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EqualityCon panel addresses trans issues, budget impasse
Windy City Media Group - 2016-05-17
... issues and the state budget impasse took center stage at the State of the State panel, part of Equality Illinois' 2016 EqualityCon institute held May 13-14 at the University of Illinois ( UIC ) Student Center. Participants state Sen. Daniel Biss ( D ...

Armstrong State University is live with Credentials Solutions
PR Leap - 2016-05-17
(PRLEAP.COM) May 17, 2016 - Northfield, IL - Armstrong State University is live with TranscriptsPlus®, PDF sending and eRoboMail® from Credentials Solutions. These services streamline the institution's transcript process, which has allowed the ...

Illinois second in the nation for dog bites
WGEM - 2016-05-16
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a tree was down across both lanes of Highway 168 when a car came up on it and crashed. Western Illinois University has made tough decisions this past year with no state budget. Many questions left unanswered before ...

University of Illinois ends contract with public relations firm
Herald & Review - 2016-05-26
URBANA (AP) -- A public relations firm hired to develop a branding plan for the University of Illinois' flagship campus has been ... the university deals with reduced funding because of the state's financial problems. The branding project was started ...

State might allow alcohol sales at SIU campuses; sports events targeted
BND - 2016-05-26
which prohibits sales of alcohol on state property, including public universities. Four public universities in Illinois -- University of Illinois, Chicago State University, Illinois State University and Northern Illinois University -- already have an ...

Earthmover Credit Union awards four college scholarships totaling $4,000
CU Insight - 2016-05-26
3 rd Place: Cody Hornyak, Yorkville, IL: Iowa State University-Civil Engineering 4 th Place: Thor Hester, Yorkville, IL: Iowa State University-Engineering The Earthmover Credit Union board of directors and staff wish them the best in their future endeavors.

Labor Rules Could Cost Universities
Alton Daily News - 2016-05-26
A spokesman for the University of Illinois said officials are still working to calculate the cost. A spokesman for Illinois State University said it will cost the university up to $2.2 million per year to get up to 275 employees in line with the new standard.

State Supreme Court denies appeal in Chicago State whistleblower case
Chicago Tribune - 2016-05-25
The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday denied Chicago State University's appeal of a verdict that awarded a former university administrator more than $3 million as part of his whistleblower case. The case will now return to the trial judge, who will ...

Supreme Court rejects Chicago State's lawsuit appeal
Daily Herald - 2016-05-25
CHICAGO -- The Illinois Supreme Court has denied Chicago State University's appeal of the awarding of more than $3 million to a former administrator in a whistleblower case. A Cook County jury in 2014 found that James Crowley was fired for turning over ...

IHSA looks at limit on pitches thrown in baseball
Chicago Tribune - 2016-05-25
His offense? He allowed Brady Huffman, a right-handed fastballer and Illinois State University recruit, to throw 167 pitches in a game -- more than any major leaguer has thrown in almost two decades, and far more than the maximum recommended for a high ...

Illinois stalemate no excuse for ghosting on retirees' health care
Crain's Chicago Business - 2016-05-24
I'm a retired employee of a state university, and I make monthly payments to the state for health and dental insurance for my family. However, Gov. Bruce Rauner decided in October that the state of Illinois should no longer make payments to hospitals and ...

Illinois state board OKs University of Chicago expansion, trauma center
Modern Healthcare - 2016-05-11
The South Side of Chicago might finally get back a trauma center to treat the most severely injured adults. Illinois regulators approved University of Chicago Medicine's nearly $270 million campus expansion that includes a trauma center. The decision caps ...

Transit Of Mercury Event On May 9, To Be Hosted By Illinois State University Planetarium
Science World Report - 2016-05-06
The Illinois State University Planetarium offers a special astronomical event, which is the first transit of Mercury since 2006 on May 9. You will witness the planet Mercury passes between the Sun and the Earth. Washington Times reports that the "Transit ...

Illinois State University's board of trustees has approved a tuition increase for undergraduate student entering the university this fall
Greenfield Daily Reporter - 2016-05-06
NORMAL, Illinois -- Illinois State University's board of trustees has approved a tuition increase for undergraduate students entering the school this fall. The new students will pay 3 percent more in tuition and fees than the students who entered the ...

300 Chicago State University Workers Laid Off Amid State Budget Stalemate
Progress Illinois - 2016-05-02
Chicago State University, which has been hard hit by the state budget stalemate, now in its eleventh month, expects to save $2 million through the layoffs. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a stopgap higher education measure last week that allocated over ...

For some, Chicago State University offers hope
State Journal Register - 2016-05-01
At Eastern Illinois University, that figure is 60 percent. And at the University of Illinois' flagship campus, it is 84 percent. State audits have regularly turned up financial mismanagement in recent years, and enrollment has declined. Chicago State is ...

