Incoming University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen talks with WILL's Jim Meadows on Thursday May 14, 2015.
Michael Owen Thomas/WILL
May 16, 2015

Timothy Killeen Prepares To Step Into Job As U of I President

Incoming University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen will assume office on Monday, May 18. He succeeds Robert Easter, who's served as the top administrator for the three campuses since 2012. He spoke with WILL's Jim Meadows about his vision for the future of the three campuses, his strategy for dealing with state budget cuts and the recent scandals at the U of I.


Children peer out of makeshift shelter in destroyed village of Paslang near the epicenter of Saturday's massive earthquake in the Gorkha District of Nepal, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Military operations continue Tuesday to reach the isolated areas
AP Photo/Wally Santana
May 12, 2015

UPDATE: Champaign-Urbana Nepali Community Organizes To Help Earthquake Victims

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal destroying buildings and infrastructure. Officials are reported over 8,000 dead and over 14,000 were injured. Now, a second earthquake hit Tuesday. This 7.3 magnitude earthquake caused further damage has killed at least 40 more and injured over 900 while further damaging to Nepal's infrastructure and ability to rebuild. [Update in process on May 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.]


hands shuffling deck of cards
May 12, 2015

Lawmakers Meet To Discuss Gambling Expansion

If passed, gaming expansion could serve as an advantage to cities like Danville.  A panel of lawmakers from both chambers, which includes House Assistant Republican Leader Chad Hays of Catlin, meets for the first time Tuesday.


Deb Frank Feinen
(Photo: Deb Frank Feinen Campaign)
May 05, 2015

New Champaign Mayor Sworn In

Former city council member Deb Frank Feinen was sworn in Tuesday tonight as Champaign's new mayor, along with other newly elected city officials, including new city councilman Matt Gladney.


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