July 05, 2013

United Way Raises Nearly $3.5 Million

The United Way of Champaign County has a set a new fundraising record with its fiscal 2012 campaign. The agency set a goal of $3.3 million - and finished with a total of $3,486,000.


Southern Illinois University President Glen Poshard and University of Illinois President Robert Easter
(Amanda Vinicky/IPR)
May 16, 2013

Universities Agree to Slowly Pick Up Pensions

Illinois universities and community colleges have signed on to a deal that would have them pick up the cost of their employees' retirement benefits. 


May 01, 2013

House Committee OKs Madigan Pension Plan

An Illinois House committee is endorsing a plan by Speaker Michael Madigan to tackle a Goliath-sized public-employee pension deficit. The Personnel and Pensions Committee OK'd the Chicago Democrat's plan 9-1 Wednesday.


March 19, 2013

SEIU Awaits U of I’s Response, Talks to Resume

After two more days of negotiations, building and food service workers at the University of Illinois say they’re now waiting for administrators’ response to their counterproposal. 


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