The front window of That's Rentertainment in Champaign, in the local businesses' final weeks.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
August 14, 2015

Champaign’s ‘Renter’ Closing Its Doors

For employees and regular customers, the closure of That's Rentertainment means the loss of a social outlet, and something that can't be recreated through online streaming of material, or even a Facebook page.  Champaign-Urbana's last locally owned video store closes Sunday. 


Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(Photo courtesy of the University of Illinois)
August 13, 2015

Phyllis Wise Out With No $400K Bonus

University of Illinois officials did not approve a $400,000 bonus for outgoing Chancellor Phyllis Wise Wednesday afternoon. The vote was unanimous to deny the money after Wise resigned abruptly last week


U of I Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Barbara Wilson
(U of I News Bureau)
August 12, 2015

U of I Trustees Reject Wise’s $400K Bonus; Wilson Assigned As Interim Chancellor

The UI Trustees executive committee rejected a $400,000 bonus for outgoing chancellor Phyllis Wise, along with her resignation.  She'll be reassigned as an advisor to President Timothy Killeen, who tapped Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Barbara Wilson to replace Wise as interim chancellor.


US Senator Dick Durbin addresses a large crowd at the University of Illinois Tuesday.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
August 11, 2015

Durbin Addresses State Budget Stalemate, Embassy In Cuba

Addressing the state budget crisis, Durbin says leaders have yet to see the political crisis that comes with a government shutdown.  Illinois' senior U.S. senator was at the U of I Tuesday, calling for more funding for scientific and biomedical research.  


U of I Urbana Chancellor Phyllis Wise at the Ameren Innovation Center Grand Opening at the University of Illinois Research Park on March 30, 2015.
(Wikimedia Commons)
August 10, 2015

UI Trustees Panel To Name Interim Chancellor Wednesday

The U of I Trustees Executive Committee will formally accept Chancellor Phyllis Wise's resignation, and name an interim chancellor to replace her.  The search for a permanent replacement is expected to take six to nine months.


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