In this April 28, 2014 photo, Students walk past the Alma Mater statue, a landmark on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana, Ill.
David Mercer/Associated Press
September 08, 2016

U Of I System Enrollment Expected To Top Record 81,000; EIU Enrollment Down

Enrollment figures released Thursday show U of I enrollment from a year ago went up 1.2 percent from last fall, enrolling 77,073. That figure is expected to top 81,000 when factoring in online students. Figures in Urbana show the number of new students went up 1.8 percent, including the largest freshman class in campus history, at just under 7,600.


A Jimmy John's location on University Avenue in Urbana.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
September 08, 2016

Jimmy John’s Sells Majority Stake To Equity Firm

The Champaign-based sandwich chain has announced it's sold a majority stake in the company to Atlanta-based private equity firm Roark Capital Group. There will be no changes to management, as founder Jimmy John Liataud will continue to remain as chairman of the company's board and the largest individual shareholder. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 


Champaign Centennial High School, where the District's teachers union approved a strike authorization vote Wednesday.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
September 07, 2016

‘Overwhelming Majority’ of Champaign Teachers Approve Strike Authorization Vote

Champaign Federation of Teachers President Jennifer White says a large crowd turned out at Centennial High School's auditorium Wednesday to approve a strike authorization vote. The soonest a strike could happen is mid-to-late October, but White says the union remains optimistic heading into its ninth bargaining session with Unit 4 adminstrators on September 20.


Opening page to 'Kognito At-Risk' a new online simulation program offered by the U of I's Counseling Center.
U of I Counseling Center
September 07, 2016

Online Simulation Now Part Of Suicide Prevention Efforts At U Of I

In observance of National Suicide Prevention Week, counselors at the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus have new tools to connect those in need with help. Those on campus are encouraged to try out Kognito At-Risk, a on-line simulation program. The U of I’s Counseling Center says there are more than 1,000 suicides on college campuses each year.


Champaign Federation of Teachers logo
Champaign Federation of Teachers Local 1925
September 07, 2016

Champaign Teachers Union Plans Strike Vote

The president of the Champaign Federation of Teachers Local 1925 says a few sticking points remain as talks with Unit 4 administrators continue with a federal mediator. A strike authorization vote is planned for Wednesday, but it doesn't necessarily mean a strike would take place. If no progress is made after negotiations on September 20, proposals from both sides will be on public display for a week, as required by law before a strike can happen.


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