Illinois women's basketball head coach on the sidelines of a game
Michael Conroy/AP Photo
May 19, 2015

The Changing Culture Of Competitive College Sports

The University of Illinois now faces allegations of abusive behavior and medical mistreatment against coaches and staff in two sports on the Urbana campus. Murray Sperber teaches in the Cultural Studies of Sport in Education program at U-C Berkley. He tells Illinois Public Media's Scott Cameron that many things have changed in college sports since the Bobby Knight days of choking players and throwing chairs.


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.


Sign that Champaign Unit 4 placed at its Interstate Drive site, before two failed referendums last spring and fall.
(Jim Meadows/WILL)
May 12, 2015

Unit 4 Property To Be Used To Raise Soybeans

Champaign's Unit 4 Schools has leased land that was to be used for a new Central High School for growing crops for at least part of next year.


Illinois offensive linesman Simon Cvijanovic (68) blocks Western Michigan defensive end Deauntay Legrier (36) while Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase (2) looks to pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 2
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
May 11, 2015

Illinois Lineman Says Beckman Mishandled Knee Injury

Offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic wrote a series of Twitter posts Sunday accusing Beckman and some staff members of not offering proper treatment for a torn meniscus in his knee.   U of I Athletic Director Mike Thomas supported Beckman in a later statement.


U of I President Robert Easter at his office on the Urbana campus, after December 2014 interview.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
May 07, 2015

U of I Gives Retiring President Easter Final Bonus

University of Illinois President Robert Easter will get one last pay increase before he retires later this month.  At their meeting Thursday in Springfield, U of I trustees approved a $167, 200 performance bonus.


President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Thursday.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 30, 2015

Obama Library To Be Built In Chicago

President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library.   That's according to a source with direct knowledge of the decision who requested anonymity because Obama's decision hasn't been announced.


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