Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

(Photo courtesy of the University of Illinois)

February 09, 2015

Urbana Campus Med School One Step Closer To Reality

The University of Illinois’s Urbana campus took one step closer to a new medical school on Monday. The campus academic Senate voted to approve Chancellor Phyllis Wise's proposal to create an engineering-focused medical school in partnership with Carle hospital. The vote is the first formal step in the process, and Wise says the plan is gaining momentum.


Governor Bruce Rauner before Wednesday's State of the State address.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

February 09, 2015

Rauner Orders State To Stop Collecting Fair Share Union Fees

Gov. Bruce Rauner stepped up his campaign against government employee unions by eliminating so-called "fair share'' dues paid by workers who don't join a union. The Republican said Monday he has signed an executive order erasing what he says is a "critical cog in the corrupt bargain crushing taxpayers.'' 


Illini Kendrick Nunn drives for a layup during Saturday's 59-54 win at Michigan State.

(Rob McColley)

February 07, 2015

Illinois Holds On To Beat Michigan St. 59-54

The Illini improve to 6-5 in Big Ten Conference play, and have won three straight.   Illinois was 12 of 16 from the free throw line, and shot 41 percent from the field.


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