Each year, roughly 28,000 people are released from Illinois prisons. Now, four of those men will live in a modest five-bedroom home in a residential neighborhood near downtown Champaign. First Followers, a group that offers support to formerly incarcerated people operates the home called the First Steps Community House, in partnership with the Housing Authority […]
Fifteen women claim Jay Kesan made unwanted sexual advances according to university investigations from last year.
CHAMPAIGN – Three law enforcement officials will be honored for their work investigating the killer of a visiting Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois. Sgt. James Carter, Detective Eric Stiverson and telecommunicator Kenny Costa of the University of Illinois Police Department will be awarded the Chancellor’s Medallion at a ceremony Feb. 24 in Champaign. […]
SPRINGFIELD – Two professional basketball players said it’s only fair to allow college athletes to seek sponsorships and other lucrative deals if colleges and universities are profiting at the same time. Brothers Shannon and Sterling Brown — both originally from the Chicago suburb of Maywood — joined Illinois lawmakers Friday to advocate for a proposal […]
URBANA – The University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs has a new director. Robin Fretwell Wilson begins her new role leading the U of I system’s public policy research institute in a designate capacity on Feb. 16, and the Board of Trustees will vote on her appointment at its March 12th meeting.
When Ralph Gray transferred from one prison in Illinois to another, he didn’t know the move would mean sacrificing access to an education. Gray guessed he was 16 credits shy of receiving an associates degree from Lake Land College, a community college that offers classes in several prisons in Illinois, when he left Western Illinois […]
Western Illinois University said it will receive $8.9 million in state money to re-start plans to build the Center for Performing Arts (CPA) in Macomb….
Students sit-in to demand the return of school leaders. Five investigations are underway at the school, some involving sexual misconduct.
A new University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign survey finds most students who experience sexual misconduct don’t tell anyone. Campus officials say the findings of the Spring 2019 Climate Survey on Sexual Misconduct are a signal that they need to do more to encourage victims to come forward.
NASA is naming a spacecraft after a Bradley University graduate who was the first African American chosen to be an astronaut.
American schools are advising students to avoid travel to China, and some are working to evacuate students already there. The U.S. issued a “Do Not Travel” advisory for China on Thursday.
Documents illustrate what happens when a student is put in an isolation room.
DEKALB — Northern Illinois University announced Wednesday it will eliminate the use of standardized tests in undergraduate admissions and merit scholarship decisions next year. Any high school graduate who applies to NIU with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above will be guaranteed admission to the university in DeKalb. In a statement, NIU President Lisa […]
In his annual “State of the University” address Friday, University of Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones applauded the Illinois government for a recent revenue increase, discussed campus strategies to recruit and retain top-notch faculty and announced new efforts to increase outreach to the local community. Jones also explained what U of I officials are doing to […]
DANVILLE – On Monday, two Central Illinois communities are planning tributes to the life and mission of Martin Luther King, Jr. The civil rights icon led non-violent protests against racial segregation, poverty and war during the 1950’s and 60’s. Had he not been assassinated in 1968, King would have turned 91-years-old in 2020. Mary Thompson […]