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  1. U of Illinois pays $550,000 to PR firm for branding contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | Northwest Herald

    URBANA – The University of Illinois is paying the public relations firm Edelman more than a half-million dollars to develop a campus branding plan and re-examine the school's public affairs structure. The University of Illinois Foundation, which is in charge of fundraising, is using private money to foot the bill for the $550,000 Edelman branding contract, The Champaign News-Gazette reported.


  2. University of Illinois spends $843,000 for legal defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Northwest Herald

    URBANA – The University of Illinois has spent more than $843,000 defending itself in a pair of lawsuits filed by a professor who was denied a job at the school after posting anti-Israel messages on Twitter. WDWS radio obtained invoices showing how much the school paid to two outside law firms in the Steven Salaita cases.


  3. Noodles president to become Portillo's 2nd CEORead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | Northwest Herald

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The president of the Noodles & Co. restaurants is leaving to take over the top job at Portillo's, a Chicago-area burger and hot dog chain.


  4. Unemployment in McHenry County dips to 5.4 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Northwest Herald

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County unemployment rate dropped 1.1 percent in April from a year ago, as rates fell in every metro area throughout Illinois for the 14th consecutive month, a state agency announced Thursday. The unemployment rate in McHenry County decreased to 5.4 percent in April, according to preliminary figures released by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.


  5. Illinois licensing pools, beaches as swimming season startsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 | Northwest Herald

    The Illinois Department of Public Health is in charge of the regulations under the Illinois Swimming Facility Act. There are 952 city-owned swimming pools in Illinois and that number goes up every year, the Champaign News-Gazette reported.


  6. Illinois economic index hits high in AprilRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2015 | Northwest Herald

    URBANA – An index of the state's economy maintained by the University of Illinois reached its second-highest point last month since the recession. The university's Institute of Government and Public Affairs said Friday that its Flash Index hit 107.1 in April.


  7. University of Illinois wrongly revoked job offer over Israel tweets, professors group saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | Northwest Herald

    A report from a national professors group says the University of Illinois wrongly rescinded a job offer for a professor after he made critical and profane comments about Israel on Twitter. Steven Salaita had been offered a position at the school's Champaign-Urbana campus to teach American Indian studies, but the offer was withdrawn last year.


  8. U of Illinois spends $30K for Biden speech on sex assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2015 | Northwest Herald

    URBANA – Officials say the University of Illinois spent an estimated $30,000 to bring Vice President Joe Biden to campus as part of a White House campaign to reduce college sexual assaults. The Champaign News-Gazette reported the expenses included lumber for temporary bleachers for Biden's appearance on Thursday.


  9. Central Illinois wildlife park plan draws support, criticismRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | Northwest Herald

    ARTHUR – A plan for a central Illinois zoo and wildlife park is garnering support from economic development advocates and criticism from local landowners and the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The Champaign News-Gazette reported James Aikman plans to turn 45 acres south of Arthur into a zoo where people could walk and drive around to see animals such as bison, deer, llamas and camels.


  10. Anita Hill cancels U of Illinois visit over professor's suitRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | Northwest Herald

    URBANA – Anita Hill has canceled a planned visit to the University of Illinois over a lawsuit against the school from a professor whose job offer was rescinded. In a column on The Huffington Post, Hill said in a column on the lawsuit from Steven Salaita "erodes the possibility of the open conversation I had hoped to have."


  11. U of Illinois trustees approve new medical schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Northwest Herald

    University of Illinois President Robert Easter visits with colleagues before an Academic Affairs Committee meeting Wednesday in Urbana. In a unanimous vote Thursday, university trustees approved a plan, recommended by Easter, to open a new public-private medical school at the Urbana-Champaign campus.


  12. Illinois man's murder sentence raised to 65 years in retrialRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Northwest Herald

    Brian Maggio sits next to first assistant public defender Janie Miller-Jones during his sentencing Wednesday at the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana. Maggio has been retried and resentenced to 65 years in prison, 30 years more than he originally received, for shooting his brother to death in 2010.


  13. U of Illinois accepts more in-state students for fall 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Northwest Herald

    University of Illinois students cross Fourth Street on campus Monday in Champaign. A school spokeswoman says the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has increased the number of in-state residents being accepted for fall 2015.


  14. Uber ride-booking launches in 6 new Illinois citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | Northwest Herald

    CHAMPAIGN – The ride-booking service Uber has expanded in Illinois to Champaign-Urbana, Bloomington-Normal, Rockford and Aurora in addition to its Chicago and Springfield operations. "I look forward to doing everything I can as governor to make sure that Illinois is welcoming to your company and innovative high-tech companies like yours from all over America," Rauner told Taylor at the University of Illinois Research Park.


  15. Man accused of causing wreck during freeway confrontationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2015 | Northwest Herald

    URBANA – A Rantoul man is jailed on $150,000 bond after being accused of running a car off of a central Illinois freeway and ramming it. The News-Gazette reported 53-year-old Brian McStay of Rantoul was arrested Saturday on an aggravated battery count.


  16. Business leaders' wish list for Bruce Rauner notes revenue needsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | Northwest Herald

    In this July 25, 2012 photo, University of Illinois ironworkers replace the bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln in the main entrance to Lincoln Hall during renovations on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana, Ill. Now that venture capitalist Bruce Rauner is governor Illinoisi business community has a wish list of what it would like to see the Republican do.The construction industry says it would like to see another state construction-spending bill soon.


  17. Illinois woman sentenced for allowing boyfriend to sexually abuse kidsRead the original story

    Dec 24, 2014 | Northwest Herald

    An eastern Illinois woman who admitted she knew her boyfriend was sexually abusing young children has been sentenced to eight years in prison. The Champaign News-Gazette reports that 37-year-old Kristy J. Wines of Thomasboro was sentenced Tuesday in Urbana after pleading guilty last month to one count of permitting the sexual abuse of a child.


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