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The term “regenerative agriculture” sounds wonderful...or for many maybe just more fancy talk for the latest sustainable agriculture movement.

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Could Bradley University adopt the University of Illinois' COVID-19 saliva test? Probably not right away, said Bradley University President Stephen Standifird.

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The first week of Bradley University's fall 2020 semester is done, but there's still a long way to go yet.

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Practicing yoga could lead to improved brain health, according to a University of Illinois review of the available research on how the practice affects the brain.

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Prospective undergraduate students applying to the University of Illinois’ three campuses won’t be asked about their criminal histories until after they’ve been admitted.

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The Peoria Innovation Hub formally kicked off Monday in downtown Peoria. 

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The Peoria Innovation Hub is gaining forward momentum.

Governor J.B. Pritzker will be in Peoria Monday to kick off the next steps for the hub. It’s an affiliate of the University of Illinois’ Discovery Partners Institute in Chicago and the Illinois Innovation Network

Michelle Conger is the Chief Strategy Officer for OSF HealthCare, one of the partners in the project. 


Four swastikas were found on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus in the last two weeks. The hate symbols were found drawn or carved in two different residence halls, a library and a bathroom stall in the campus’ foreign languages building.

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Officials at the University of Illinois are investigating a report of a noose found in an elevator at Allen Hall, a student dorm in Urbana.

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The family of University of Illinois visiting scholar Yingying Zhang has created an endowment fund in her memory. The money will be used to support international students in crisis and their families.

At a press conference Monday, U of I officials thanked the Zhang family for their initial gift of $30,000 to the fund. An additional $24,000 in contributions have poured in from more than 440 donors.

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University of Illinois officials say they will take extra steps to vet financial aid applications from students involved in guardianship cases. The decision comes after university officials identified 14 instances in which parents had a student put under the guardianship of a friend or relative so they could qualify for more financial aid.

A medical research partnership between OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois is getting a big boost. 

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois has created a committee to review its faculty sexual misconduct policies, though no members are students.

A federal judge in central Illinois has denied defense motions to suppress evidence in the case of a 28-year-old man charged in the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China.    

CHAMPAIGN - A top University of Illinois official says a new campus committee won't be choosing a replacement for the school's former Chief Illiniwek mascot.

URBANA - A memorial garden is planned for a University of Illinois scholar from China who went missing last year.

The University of Illinois is paying an alumnus $7,500 to stop selling T-shirts that say "Make Illinois Great Again" with a drawing of the school's former mascot Chief Illiniwek.

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

Renee Slone and Jill Briles-Hinton Shine Among Peoria Golfers

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The Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame includes only 8 golfers. Three men and three women were local players.

Metamora native Renee Slone is the most successful female golfer in University of Illinois history. Renee played five professional golf seasons before returning to Illinois as women’s golf coach.

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URBANA, Ill. - The University of Illinois' new medical school is set to open its doors with its first class of 32 students.

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  CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois says it will begin building a multi-million dollar feed mill to replace the one that's stood for more than 90 years.

Construction will begin Sept. 8 at the new site located at the U of I's South Farms in Urbana. Construction is expected to be completed in June of next year.

According to one estimate, the completed mill will produce about 16,000 tons of feed a year - or about 10,000 more tons than is produced for livestock and research by the feed mill that was built in 1927.

Graphic and industrial design students at the University of Illinois have created "immersive reality scenarios" to help prison inmates on the verge of release navigate the world outside. 

A University of Illinois alumna says officials should form closer ties with the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma and reinvent the university's former mascot. 

Chris Quintana covers the "culture wars" on college campuses and other news for The Chronicle of Higher Education. He was intrigued by the story of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's one-time icon, Chief Illiniwek. Quintana visited the school and surrounding area for a story released earlier this year.

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Peoria’s Jump Simulation is being honored as one of the best in the world. The health care and engineering center is one of 20 globally to earn accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in five distinction areas.

The University of Illinois is hosting its first graduation ceremony for its online-only Master of Business Administration program.

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University of Illinois administrators want to see the Urbana campus move on without Chief Illiniwek. Through a series of public events, they’re seeking input from the community on how best to achieve that. Christine Herman spoke with attendees at an event Tuesday to learn what they see as the path forward.

Students applying for admission into the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will soon be able to self-report their standardized test scores.

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The first employers are being signed up now for Illinois’ Secure Choice retirement savings program. State Treasurer Mike Frerichs says that under the program, private-sector workers who don’t have a retirement plan at their job can have a portion of their pay automatically set aside in a state savings program. Frerichs says those savings will be shielded from any state financial problems.  

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