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. 


March 07, 2013

U of I Starts Center to Study Farmland Finance

The University of Illinois is starting a new center to study the financial aspects of farmland.  U of I Trustees voted Thursday to create the TIAA-CREF Center for Farmland Research.


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