University of Illinois Students Remember Atlanta Spa Shooting Victims

Editor’s note: This story was reported by University of Illinois journalism student Gwyn Skiles, with coverage coordinated by College Of Media journalism professor Chris Evans and professional journalists at Illinois Public Media. URBANA – University of Illinois community members gathered outside of the Beckman Institute for a vigil honoring the victims of the Atlanta Spa Shootings. […]

Ask The Newsroom: COVID-19 Vaccines, Contact Tracing And Data, COVID-19 Prevention

The Illinois Newsroom team is answering questions to help Illinois residents navigate this unprecedented time. Have a question you want to be answered? Ask here. Below you’ll find answers to questions about COVID-19 vaccines, schools and their response to the pandemic, as well as business and government aid.  Please note: This information is accurate as […]

U of I Dance Professor Honored With Fellowship

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign dance professor Cynthia Oliver is being honored with a 2021 United States Artists Fellowship. Oliver is one of 60 USA Fellows for the year and one of just five fellows in the field of dance. Oliver has been at the U of I since 2000 after spending years as […]

Finding Common Ground Between Abolitionists And U Of I Campus Police

This is the second installment of a two-part digital series. You can read the first story here.  URBANA – On a Friday night in late October of last year, University of Illinois police Officer Kyle Krickovich began his shift at 10 p.m. — it would last until 8 a.m. — patrolling the east side of […]

Historic University of Illinois Aeronautical Engineer Remembered

Editor’s Note: our original story incorrectly reported Carruthers earned his Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science and doctorate degrees in Aeronautical Engineering. His his MS degree was from the Department of Nuclear Engineering. We’ve updated the story. URBANA – Many are remembering an astrophysicist from Illinois who developed technology critical to America’s space program, including […]

U Of I Chancellor Releases Plan For Campus Life After Chief Illiniwek

A plan for addressing issues related to the University of Illinois’ use of Chief Illiniwek as a mascot includes formation of a student council to look at the development of new traditions for the Urbana campus. Chancellor Robert Jones released the implementation plan on Friday. The plan draws from input from a series of community-wide […]

Without A Field To Play On, The Marching Illini Meet Over Zoom

URBANA – As a freshman member of the University of Illinois’ marching band, Matthew Kostbade was looking forward to performing on the field. “I can see Memorial Stadium from this window right now and it pains me to look at it especially on Saturday’s when I know we could be out there with my drum […]

U Of I Plans To Expand COVID-19 Testing To Champaign-Urbana Community

URBANA – Administrators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign want to expand their testing program to the broader Champaign-Urbana community. U of I System President Tim Killeen said earlier this week that the university system was working with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to expand its saliva-based COVID-19 test to other communities and public institutions […]

U Of I System Enrollment Surpasses 90K Students

Enrollment at the University of Illinois system this year exceeded 90,000 students for the first time. University officials say the increase marks the eighth year in a row of record breaking enrollment numbers. This year’s enrollment gains come in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn.  Combined enrollment at the Urbana, Chicago and […]

News Around Illinois – Sept. 3, 2020

Illinois House Panel To Investigate Long-Serving Speaker CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois House panel convened at the request of Republicans will investigate Speaker Michael Madigan, a long-serving Democrat who has been implicated in a federal bribery investigation, legislative leaders announced Wednesday. Republicans filed paperwork to form the bipartisan committee earlier this week, a move that […]

U Of I Scientists Use COVID-19 Data To Make Predictions, Inform Action For Campus, State

CHAMPAIGN – Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been analyzing COVID-19 data to help the state — and campus — make decisions throughout the pandemic. Nigel Goldenfeld, professor of physics, and Sergei Maslov, professor of bioengineering and physics, spoke at a live-streamed COVID-19 briefing Thursday. Goldenfeld said that at the start of […]