduate employees secure historic wage increase

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 Today’s headlines: Pending regulatory approval, OSF Healthcare will reopen the birthing center at its Danville hospital — while its facility in Urbana will close. Advocates are urging Illinois lawmakers to expand a public health insurance program for low-income immigrants, before the spring legislative session is scheduled to end this week. The Illinois Supreme […]