University of Illinois

University of Illinois
2:00 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

University of Illinois president Michael Hogan resigns

University of Illinois president Michael Hogan has tendered his resignation.
(University of Illinois website)

This story will be updated. Information from Amanda Vinicky at Illinois Public Radio was used in this report.

For the second time in three years, the University of Illinois is looking for a new president.

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Weber fired
1:55 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Illini basketball coach fired

The University of Illinois has fired head men's basketball coach Bruce Weber after a 17-15 season that included a 2-12 finish. Weber is shown here on Dec. 22, 2011 during the annual Braggin' Rights game against the University of Missouri.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated at 4:15 p.m. with comments from Coach Weber.

This story will be updated. Sean Powers from WILL contributed to this report.

The University of Illinois has fired head basketball coach Bruce Weber, following a 17-15 season that ended with the Illini losing 12 of their last 14 games.

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U of Ill. tuition increase
4:50 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Tuition to rise 4.8 percent for incoming U of Ill. freshmen

Tuition at the University of Illinois campuses, including its flagship, pictured here, will go up 4.8 percent for incoming freshmen.
(via Flickr/ilovebutter)

Reporting by WILL's Sean Powers was used in this story.

The trustees of the University of Illinois system have approved a 4.8 percent tuition hike for incoming freshmen at the system's three campuses.

The vote today means incoming freshmen will pay $532 more a year at the main campus in Champaign-Urbana, $468 more in Chicago, and $420 more in Springfield.

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Morning headlines
9:38 am
Mon December 5, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, December 5, 2011

Some lawmakers are raising constitutional questions about new Missouri House and Senate districts. The St. Louis area is shown here.
(Missouri State Redistricting Office)

Lawmakers raise constitutional questions about new districts

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Higher Education / University of Illinois
1:31 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Wise named new chancellor at U. of Ill. Urbana campus

Phyllis Wise has been named as the new chancellor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(Courtesy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Reporting from WILL's Tom Rogers was used in this report.

The University of Illinois has chosen University of Washington Provost Phyllis Wise as its next chancellor.

In a news release Wednesday, the university says Wise will take over the top job at the university's flagship campus in Urbana-Champaign on Oct. 1 - pending approval by the board of trustees at their next meeting in September.

University President Michael Hogan called the 66-year-old Wise a proven scholar.

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