The Latest: No budget opens door to U of Illinois cuts
Herald & Review - 2016-06-01
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Latest on the failure of Illinois lawmakers and the governor to end the state budget standoff (all times local): 12:55 p.m. University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says that the prospect of another year with limited ...

Nominees open for 2017 honorary degrees
illinoisstate.edu - 2016-06-01
Illinois State University is requesting nominations for candidates for the honorary degree to be awarded at Founders Day 2017. Honorary degrees may be awarded by Illinois State University in recognition of persons who have achieved a record of major ...

Illinois House has spoken: Approved expansion of state's medical marijuana program
wingatewire.com - 2016-06-01
The goal is to provide a lifeline to campuses most at risk, including Chicago State University, Western Illinois University and Eastern Illinois University, with enough funding to open and complete the fall semester. The governor's other stopgap measure ...

Dietz: ISU carrying on despite lack of state budget
WJBC - 2016-06-01
NORMAL - Illinois State University President Larry Dietz says the school is surviving well despite the uncertainty stemming from the lack of a state budget. Still, Dietz says more certainty about state finances is vital. "As quickly as we can get a ...

5 Iowa regents sued over meetings with president
Telegraph Herald - 2016-06-01
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A lawsuit filed today alleges that members of the Board of Regents broke the law when they met privately with Bruce Harreld last summer before hiring him as University of ... the provosts of Ohio State and Tulane and the Oberlin College ...

St. Xavier University closing Arizona campus because of Illinois budget
Crain's Chicago Business - 2016-06-01
A Saint Xavier University spokeswoman said the school will be closed by the end of fall classes this year due to financial challenges in Illinois, the Arizona Republic reported. "We are going through some challenges with the Illinois state budget and there ...

State mulls alcohol sales at college athletic events
The Edwardsville Intelligencer - 2016-06-01
The new law would give SIU an exemption to an existing law that prohibits sales of alcohol on state property including public universities. Four public universities - University of Illinois, Chicago State University, Illinois State University and ...

Catholic university closing campus built with taxpayer money
Pantagraph - 2016-06-01
The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1TJWanV) a Saint Xavier University spokeswoman said the school will be closed by the end of fall classes this year due to financial challenges in Illinois. The university opened the new campus in August.

Kentucky State University selects interim president
wpsdlocal6.com - 2016-06-01
The Kentucky State University Board of Regents has named the school's interim ... a specialist in educational attainment and academic success. A college in southern Illinois will host more than 100 coal miners from around the region for a rescue skills ...

University ranked No. 20 best online college in state
Alestle Live - 2016-06-01
According to BestColleges.com, SIUE is ranked as No. 20 out of 25 online schools in Illinois. Mary Ettling ... shipped to them as long as they agree to return the books to the university when the course is over. When asked about if there was a ...

Illinois Lawmakers Pass Measure Eliminating 'Pink Tax'
Investment Underground - 2016-06-01
That's particularly true in poorer districts. The goal is to provide a lifeline to campuses most at risk, including Chicago State University, Western Illinois University and Eastern Illinois University, with enough funding to open and complete the fall ...

Gilbert's Saint Xavier University to close
azcentral.com - 2016-06-01
"We are going through some challenges with the Illinois state budget and there is such uncertainty with what would happen in 2017," said Karla Thomas, the university's executive director of media relations. "Handling the challenge in Illinois makes it ...

Fabian Kratz, Illinois 3-star OL, commits to Oregon State Beavers
OregonLive - 2016-05-31
Kratz, a 6-foot-5, 285-pound mauler, chose the Beavers over offers from Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Colorado State, Fordham, Illinois State ... opportunity to play football at their university. On top of that I would like to ...

Group raises funds to help laid-off Eastern Illinois workers
13 Your News Leader - 2016-06-02
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - A fund set up to help Eastern Illinois University employees who lost jobs due to the state's budget stalemate is taking applications from potential recipients. According to the Mattoon Journal-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1Pl3I43), the ...

Killeen warns of cuts, layoffs
The Daily Illini - 2016-06-02
... measures of saving money President Timothy Killeen warned the University community Wednesday that after a second year of negotiations without reaching a state budget. After the Illinois General Assembly was unable to come up with a state budget ...

Paint Illinois Juried Exhibition presenting visions of state
Tribune-Star - 2016-06-02
It contains realistic and abstract paintings depicting subject matter from the state of Illinois ... College of Arts & Humanities, Eastern Illinois University, presented awards at the May 13 opening reception. The Best of Show award went to John ...

STATE AFFAIRS: Despondency envelopes all but Rauner-Madigan
The Times - 2016-06-01
Enterprising University of Illinois graduate student Melissa Heil has created an Illinois Austerity Atlas, which documents the scores of thousands of people who suffer from lack of a state budget. Unfortunately, the hurt goes much deeper. As I have ...

