On this day in 1965, Chicago got its first, full-fledged public university. The University of Illinois' Chicago Circle campus was dedicated.The university had been founded at Urbana in 1867. The first Chicago branch opened in 1946 at Navy Pier--"Harvard on the Rocks," the students called it.
Sears Holdings Corp. and Chicago’s financial exchanges have quit threatening to pull up stakes now that Illinois has enacted tax breaks for them. But it remains unclear whether state incentives to big companies are wise uses of economic-development resources.
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a grant to improve access to healthy food for African American and Latino Chicagoans.Those groups have higher rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. And an $850,000 grant seeks to reduce health disparities.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced a memorandum of understanding between the city and the University of Chicago. The university will undertake more than a billion dollars in capital development over five years.
University of Illinois President Michael Hogan says faculty at all three of the systems main campuses, including Chicago, could receive their first pay raise in three years this summer if current state budget proposals become reality.Hogan told The News-Gazette newspaper in Champaign on Monday that