College Athletes Can Be Paid For Name And Likeness In Illinois Starting Thursday

SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers, collegiate athletes and athletic directors from some of the state’s most prominent universities on Tuesday hailed the governor’s signing of a bill allowing college athletes to be paid for the use of their name and likeness as innovative and equity-centric. University of Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman called Gov. JB Pritzker’s signing […]

U Of I Officials: Urbana Students Cannot Get Tested For COVID-19 At UIC Or UIS

URBANA — Coronavirus testing sites at the University of Illinois’ Chicago and Springfield campuses will not be available to students who are enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, according to U of I spokeswoman Robin Kaler. Recent social media posts from U of I students suggest that some were under the impression that […]

ICE Forbids International Students From Taking Only Online Classes, Threatens Deportation

URBANA – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued new restrictions Monday on international students planning to attend American colleges and universities this fall. The guidance from ICE states that international students are forbidden from taking a full online course load while residing in the U.S. The news comes as universities and colleges formulate plans to […]

Champaign County July 4th Fireworks Celebration Canceled

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URBANA – Champaign-Urbana’s annual Fourth of July festival will not be held this year. The organizers of the Champaign County Freedom Celebration posted the announcement on their website Tuesday. The Freedom Celebration events, including a parade and fireworks, take place on the University of Illinois campus. But the U of I has announced the cancellation […]

News Around Illinois – March 17, 2020

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Currently, there are 105 individuals in 15 Illinois counties who have tested positive for COVID-19. Click here for a map of the affected counties and other resources from WILL’s Coronavirus Information Center. Illinois Governor: Election Still On, Despite Virus Concerns SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker says the primary election in Illinois will proceed despite a […]

University of Illinois Shifts To Online Courses In Effort To Stop Virus Spread

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URBANA – The University of Illinois System said on Wednesday night that courses will “immediately” migrate from in-person to online to help limit transmission of the coronavirus.  [perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Click here for more stories & resources from the Coronavirus Information Center[/perfectpullquote] In a memo to all students, faculty and staff, […]