Police say officers shot a University of Illinois student who was spotted near campus with a handgun and refused police to drop the weapon.

A school official says police have taken a student into custody after a threat prompted the closing of two southwestern Illinois high schools.

Family members are finalizing the funeral details for a Bradley University student from Chicago who was shot dead at an off-campus party earlier this month. 

The University of Illinois is hoping to strengthen its connections with Africa through new partnerships, research exchanges and student enrollment.

A former University of Illinois student accused of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit alleging the school violated his constitution rights to due process.

A federal judge has set an April 2019 trial date for a former physics student accused of kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China.

A suburban Chicago college student is suing her school for allegedly violating her free-speech rights by prohibiting her from handing out flyers from a socialist group that read, "Shut Down Capitalism." 

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A central Illinois mathematics teacher who helped subdue a freshman student who shot another student has been honored and is talking about her actions.

A suburban Chicago school district that previously faced a federal complaint over a transgender student's use of a girls' locker room is now facing a lawsuit over the issue.

Records have been provided to a psychiatrist preparing the mental evaluation of an Illinois student accused of shooting a classmate in the high school cafeteria.

Illinois State University officials say a student has been critically injured after a hit-and-run accident.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is touting a bill to allow students to refinance college loans at lower interest rates.  

State considers alternative student debt repayments

Mar 12, 2014

The General Assembly is considering a plan to look at alternative student debt repayment programs. Currently, many student loans require payment to begin six months after graduation, regardless of whether or not the graduate is employed. 

Peoria launching anti-gang program for students

Jan 15, 2014

Peoria is launching a pilot program next month aimed at stopping youth from joining gangs.  The state-funded ‘Don’t Start’ program includes two schools in Peoria District 150 and runs through the summer.  The anti-violence project pays for weekly gang-prevention talks, home visits for at-risk students and GED classes for parents.  Renee Andrews is principal at Trewyn Middle School, that’s seen students involved in gang activity.  She says it’s important that the Don’t Start Program targets students before high school:

Durbin pushes for college-loan bill of rights

Dec 19, 2013

Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is renewing his call for a college-loan bill of rights.   Students loans are now the second-biggest source of debt in America.

District 150 is using a program to better track its high-school students after graduation.  The School Board approved using the National Student Clearinghouse tracking service.  District 150 spokesman Chris Coplan says the program allows the district to track whether its graduates went to a two or four-year college:

Peoria Police investigate shooting of 17-year-old student

Sep 17, 2013

A Peoria High School student was shot after school dismissed Tuesday. Peoria Police Captain Mike Scally says the  17-year old black male was shot once near the intersection of Peoria and Nebraska. The victim fell in front of 1836 Peoria. Scally says the juvenile was conscious when police and rescue arrived, and his injury is not life threatening.