University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen and Trustees Board Chair Ed McMillan
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
January 21, 2016

U Of I Trustees Freeze In-State Tuition For Second Straight Year

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says the school is committed to providing access to new students, despite the 7-month state budget impasse.  Trustees unanimously approved freezing tuition, along with a new background check policy on new university hires.


Work is underway to to convert Champaign's McKinley YMCA pool space into a roller rink for the Twin City Derby Girls.
Jamie Kozma/Twin City Derby Girls
January 19, 2016

Roller Derby Team Leases Champaign’s McKinley Building

The Twin City Derby Girls now has secured a downtown Champaign site for its future practices and bouts - but it will take about $20,000 and some construction work.  Last month, the roller derby team secured a 3-year lease for the former McKinley YMCA building on Church Street.


University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen
(University of Illinois)
January 16, 2016

Killeen: Continue Advocating For Universities During Impasse

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says he and other university leaders have to remain stoic over the next month or two as the state's budget stalemate continues.  Killeen says he's particularly concerned about operational and reputational damage to the university.


Illini guard Kendrick Nunn dunks overe Purdue's Caleb Swanigan.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
January 11, 2016

Illini Beat Purdue 84-70 In 1st Big Ten Win Of Season

Malcolm Hill scored 30 points and Kendrick Nunn added 22 as Illinois defeated No. 20 Purdue 84-70 on Sunday. Hill and Nunn combined to shoot 17-for-27 from the field. The Illini also held Purdue's two 7-footers, A.J. Hammons and Isaac Haas, to a combined 16 points.


In this Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, photo, boxes of single-doses vials of the measles-mumps-rubella virus vaccine live, or MMR vaccine and ProQuad vaccine are keep frozen inside a freezer at the practice of Dr. Charles Goodman in Northridge, Calif.
Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press
January 04, 2016

Champaign Could Be Seeing End To Mumps Cases

Awais Vaid, Director of Research and Planning with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, says the county went from 24 mumps cases in early December to just four since.  But he says each case needs to go through two incubation periods before being sure the illness has left the area.


Illinois' Malcolm Hill posts up against Ohio State's Jai'Sean Tate.
Jay LaPrete/Associated Press
January 04, 2016

Illini Lose To Ohio State 75-73

Marc Loving scored 27 points, including two late free throws, to lead Ohio State to a 75-73 win over visiting Illinois on Sunday.
 


U of I Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson
(U of I News Bureau)
January 02, 2016

AP: U Of Illinois Alumni Vent Over Sports Woes

An Associated Press investigation says alumni were upset after the firings of football coach Tim Beckman and athletic director Mike Thomas, shortly after Phyllis Wise stepped down as Urbana campus chancellor. Some were thankful Beckman and Thomas were fired, but wish they were gone sooner.


Michigan's guard Caris LeVert (23) drives into Illinois' guard Kendrick Nunn (25) during the second half of Michigan's 78-68 win over Illinois.
Robin Scholz/Associated Press
December 30, 2015

Illini Fall In Conference Opener To Michigan, 78-68

The Wolverines used a 9-2 run in the second half to take a double-digit lead over Illinois in the Big Ten season opener for both teams.  Mark Donnal led Michigan with 26 points, while Kendrick Nunn scored 23 to lead the Illini in a losing effort.


A DraftKings promotions tent in the parking lot of Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass.
Charles Krupa/Associated Press
December 23, 2015

Madigan: Daily Fantasy Sports Betting Is Illegal Gambling

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued an opinion Wednesday, saying daily fantasy sports, offered through websites like FanDuel or DraftKings, is illegal gambling under state law. She says illegal gambling occurs when someone "plays a game of chance or skill for money.''


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