Wayne State announces four finalists for head men's basketball coaching job
4 KTIV Siouxland's News channel - 2016-06-01
Howard also served as head coach at North Park University in Illinois (2011-12), assistant coach at Mississippi Valley State (2008-11) and head coach at Hardin-Simmons University in Texas from 2001-08. Jeff Kaminsky just completed his 11th season as head ...

Emile Adams
Chicago Sun Times - 2016-06-03
Emile worked at the University of New Hampshire and the State University of New York at Stony Brook ... Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL (773) 624-2703. Funeral Saturday, June 4, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Church, 50 East 41st Street, Chicago, IL.

Ranking Every State by Their College Football Teams
Bleacher Report - 2016-06-01
The school officially known as Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the lone FBS representative ... though Miami's worst mark was 6-7 in 2014 after losing its bowl game. Illinois and Northwestern get the bulk of the headlines, but it's Northern ...

Local college plans to continue without state money
WGEM - 2016-06-01
Tanner Zanger just graduated from John Wood Community College in May. He plans to continue his education at Illinois State University. He says he's disappointed in the state not coming through for students with MAP grant funding and failing to fund colleges.

Our View: Continuing standoff has serious consequences for state
State Journal Register - 2016-06-01
Equally dire words came from University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen ... seeking funding to buy the dough base used to make bread to feed the state's prisoners. The list could go on and on. No community has been untouched by this fiasco of ...

Future of education funding uncertain in Illinois
wpsdlocal6.com - 2016-06-01
Lawmakers in Illinois ended the spring session Tuesday night without passing any education or other funding for state programs that would end the ongoing budget stalemate. UPDATE: The Los Angeles Police Chief says the shooting at the University of ...

IL still without a budget after deadline passes
Gadgets and Technology - 2016-06-01
Unable to agree on a state budget, Democrats in the Illinois Senate and House rejected each ... Additionally, Chicago State University was forced to lay off more than 300 employees in April after cutting the semester short to save critical funds.

No budget opens door to U of Illinois cuts
Peoria Public Radio - 2016-06-01
University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says that the prospect of another year with limited or no state funding makes him "gravely concerned" the school may have to lay off employees or cut course offerings. Already the university is preparing to ...

Illinois student accused of murdering newborn allowed to leave state
WQAD - 2016-06-02
URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- A judge is allowing a University of Illinois student to leave the state while a murder charge is pending against her in the death of her newborn son. Judge Tom Difanis agreed to modify the bond of 20-year-old Lindsay Johnson of Monee ...

Rutherford spreading the word about ISU
Pantagraph - 2016-06-02
NORMAL -- Advertising is important in the coaching business, which partially explains the appreciation Illinois State track coach Jeff Bovee has for fifth-year senior Ryan Rutherford. A University High School graduate, Rutherford's career has become a ...

Lack of new Illinois budget hampers towns, universities
Alestle Live - 2016-06-02
The state's budget impasse has had a significant impact at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. University spokeswoman Vicki Woodard said the university is not commenting on Tuesday's budget impasse. However, Woodard referred to statements from the ...

Richard Lamont Pope, 85, dies
Windy City Media Group - 2016-06-02
Richard Lamont Pope, 85, long-time resident of Chicago, Illinois; native of Bear Lake, Utah; retired editor at Encyclopedia Britannica; and former English professor at Brigham Young University ( BYU ) and Wayne State University ( WSU ); passed away ...

Fund supports Eastern Illinois University employees out of work due to budget impasse
WQAD - 2016-06-02
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- A fund set up to help Eastern Illinois University employees who lost jobs due to the state's budget stalemate is taking applications from potential recipients. The group called Support EIU Employees has raised more than $12,000 ...

BYU to face Illinois in inaugural State Farm Chicago Legends at United Center in December
Deseret News - 2016-06-02
"The University of Illinois has many connections to Chicago," said Illinois coach John Groce. "Countless players from the city have lasting legacies within our program, so it's a great chance for our team to be part of the State Farm Chicago Legends ...

Three-star Illinois DE Jacub Panasiuk picks MSU
The Detroit News - 2016-06-02
He is a three-star prospect that 247sports.com ranks the No. 14 recruit in the state of Illinois and No. 36 at his position in the nation.

Phi Kappa Phi inducts Grand Valley State University students
Holland Sentinel - 2016-05-24
Three area students at Grand Valley State University recently were inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Inductees are Sierra Bulson, of Holland, daughter of Linda Sparks; and Kylie Mowinski and Kierstin Mowinski, of Hawthorn Woods, Illinois ...

Illinois stalemate no excuse for ghosting on retirees' healthcare
Crain's Chicago Business - 2016-05-24
... m a retired employee of a state university, and I make monthly payments to the state for health and dental insurance for my family. However, Governor Bruce Rauner decided last October that that the State of Illinois should no longer make payments to ...

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