Gov. Bruce Rauner standing in front of a laboratory and speaking to a crowd.
Lee V. Gaines / Illinois Public Media
June 14, 2018

Rauner Wants Private Investors To Pay For U of I Expansion

Gov. Bruce Rauner said he wants to expand the University of Illinois system with billions of dollars from private investors. Rauner shared his plan with students and staff at the U of I’s Urbana campus during a tour of the university's electrical and computer engineering building on Wednesday. 

The Hallene Gateway on the east side of the University of Illinois' Urbana campus.
David Mercer/Illinois Public Media
June 12, 2018

U Of I Announces System-Wide Raises

University of Illinois President Tim Killeen Tuesday announced system-wide raises for the upcoming academic year.

The University of Illinois.
Daniel Baker/Illinois Public Media
June 11, 2018

State Senators Discuss Bills Addressing Illinois ‘Brain Drain’

Two bills recently passed the state legislature that aim to keep more Illinois high school students in state for college. This comes as the Illinois Board of Higher Education reports that since 2000, the number of Illinois residents enrolled as freshman at colleges outside of Illinois has increased by 73 percent. 

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen
University of Illinois
May 31, 2018

U of I President Praises New State Budget

The University of Illinois is slated to receive an extra $11.6 million under the new state budget approved by lawmakers this week. U of I President Timothy Killeen said the two percent increase in state spending on higher education will bring the university system’s total budget for the next fiscal year to just under $600 million.

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